‘Imposters’ is an American dark comedy television series that airs on Bravo. The show first premiered on February 7, 2017. The series has been created by Adam Brooks of ‘Definitely, Maybe’ fame and Paul Adelstein of ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Private Practice’ fame.
Most of Bravo’s reputation as an NBC-owned network is set up by its roster of shows that cater to women aged 25 to 50. Other than the repeat telecasts of already released feature-length films and theatrical productions, the lion’s share of these shows fall under the category of reality television, most notably, shows like the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise and its many spinoffs, and the more recent ‘Southern Charm’ – unscripted TV set on gated posh communities with the lifestyle of the elite milieu, which is often alienating rather than relatable for the largely middle-class target audience of these shows.
However, what comparatively goes unnoticed are the good old scripted dramedies, which albeit small in number on the network, are often of a praiseworthy quality. ‘Imposters’ is one such pleasant surprise for the critics for its commendable writing and polished presentation. As the name alludes to, the show follows a con artist and her antics. She gets involved with men and women, and eventually end up leaving them, robbed of all their possessions, including their hearts.
Con artists despite being disliked in public, enjoy massive success in pop culture and thrillers – bestsellers like ‘The Man in The Rockefeller Suit’, Patricia Highsmith’s ‘Ripley’ series, and the Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks-starring cult classic ‘Catch Me If You Can’, all stand testament to the success of the subgenre. Likewise, ‘Imposters’ also enjoyed this success and the strong and passionate fan base that came from it. Critics have lauded the series as well for combining slapstick comedy, good writing, a fair share of twists, and brilliant lead performance, all of which culminates in surprising and ambiguous conclusions.
Imposters Cast: Who is in it?
The show’s intrigue generates for the most part on the protagonist, enacted by Inbar Lavi. Although Inbar Lavi does not have much press in large-numbers Hollywood productions, with roles in only generic thrillers or action gigs like ‘The Last Witch Hunter’, ‘Street Kings 2’ and ‘House of Dust’, she is popular on the silver screen, with appearances in ‘Entourage’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and a main cast gig in the ‘Prison Break : Resurrection’. She also recently appeared in ‘Lucifer’ in the role of Eve. In ‘Imposters’ Lavi appears as Maddie, the con artist.
Other main characters on the show include Rob Heaps as Ezra Bloom, one of Maddie’s targets. He teams up with others, including Richard Evans and Jules Langmore to find Maddie. These two characters are played by Parker Young and Marianne Rendón, respectively. Brian Benben and Katherine LaNasa appear as Max and Sally, both of whom work with Maddie for a mysterious figure calling himself ‘The Doctor’. This character is played by Ray Porscia.