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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 & 6 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
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
Morgana 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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It's personal.

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USA

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English

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10 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dziewczyna z doswiadczeniem See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Transactional Pictures See more »
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Actually based in Chicago, not New York. The movie this series is based on, The Girlfriend Experience (2009), was set in New York. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Entertaining titillation with ultimately a missed logical reward of substance but I like it anyway
15 April 2016 | by alex_van_beekSee all my reviews

If my summary title of this could be the whole review, then I would leave it at that. I enjoyed watching this show, I did so during a day and I was compelled each time to follow up with the next episode- and not just for the gorgeous and fantastically sexy Riley Keough (I felt like seeing Elvis' granddaughter's tits was kind of something I wanted to do) but also for the storyline which really built up nicely ...only to sort of let it down in the end and just do nothing with all that tension, missing out on a massively rewarding and expected treat. The finale was anticlimactic and made me think that the more thought provoking and emotional aspects of this show were an accidental byproduct of just creating a vehicle to showcase Riley Keough's tits. I don't want to believe that but the cynic in me more than entertains the possibility of a TV network hoping to rope in some higher ratings by just conceding to the lowest common denominator. This show really had some terrific moments and whether clumsily or accidentally discards them in a faux-ironic act of having a bland bit of light neo-pornographic airtime substitute for a resolution, twist, or at the very least anything that resembled the conclusion of a coherent train of thought.

Once again, I did like it, it wasn't bad. It had a lot of interesting and great moments that had it's finale ultimately betray its potential that made it more than prettily aesthetic fluff. It was a nice and enjoyable way to pass the time of day but I really felt disappointed by the ending. It's like they had filmed all the sex they wanted to and just gave up on excusing it with anything resembling what previously seemed to be a promising storyline.

Riley Keough is amazing though, and it is solely due to her efforts that allow me to give this a 6 instead of the bare 5 that it would otherwise have deserved.


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