Recommended: Chloe on Amazon Prime Video
What's Chloe About?
Becky Green obsessively follows her childhood friend Chloe Fairbourne on social media, but when Chloe suddenly dies, Becky assumes a new identity and infiltrates the enviable lives of her closest friends to find out what really happened.
Why (and to whom) do we recommend it?
If you’re in search of a twisty thriller, Chloe more than delivers. The six-episode series, which premiered on the BBC in February before arriving on Prime Video, wastes no time establishing Becky as a lonely woman yearning for a fuller life: in the first 10 minutes, we see her flip through Chloe’s old photos on Instagram, begin a temp job for an ungrateful executive, and sneak into a glamorous party under a false name.
With an ailing mother and limited prospects, Becky is clearly desperate to be anyone but herself — a feeling that’s only compounded when she learns Chloe has died by suicide. The two haven’t spoken in years, but Chloe called her twice the night she died, and Becky interprets that as a sign that she should do some digging.
What follows are a series of bad decisions that only get worse as Becky befriends, and later falls into bed with, the members of Chloe’s inner circle.
A spectacular performance from Doherty sells the entire gambit. Given how long Becky’s con goes on, Chloe’s premise could easily strain credulity, but Doherty so thoroughly inhabits both Becky and Sasha’s personae that the season never feels like a slog.
Though Doherty sells the psychological thriller’s many twists, Chloe doesn’t quite stick the landing with its final reveal. Still, even viewers who see the ending coming are likely to enjoy the winding journey.
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