Sneaky Pete (TV/Crime/Con) [TV/Review]


Season 1: 7/10
Season 2: 6/10
Season 3: 6/10

Year: 2015-2019
Genre: TV/Crime/Con
Source: Streaming (Amazon Prime)

A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, reuniting with his estranged family, that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s escaping.

I have loved Giovanni Ribisi ever since he played Phoebe’s weird brother in the show Friends. But I have to be honest, I don’t think he has “it”, to be in the leading role. But he’s ok.

About half the first season in I was about to quit. I didn’t really feel that it was that good. But since I’m a sucker for con movies I kept going, but degraded the show to be something I watched while checking my phone or surfing the net. There are some twists and turns that raise my rating of the first season.

Season two goes about in the same vein. About halfway through we get introduced to the Jane Adams character, and although her character is kind of annoying here I really like her as an actress.

Season three is also off to a very slow start. Carlys side story with her dead mother feels like a real filler at first but actually goes somewhere eventually. Much of the focus this time is on Pete and his old ”con partner” Lizzie. Again, okey but it’s missing that extra.

One thing on the plus side is that more or less all of the main cast are really likeable. Libe Barer as Carly, Marin Ireland as Julia, Alison Wright as Marjorie and Peter Gerety as grandpa Otto. But if I have to pick a favourite of the entire cast, then I’ll have to go with the amazing Ethan Embry as the real Pete.

So all in all, an above average series to watch while your doing something on your phone or cooking dinner. If it wasn’t for the con parts, I would have quit during season one.

It was filmed mainly in Rockland County, New York, USA.

I watched this streaming on Amazon Prime.



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