its title is simple lie (“lie”) In its original Spanish, this is closer to liarthe title of the 2017 UK series Lies and Deception (Netflix) based on. liar Featured by Joanne Froggat (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd; here, Angela Claymont and Javier Rey are two professionals who feud over what happened the night of their first date.
Opening shot: The Mediterranean, the tides beat. A woman is paddling her sea kayak along the rocky coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca.
Key Points: After her morning workout, Laura (Angela Claymont) returns to her sunny waterfront home, where Ivan (Mikel Fernandez) is packing his last suitcase. They broke up after 13 years together, awkward but friendly. Meanwhile, Xavier (Javier Rey) is driving his son Lucas, whose literature teacher Laura, to high school. She and Xavier had flirted before, and today he took a risk. “It might be a little early, but if you want a drink, I’ll be happy. No strings attached.” Laura was excited. Javier is excited. And Kata (Manuela Velasco) was overjoyed. She is Laura’s sister and works as a nurse at the hospital where Xavier is a surgeon. Go play, she said, Laura is full of butterflies. “Cata, it’s been half my life since I dated someone who wasn’t Ivan.”
Laura and Xavier meet at a restaurant and they greet each other and laugh. But suddenly the next morning, Laura woke up in her bed, groggy and disoriented. At the Xavier’s house, he greeted his son with a big smile and then texted Laura. “Thanks for an unforgettable night.” He even told his friend how much he wanted to see her again. Okay, but how is Laura resisting bouts of nausea in the employee restroom and trying to piece the night together?
Laura visits Kata distraught. She admitted that wine was involved, but it wasn’t. “I think I told him to stop,” she said. “It’s like it all happened to someone else.” In flashbacks, we see more nights. Xavier took her home. Xavier was waiting for a taxi inside. Xavier opens another bottle of wine.
Laura and Kata went to the clinic for a forensic examination, and she made a statement to the police, who pulled Xavier out of the operating room for questioning. He couldn’t believe it, he was scared. “She kissed me. No, I didn’t push her. We were hugging. If I thought she didn’t want to, nothing would have happened.” Since Xavier’s description of the night was different from Laura’s, and there was no physical evidence – Laura The check was non-violent and she tested negative for drugs – the police couldn’t make any arrests. Their hands were tied, but Laura wasn’t. Still distraught and feeling more like a defendant now than a victim, she turned to social media to tell what she said Xavier had done to her.
What show does it remind you of? Neither Angela Cremonte nor Javier Rey are strangers to Netflix. Claremont as Elisa Cifuentes cable girl Running five seasons on streaming and co-starring in the most recent fantasy thriller Feria: the darkest light. Rey starred in period crime drama . Choppedalso cocaine coast.
Our opinion: Lies and Deception An awkward renaming, but not necessarily wrong. In the early days, it wasn’t clear who was lying, but it was definitely there, irreplaceable, like memories of that night when Laura couldn’t quite come together. And deception? Well, remember the joy Cata had with Xavier about Laura? Let’s just say she’s not just Xavier’s skilled nurse or her sister’s shoulder crying. This is only the first episode.but Lies and Deception It has been proven that Laura and Xavier are not the only ones who will suffer the consequences of their night together.
Part of the reason is proximity. Laura is Xavier’s son’s teacher; Cata and Xavier work together. It’s hard for anyone to hide in such an intimate social setting. There’s a great scene late in the first episode where Xavier suddenly appears in Laura’s empty classroom. Is he just a worried parent? Of course not, but he might be. He apologized for what he called a “misunderstanding” and anything she “thought” might have happened between them. With red eyes and trembling arms, she felt threatened, humiliated, and confused all at once, and later told Ivan that she couldn’t believe it, and she almost believed Xavier. She was full of suspicion, full of anger, full of shame – and she apologized to Xavier even if arrogance remained his dominant character trait.will be fun to watch Lies and Deception Uncover its story about what happened, when, how, and most importantly, who did what to whom.
Sex and Skin: Nothing here, just the painful afterimage of a night gone wrong.
parting shot: Laura’s social media posts naming Xavier as her attacker have gone online. “Before I posted about Xavier,” Laura told Kata, “none of his colleagues, family or friends knew about him.” She was defiant. “Now they know.”
Sleeping Star: Manuela Velasco, who co-starred with Javier Rey in the 1950s fashion house TV series velvet, as great as Cata is here. She’s the older sister, has a seemingly perfect family life, and offers Laura a lot of support, but her own secrets are more than a little prickly.
Pilot-y line bridge: “He came to see me at school to clean up everything,” Laura told Ivan. “I was alone in the classroom. He walked into my classroom, stood in front of me, looked me in the eyes, and for just a second, his persuasiveness made me almost doubt myself.”
Our phone number: Streaming.as a remake of a British thriller liar, love and deceit There are plenty of secrets and twists and turns to get revenge. Who is telling the truth about that fateful night? It will be fun to watch and discover.
Johnny Loftus is an independent writer and editor living in Chicago. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, All Music Guide, Pitchfork Media and Nicki Swift. Follow him on Twitter: @glennganges