The marketing team at Netflixliterally summed up how to define the production when he received the episodes of the series and had to decide on the national title that What / If would receive. The executives chose to Dilemma, and the name couldn’t make it any clearer, what to expect from this new production of the streaming service.
The viewer is in a gigantic dilemma, Dilemma is too bad, but at the same time, the argument of Mike Kelley for the series makes it a highly addictive production and a complete guilty pleasure. Kelley was the creator of another production that followed the same molds, the soap opera Revenge, more here, the series starring Renée Zellweger there’s a big difference, it doesn’t take itself seriously. And that is the greatest compliment and merit that Dilemma could receive.
When watching the episodes, you can see that even the actors seem to notice that the quality of the text that comes out of their mouths is almost surreal. The faces and mouths of Zellweger and its countless legs crossed throughout the episodes, make the spectator at least curious with the plot presented in the addictive pilot episode.
In Dilemma, Zellweger is Anne Montgomery a successful investor who sees the opportunity to invest in a start-up which offers a different type of treatment from other pharmaceutical companies. So Anne offers a deal to the company’s CEO, the young Lisa (Jane Levy), a millionaire investment, but in return your husband Sean (Blake Jenner) you have to spend an evening with an executive. Yeah, do you feel the crumbs, reader?
Dilemma so it starts with a little air Eyes Wide Shut (1999), where the series abuses more daring scenes, as if it were a good old late-night movie, with naked bodies, and a giant sexual force. The big dilemma there is to answer the question: do I continue to watch the next 9 episodes? The sincere answer is no, but the way things end in the episode, and the loose ends are left shortly thereafter in the next episodes (1 × 02 – What Now, 1 × 03 – What Happened and 1 × 04 – What Drama) leave Dilemma be that kind of extremely marathonable series, which when the viewer sees has already been sucked into the vortex Anne Montgomery .
Like this, Dilemma makes that kind of production that the viewer knows is bad, but cannot stop watching. Whether by Lisa who delivers a young lady archetype, oh fairy tales who sees her innocence being corrupted by the wiles of the mysterious investor, or even, by wanting to find out what the protagonist’s husband, former player and firefighter in training , Sean hides, and still, to involve the parallel (and quite separate) plots of the other characters, where they all seem to have some secret, like the half brother Marco (Juan Castano) and your open relationship, best friend and employee Cassidy (Daniella Pineda), and the arch involving infidelity of the couple of friends Angela (Samantha Marie Ware) and Todd (Keith Powers) which at the same time is very surreal and almost unbelievable.
And if you fall for the Dilemma, at least, should reach the part where the series gains breath, there in its last episodes, and presents some plot twists (1 × 08 – What Secrets and 1 × 09 – WTF), where Anne’s chess game, which moves the characters of the show at will, begins to reach its end. Thus, the executive, finally, realizes that her opponents are about to checkmate, and then, the series runs to finish its bows in an almost amateur way, where the ends need to be trimmed, and the final plans put into practice .
And after all, if you got here, the only possible way is to go to the end, but as I’d say Emily Throne in Kelly’s other series, in search of revenge dig two pits, one for the series and one for you. Dilemma it is for those fans of soap operas, of the most assholes possible, and we will not judge you, after all, we love them.
Dilemma available on Netflix.