"If last year’s thrilling race for best actress in a limited series was defined, largely, by characters facing down their pain—winner Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown, Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit, Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You, Elizabeth Olsen in WandaVision—then this season’s cycle is sure to turn that on its head with glee," says David Canfield. "Instead of portraits of grief and trauma, we’re overflowing with tales of scams and cons. And just as with 2021’s crop, we’ve got a similarly impressive batch of actors playing these roles too: Emmy winner Julia Garner had a ball as a fake German heiress in Inventing Anna, while right now, you can watch Anne Hathaway spin new age mumbo jumbo in WeCrashed and Elle Fanning text a boyfriend toward tragedy in The Girl From Plainville. But heading into the homestretch, and with a bracing finale behind her, The Dropout’s Amanda Seyfried seems like the one to beat right now." ALSO: Here's what happened to Tyler Shultz, Erika Cheung and other The Dropout characters.