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Review of "Clique"
airs Wednesdays, 10/9c on POP
This is a British series, now airing on U.S. TV. It's set in college,
but it has a lot of mystery and intrigue in it. Two girls, Georgia (Aisling
Franciosi) and Holly (Synnøve Karlsen), are best friends at the University of
Edinburgh. Georgia, who likes to party, gets involved with this select
group of students, hand-picked by a powerful female professor (No, this is not
"How to Get Away with Murder," despite the similar description).
Solasta Women's Initiative, has many secrets. Holly is alarmed by how her
friend changes; she suspects that something terrible is going on, so she forces
her way into the select group. Some dark and creepy things happen,
endangering the girls. The professor has an unusual idea about feminism
that intrigues the girls who join her group. Holly has her own secrets that
she's worried might be revealed.
The show has a lot of great mysteries and action - more than you might
expect. It covers many controversial topics that young people have to deal
with, such as consent, sexual asssault and alt-right violence. I think
it's worth watching. I'm surprised that the show is on POP and not BBC America.
There is also a second season that hasn't aired here yet. There are only 6 episodes in each season, so it's
easy to watch. It sounds like the show is very successful, so it might get a
CLIQUE, a six-part seductive
drama from the creators of the British TV hit “Skins,” comes
to Pop TV this fall.
Premiering with a two-hour
television event on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 p.m.-12:00
a.m., ET/PT, this new binge-worthy drama follows childhood
best friends Georgia (Aisling Franciosi – “Game of Thrones”)
and Holly (Synnove Karlsen – “Medici: The Magnificent”) as
they embark on the so-called best years of their lives at a
They are quickly drawn into an alluring
world of lavish parties and an elite clique of alpha girls,
who intern at a corporation led by their economics professor
Jude (Louise Brealey – “Sherlock”). But after witnessing an
underbelly of drug use, sex, betrayal, violence and
self-harm, Holly begins to suspect a darkness lurking behind
the corrupt corporation and must work to figure out its
mysteries without encountering deadly consequences.
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