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The Girlfriend Experience 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2016– )
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Anthology television series based on Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience."
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Riley Keough ...  Christine Reade 13 episodes, 2016
Paul Sparks ...  David Tellis 12 episodes, 2016
Mary Lynn Rajskub ...  Erin Roberts 10 episodes, 2016
Briony Glassco ...  Susan King 10 episodes, 2016
Julia Goldani Telles ...  Iris 10 episodes, 2020
Sabryn Rock ...  Kayla Boden 9 episodes, 2016
Bill Lake ...  Carson Lewis 9 episodes, 2016
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ...  Dennis Masterson 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Aidan Devine ...  Martin Bayley 8 episodes, 2016
Drew Nelson ...  Jim Kinsler / ... 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Carmen Ejogo ...  Bria Jones 7 episodes, 2017
Anna Friel ...  Erica Myles 7 episodes, 2017
Tunde Adebimpe ...  Ian Olsen 7 episodes, 2017
Louisa Krause ...  Anna Greenwald 7 episodes, 2017
Morgan Davies ...  Kayla 7 episodes, 2017
Frances Lee McCain ...  Sandra 7 episodes, 2017
Oliver Becker ...  Alan Zuker 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Michael Therriault ...  Skip Hadderly 7 episodes, 2016
Sugith Varughese ...  Tariq Barr 7 episodes, 2016
Emily Piggford ...  Sandra Fuchs / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Kate Hewlett ...  Sarah 6 episodes, 2016
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Based on Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie of the same title, this anthology series is set in Washington DC in the days leading up to the presidential election and centers on a high-end NYC escort, Christine (Riley Keough), who offers clients "the girlfriend experience" while leading a double life as a young attorney in training. Written by BeachGirl Oz

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Although the characters are different, Christine Reade has the same first name and alias "Chelsea", as Christine in The Girlfriend Experience (2009) See more »

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Cold, intriguing look at the life of Christine Reade
2 May 2016 | by pepetieboschSee all my reviews

When I first came across 'The Girlfriend Experience' I didn't know what to expect, I hadn't seen the movie, and reviews were very mixed, some calling it a great show, others commenting on its apparent blandness and cold feel.

When i finally came around to watching it, it really intrigued me, I really enjoyed shows like house of cards, and I thought Paul sparks (who was also in HoC) was great is his role, his cold, more absent way of presenting himself was in my opinion great for his role.

The same goes for Riley Keough, while a lot of others seem to dislike her cold, detached personality as Christine, I found it rather fitting. Someone who gets extremely intimate with strangers would have to be like this in my opinion. Because of this the show is quite realistic, and the admittedly rather lacking story, (there is one, but its not as well developed as it could be) fits with this genre. It really isn't a regular TV- show story, but a look at a life, a life that ís cold and impersonal.

The grey-ish lighting and set design also really works with this detached feel, and the music (or lack thereof) really helps sell the seriousness and loveless acts and conversations.

I really enjoyed watching the show, and although I haven't seen the ending yet, thus far I have really enjoyed the realistic approach to this girls life.

It gave me a feeling comparable to the later seasons of house of cards, or maybe even Mr. Robot, the same dawning, almost depressing, but realistic approach, that, although not everything goes well and ends positively, creates a situation where one can really understand and feel the position the character is in.


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10 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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