There are series that are on everyone’s lips, impossible to escape. Sometimes this is a good thing but it tends to annoy more than one. So much so that it can cut off the desire to discover the famous program, as was the case with Squid Game. Other series, on the other hand, do not enjoy as much visibility. And yet it is very unfortunate. Chloe belongs to this second category.
Discreet on Prime Video, with very limited communication around it unlike The Boys and The summer when I became pretty, Chloe yet has all the potential to make sparks. So, we decided to fix all that in this article. If you like suspenseful thrillers, you’re in for a treat. We give you 3 reasons to discover Chloe.
A plot that takes us by the throat
Chloe highlights the worst of social networks. Yes, in the era where the latter pulullent and where everyone wants to show that he lives “his best life”, we must not forget their hypocrisy. As they say, appearances are sometimes deceiving. This is also why the BeReal application was born.
Well be it. In Chloe, Becky Green seems addicted to appearances and likes to pretend to be who she is not. Moments that allow him to get out of his rather sad daily life, stuck with his mother victim of early dementia and some old traumas, chaining pitiful odd jobs. Everything is good for crashing into a posh party and fooling people. Nothing really bad but that already says a lot about Becky’s fragile personality.
In addition, the young woman likes to spend time on social networks, especially on a version very (very) close to Instagram. A way for her to escape her dreary daily life. She spends hours scrolling through posts and often gets lost in the depths of the app. The social network allows her, in particular, to keep an eye on Chloe, her childhood friend whom she has lost sight of for years and to whom life seems to smile with all its teeth. Yes, but now, one day, Chloe commits suicide. When Becky learns this on social networks, the announcement has the effect of a bomb. How could this young woman who had everything to be happy commit suicide? Even more disturbing, Chloe tried to contact Becky twice, the night she jumped off a cliff. Why was she calling him, after years of radio silence?
Confused and bereaved, Becky decides to investigate, in her own way, the surprising death of her former best friend. For that, she will do what she does best: pretend to be someone else. Little by little, Becky, renamed Sasha, will enter Chloe’s private circle and try to discover the causes of her death.
Oscillating between thriller and psychological thriller, Chloe is a series that stands out. The concept of the series has everything to please those who like investigations. Over the episodes, we are surprised to hold our breath. Becky/Sasha is playing a dangerous game and there’s no telling it will end well for her. We delight in unraveling one by one the mysterious threads of Chloe’s death. If everything seemed perfect in his life, it was only on the surface.
If we recognize some lengths and improbabilities, the scenario of Chloe holds up well. We let ourselves be caught up in the mystery that makes us shiver. The lies accumulate and we worry, too.
A fair distribution
But what’s a good show without good acting? This is Erin Doherty, excellent Princess Anne in The Crown, which almost alone carries the series. She is quite convincing in the role of this young woman lost in her life who clings to the happiness she once shared with her friend Chloe and who regularly invents lives, names and personalities. The role fits him like a glove. Without putting Becky Green on a pedestal or excusing some of these actions, the accuracy of Erin Doherty’s interpretation makes it possible to understand the torments of the protagonist.
All the same, the supporting roles of Chloe are also very good. Billy Howle (The snake) in the role of the modest widower masters his score while Poppy Gilbert (Don’t walk away) lends her features to the ubiquitous Chloe Fairbourne.
An achievement at the height
Behind the cameras and writing Chloe, we find Alice Seabright. If her name means nothing to you, the director and screenwriter nevertheless has a big series on her list. Indeed, she worked on a few episodes of Sex Education.
Chloe does a wonderful job of capturing an eerie, heavy atmosphere. We wander through the streets of Bristol and we can almost smell the salty smell of the sea. The gap between the life of Beck Green, in a sad house on the coast, and the one she creates as Sasha to rub posh friends of Chloe is very well transcribed. They don’t come from the same world.
We also appreciate a strong feminine presence that does not necessarily fall into clichés. It’s not a big deal, but I might as well point it out.
One could regret that the series contains only six episodes but it is perhaps not worse. With a limited time, the suspense ended up taking us completely by the throat, until everything accelerated for the final outcome. If the series could never have a sequel and we would not be bruised, the door remains open for a second season. But maybe we should change the name of the series…
Chloe is one of those good surprises, which we discover by chance while strolling on the streaming platform, although Prime Video has chosen not to highlight it. Why ? It remains a mystery. If we deplore some inconsistencies or accelerated passages to be able to complete everything in time, Chloe is a series that should appeal to people who love mysteries. This is not the series of the century, we agree. But it is a series that deserves more attention. To watch in VOSTFR for the charm of the British accent, that goes without saying.
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