• Network: Starz
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 10, 2016
Season #: 3, 2, 1
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4

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  1. May 2, 2021
    8
    After a four long years of waiting, it is safe to say that The Girlfriend Experience found its intimate touch (or a True Detective-like comeback) that everyone wanted since Season 1. This is the first time that Amy Seimetz's and Lodge Kerrigan's involvement are nowhere to be found in this season, and somehow foreign director, Anja Marquardt, rocked the house out of season three. TheAfter a four long years of waiting, it is safe to say that The Girlfriend Experience found its intimate touch (or a True Detective-like comeback) that everyone wanted since Season 1. This is the first time that Amy Seimetz's and Lodge Kerrigan's involvement are nowhere to be found in this season, and somehow foreign director, Anja Marquardt, rocked the house out of season three. The technical presentation behind this season is gorgeous based on use of cinematography, lighting, and color palette that this season went for when it comes to technology and I loved it. Julia Goldani Telles' portrayal as the wise Scientist, Iris, is an eyecatcher you cannot miss as she performs something similar to what Riley Keough has done to her character since season one and she's chillingly good. It may be a questioning season for some due to overreliance of tech trends and a familiarisque narrative to Mr. Robot, but the didactic message that lies in this season really says something as cryptocurrency, virtual sex, and artificial intelligence is shaping up the future of tomorrow and it's mad deep. And much props to the cast and crew that filmed this season during the pandemic using COVID-19 safety precautionary filming tactics and I sincerely hope that STARZ renews this for season 4. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 3, 2021
    80
    The Girlfriend Experience is an efficient and confident affair, with little excess fat found on any of its half-hour episodes. ... As Iris, Telles strikes an unnerving balance between formidable intellectual and conniving predator. ... Like the show itself, there are layers to Iris that are difficult to pin down, but fascinating to ponder.
  2. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Apr 30, 2021
    70
    This season of The Girlfriend Experience contains some promising ideas, even though it retreads some familiar ground and the gendered implications of Iris’ double life go largely unacknowledged.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 30, 2021
    70
    This year’s story may be its most ambitious, even if it sometimes succumbs to overwriting and pretentious filmmaking choices in early episodes just before building up steam at the point Starz decided to stop sending episodes (so I can’t say how successfully it connects its many ideas). Having said that, it’s never boring, even if I’m not sure yet if I buy all of what it’s selling.