Starring: katherine kelly, molly windsor, tom goodman - hill, and peter firth
REVIEWER: lyall carter
A dangerous relationship develops between university professor Leah and her student, Rose. After a series of events take place, things escalate between the two leading to fatal consequences.
We really are living in a golden of age of TV. With streaming channels creating their own content along with the traditional analog channels, we now have a glut of very, very good telly. So its no wonder that we miss some great telly. And Cheat is a very good watch.
University lecturer Dr Leah Dale has always prided herself on 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.
Cheat is a slow burn thriller that has more twists and turns than the unsealed road that leads to the secluded family bach. But its the way that the narrative lets them meticulously unfold that really ratchets up the tension and has you questioning, re-thinking, and re-establishing your theories. Cheat is slightly let down by its conclusion but overall it is well worth your time.
Cheat is an enthralling physiological thriller helmed by two fantastic lead performances.