Chloe season 1 review – a decent thriller with little answers

June 24, 2022
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
Amazon Prime, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
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Summary

While it may not conclude in a manner that will please everyone, Chloe is a show that, from the first episode, you are dying to see how it will end. And while most of the six-part series, you may not know what is going on, it’s worth your time.

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Summary

While it may not conclude in a manner that will please everyone, Chloe is a show that, from the first episode, you are dying to see how it will end. And while most of the six-part series, you may not know what is going on, it’s worth your time.

This review of the Amazon original series Chloe 1 does not contain any spoilers.

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The first thing to say about Chloe is that you should not watch it if you are after a series that ties up all of its loose ends in a tidy little bow. With Chloe first airing in the UK on BBC One earlier in the year, the ending has been seen as a hit or a miss. As not every question comes with an answer, some audience members are naturally going to feel cheated. However, if you go into the series aware that not everything will be answered, there isn’t as much room to be disappointed.

Whilst the series is titled Chloe, the lead character is actually Becky Green (or Sasha Miles as she tells people), and Erin Doherty, who played Princess Anne in The Crown, plays her. Erin does a great job playing Becky, and she adds layers of depth and confusion to the role. In the early episodes, you may wonder what Becky’s intentions are. And that mystery is largely thanks to Erin’s performance and helps gives you invested in the plot.

As for the series itself, it starts with Becky continuously stalking Chloe on social media. But when Chloe, who seemingly has a picture-perfect life, dies, Becky can’t stop thinking about the tragedy. And so, while also dealing with her mum who has dementia, Becky starts to befriend Chloe’s loved ones. And to do so, she uses the name, Sasha Miles.

Once Becky befriends the group, she gains entry to a much more glamorous and expensive world. And despite that she can barely afford the lifestyle, Becky can’t stop. And as she grows closer to Chloe’s friends, she begins to dig deeper into the life that Chloe lived before she died. But there’s a lot more to the story, and it soon becomes clear why Becky is so obsessed with Chloe.

In the first half of Chloe, it’s difficult to understand what the hell is going on. But while it remains like that until episode four, Chloe is a grand watch. From the get-go, it has a dark, mysterious, and eerie tone that helps makes the show what it is. Plus, with Becky faking her identity in the six-part thriller, it’ll help draw in audiences from Inventing Anna, The Tinder Swindler, and my old favorite, ABC’s Revenge. But unlike those shows, Chloe is much darker in tone and feel.

Overall, if you know that an unfinished ending will not disappoint you, then give the series a watch. But due to the hooky nature, it’s best to watch when you know you can binge the series in full.

What do you think of the Amazon original series Chloe season 1? Comment below. 

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