Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a good week. I’m back with a new Netflix TV Show, which actually made some noise lately: Inventing Anna. As usual, with all the shows Netflix has been producing I tend not to check most of the trailers and start a show without really knowing what it is about. So I did the same with this one and it was not what I expected! Let me tell you more about it!
Inventing Anna was created and produced by the famous Shonda Rhimes, so probably all Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder fans were pretty excited about this new Shondaland show. It was inspired by the real-life story of Anna Sorokin and the New York article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler. We follow Anna Delvey (aka Julia Garner) as she is interviewed by Vivian a struggling journalist on how she managed to trick and steal from New York elites.
As I said before, this show is based on a true story, but as it’s stated during each episode “This whole story is completely true, except for all the parts that are totally made up”. So of course, many things are not 100% accurate, and to be honest, this is not an issue in itself. I mean it is interesting to know it’s based on something true, but I still want to watch a TV show which means it will be scripted. None of the less, I know this was a bit disturbing for many of those who knew about the original story.
Overall, I believe the strong aspect of this show is the acting. Undoubtedly, Julia Garner does an incredible work portraying this obnoxious, stylish, and smart young woman that managed to seduce the rich without even being a pleasant person. I will even say that Julia Garner is so good and her character so interesting that everyone else seems a bit numb or superficial. It’s also quite true that even though each episode has its dose of excitement and surprises, it gets to a point where the mechanics are the same and the momentum gets lost.
In short, Inventing Anna while being quite interesting and original as a show fails to keep up with its own promises of getting us excited. The acting is good and most of the time your attention is focused on the plot development. However, it is true that it does feel like unfinished work when you get to the end of the story. I wouldn’t say it’s bad, because I actually had a good moment while watching it, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a good show.
This is all for today My Movievaures! I hope you enjoyed this article and let me know in the comments down below your thoughts on this show. I’ll be back next week with a new review on the most-watched show in the USA in February, Euphoria season 2. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for more news. See you next week!