The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 Reviews

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November 1, 2018
It's a well-acted, well-written, and remarkably well-directed series that avoids falling into problematic elements that could befall any series treading in such risqué waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 11, 2018
The Girlfriend Experience is sometimes uncomfortable to watch, other times it stops in its tracks; then he throws himself into an unexpected place. But everything fits and, above all, attracts. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2018
This is a character study and the lead doesn't have to be beautifully flawed in order to get in over her head.
August 14, 2017
The Girlfriend Experience shows how two formats on an accelerating collision course can merge successfully.
June 28, 2017
The show moves in such a rapid-fire manner that it doesn't suggest passing judgment on any character's actions. It merely points the camera at them and shoots, catching them in whatever acts they choose to engage.
May 3, 2017
Starz's new show offers the closest thing to a real-life superhero-cum-femme-fatale that we've seen in a very long time - and boy, is it a glorious thing.
September 25, 2016
The reboot is really, really good.
July 14, 2016
As a self-contained story, The Girlfriend Experience is a chilly, cinematic treat, making shrewd use of a fascinating heroine to explore the loneliness of feigned intimacy.
July 1, 2016
The pedigree of the talent runs deep, and pays off in its refusal to be what you expect.
April 27, 2016
The Girlfriend Experience is the perfect show to binge because it's a bit like a mosaic - each episode has these rewarding little moments but they're not self-contained, it's only when it starts to piece together does it tell an enriching story.
April 27, 2016
Who says millennials are afraid of hard work?
April 21, 2016
[It] goes beyond the good-girl-goes-bad trope to offer up an intriguing drama.
April 14, 2016
Thanks to its edgy vibe retained from Soderberg's film, this dark series offers viewers the chance to explore a life that is as cold as it is sexually indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2016
Already, less than ten minutes into the first episode, the series seems to be an artistic as well as an epistemological disaster.
April 13, 2016
The Girlfriend Experience's chic, streamlined aesthetic cumulatively boasts an impression of metallic coldness that's both frightening and intensely attractive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 13, 2016
The Girlfriend Experience infers the complicated emotional and fiscal fallout of taking other people's money to fund your profession. Creators imbue the show with potent eroticism and an alluring sort of intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2016
As Christine's work becomes less about a complicated sort of self-empowerment and more about punching the clock, her alienation from the body becomes one of the show's more affecting storylines
April 11, 2016
Finally, Steven Soderbergh's 2009 experiment in sexless eroticism gets the TV spin-off some weirdo somewhere possibly asked for! Confession: Je suis that weirdo.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 11, 2016
Before you know it, 30 minutes have passed in which nothing much has happened.
April 11, 2016
Into this minefield saunters Starz's fascinating The Girlfriend Experience, which is not merely in conversation with questions of the male gaze, female autonomy, titillation, sex, and violence but quite literally about them.
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