Review: The Catch

Creators: Kate Atkinson, Helen Gregory, Allan Heinberg

Actors: Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Sonya Walger, Elvy Yost.

As soon as I heard from the producers of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to get away with murder, my mind immediately thought ‘Shonda Rhimes, so I knew it had to be good!
Alice Vaughan is a top private investigator in LA and the type of woman you don’t want to mess with. Having built Anderson/ Vaughan with her best friend, a firm handling high end clients, they investigate some of the most intricate cases from around the world and cannot afford to miss a trick. When her fiancée Christopher Hail screws her over and cons her in episode one, disappearing with her millions, Alice is forced to become her own client and figure out what else he’s wretched self might be getting up to.
Then comes ‘The Catch’… Turns out this ‘Christopher Hail’ is not working alone, but rather with the sexy and dangerous Margot Bishop; the mastermind behind the international crimes… and bigger things are occurring right under Alice Vaughan’s nose.
However, Alice is not the only one tracking ‘Christopher Hail’ down. FBI agent Jules Duo has been following his criminal activity across Europe and now hopes to obtain Alice’s help in taking him down.
Now as usual, we ladies tend to let our emotions get in the way and Christopher Hail knows just that and uses it to his advantage. What intrigues the audience is his way of conning people without any fancy tricks, he just knows how to study people and can get anyone, and I mean anyone to look the other way.
Both of the characters; Alice & Christopher will have you hooked to the show; binge watching episode after episode to get a little scoop on the next moronic twist.
What else has me captivated by The Catch? It’s difficult to know where the show might be headed, because despite the fact that you, more or less, know exactly what’s going to happen, the writers successfully know exactly when to add some seriously ridiculous dramatic turns.
My only bad review of this show, is the casting. Shonda Rhimes is known to have to have razor-sharp casting, but on this one, I don’t believe that some of the actors pulled off their characters as well as they should have.
Other than that the directing, setting and production are of high quality thus The Catch is definitely a must watch.
It’s IMDb rating is 7.2 which I think is seriously underrated considering it’s not your typical international con artist story.

 

by Maureen Michuki @Missphab

 

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