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The ActThe Act

The Act

A miniseries based on the horrifying true story of an unusual mother-daughter duo

Crime, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

show

United States of America

English

Binge-Worthy, Character-driven, Dark

2019

AnnaSophia Robb, Calum Worthy, Chloe Sevigny

53 min

Synopsis

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

Our Take

8.0
Sonia Botsarova

Based on true events, the series follows the lives of Gypsy Rose Blanchard her mother Dee Dee, whose relationship is pushed to the brink when it’s discovered that Dee Dee has been faking Gypsy’s illnesses. The strange case that gained publicity following a viral 2016 BuzzFeed story and a 2017 HBO documentary works well as an absorbing, well-paced drama. Each episode is visually interesting, offering compelling imagery with a palpable tension. Haunting and spectacularly acted by both Patricia Arquette and Joey King, The Act is a highly-recommended television series, perfect for drama and true crime fans.

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