This is new. There are so many people who attempt to deal with "doppelgangers" or "clones" or things where there's a "long lost twin sister/brother" somewhere. But this being the main premise of a show? That's refreshing.
Spoiler alert, but you probably already know that.
After watching the first episode, so many questions pop into mind!
"How in the world can there be more than one person who looks just like her?"
"How in the world do they know each other but Sarah does not?"
"What in the world is going to happen now?"
Her quick-thinking saves her butt more often than not, and I feel like this is pretty good so far. I love how she's always very observant. She makes mistakes; this makes her relatable. Her reactions (mostly at the beginning) are sometimes not what I expect, but that's because I don't relate to her being a drug dealer and a problem-child [at first, I'll admit it, I didn't like her]. The rest of how she react? Everyone can probably react the same way, given her circumstances [this is what makes the character good, in my opinion, you can feel the way she feel and relate to her? That's a great start! Now you've just got to reel us in with more about what's gonna happen next].
It's fun to watch [nudity alert though, fair warning. I had to stop to censor] and overall, I want to know what happens next. I wish there were subtitles though, I can't understand everything.
Imagine this your life is totally screwed up, and you get the chance to get out and start again. It just involves a little deception taking on the identity of a person who committed suicide - would you do it? Well I think it would depend on how screwed up your life was. In this case if you were Sarah, your life is as bad as it could be, she is running around with a no good drug dealer of a boyfriend, has a daughter who has been taken from her, into care and was her self apparently brought up in care. And to top it all has just reappeared after 10 months missing. Whose life could be worse than that? Well she managed to find that person - but that person has $75,000 in the bank so it might all be worth the effort.
But how is it all possible? Well she looks similar, or more precisely identical. Does she have a twin? Or sisters? At the end of this episode, which does reach a startling and exciting conclusion we are left wondering what the real background is to all this.
As a character Sarah, is not really likeable, but by the end of the episode, you do feel some warmth towards her, and you certainly want to find out what has been going on. A very good episode to start this series, and I want to know more.
The main character isn't someone you want to cheer for, though the pieces of her backstory revealed are fighting to make the viewers care. She's reckless and a bit thoughtless and that's not terribly attractive (or indicative of a character who's going to last). The story so far is decently compelling; it was a nice hook to introduce Katya toward the end of the episode. Interesting pilot; seems a little fast-paced, but hopefully that's a sign of a lot of twists and turns to come.
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