Cheat: Season 1

Cheat: Season 1

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After receiving a suspiciously high grade, a University lecturer confronts a final-year student on her marks only for matters to turn nasty and dangerous in this four-part thriller.

2019UK
DramaThriller

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

University lecturer Dr Leah Dale has always prided herself on... More her academic integrity so when final year student Rose, submits a suspiciously top-grade essay, Leah is quick to call her out. But there’s more going on than meets the eye as Rose takes the challenge as a personal affront, and what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception soon spirals out of control.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

With relations becoming increasingly hostile, Leah resorts to more extreme... More measures to expose Rose, and as tensions flare between Leah and Adam, could it be that her husband is taking Rose’s side? Rose seems to pursue a more personal retaliation against Leah, but who is telling the truth?

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

As Leah deals with the fallout of Adam’s betrayal, some... More unexpected news further complicates matters. A distraction comes in the form of Michael and Angela’s anniversary party, but as Rose’s behaviour becomes progressively more volatile, the truth is finally exposed over the course of one explosive evening, with devastating consequences.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

As the police try to piece together the sequence of... More events, both women come under the spotlight, but have they got the right one? As the investigation spirals, Leah realises she must come face to face with Rose one last time, but it may be too late.

Cheat: Season 1 | Reviews

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

These two strong leads propped up a creaky story, elevating it from hokum to intriguingly compelling.

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Independent

Independent

There isn't much out-and-out action, but it has a palpable feeling that writer Gaby Hull is carefully moving pieces into place for a big climax...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

If there were a second series, I'd watch it.

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The Times

The Times

I would have to watch it again to see if it made sense, but my strong hunch is that it didn't, quite.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

A devilishly entertaining, slightly repellent, and entirely addictive thriller.

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Decider

Decider

Cheat has two very good lead performances and is just short enough to tells us that the storytelling won't take the viewer down blind alleys.

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Cheat: Season 1 | Release Details

Cheat: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.