Inventing Anna: Season 1

Inventing Anna: Season 1

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In this series from Emmy nominee Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy), based on a real scam, a journalist investigates the case of Anna Delvey (Julia Garner, Ozark)—the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene and their money as well.

2022Rating: TV-MAUSAShondaLand
CrimeDramaTrue Story & Biography

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Life of a VIP

Reporter Vivian Kent defies her editor to pursue the story... More of Anna Delvey, an alleged German heiress indicted for grand larceny and jailed without bail.

EPISODE 1.2

The Devil Wore Anna

From a yacht off Ibiza to a suite at Paris... More Fashion Week, Anna's glamorous lifestyle comes into focus as her former friends dish out details to Vivian.

EPISODE 1.3

Two Birds, One Throne

With Anna giving her the cold shoulder, Vivian hunts down... More sources who can fill in the blanks: Anna's ex-boyfriend Chase and wealthy entrepreneur Nora.

EPISODE 1.4

A Wolf in Chic Clothing

Vivian investigates how Anna persuaded powerful Manhattan lawyer Alan Reed... More to help her secure millions in funding for her ambitious business venture.

EPISODE 1.5

Check Out Time

A past blunder throws Vivian off balance while delving into... More Anna’s stay at a swanky hotel, where she befriended — and lavishly tipped — concierge Neff.

EPISODE 1.6

Friends in Low Places

Vivian obtains footage of Anna's ill-fated trip to Morocco, an... More extravagant retreat with Rachel, Kacy and a videographer that quickly spirals into chaos.

EPISODE 1.7

Cash on Delivery

Under pressure to finish the Anna article and with her... More baby's due date imminent, Vivian tries to contact Rachel to hear her side of the Marrakech fiasco.

EPISODE 1.8

Too Rich for Her Blood

Vivian digs into lingering questions after her article's publication, including... More Anna's formative years in Germany and her stay at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont.

EPISODE 1.9

Dangerously Close

Anna obsesses over her trial style as Vivian covers the... More proceedings, Rachel takes the stand and defense lawyer Todd implores his client to cooperate.

Inventing Anna: Season 1 | Reviews

64%85 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Salon

Salon

Garner is stuck with a character who never develops into much more than an irritating cartoon...

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Decider

Decider

Even with an occasionally clunky script, Inventing Anna is ridiculously watchable...

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Variety

Variety

Even as the show around her stutters, Garner leans into her role with a vulpine, barely there grin that proves irresistible.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Demands patience that doesn’t pay off, squandering its promising potential along the way.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Glossy but potentially as toxic as its girlboss villain

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Occasionally messy and often unwieldy but they’re also savvy, sly and compulsively watchable.

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BBC

BBC

A largely gripping recounting of the original scam and a sophisticated dissection of a postmodern media event.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

An overly long muddle, never quite sure what it wants to say about its title character, or how to say it.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Part of the perversely entertaining allure of both Delvey and the series is being able to admire her epic gall while also being glad you’re not her.

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IGN

IGN

A show all about superficial pizzazz, in which flashy aesthetics ripped from reality TV arent just surface texture.

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Paste

Paste

Incredibly fun to watch but filled with issues

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It trades in efficiency and force for length and reduced churn. Still, there’s a lot to chew on.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Bloated... alternately seeks to scold and celebrate New York con artist Anna Delvey.

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Vulture

Vulture

Careens all over the place, and one of its only consistencies is an exhausting insistence that Delvey was talented but misunderstood.

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Inventing Anna: Season 1 | Release Details

Inventing Anna: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.