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New psychological thriller series: The Replacement

Written by Shows Editor from the blog Today's TV Highlights on 05 Apr 2018
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The Replacement

This three-part psychological thriller set in Glasgow follows the paranoia of a woman who sees her identity being dismantled and can't work out whether the cause is another woman or her own baby.

Ellen gets unexpectedly pregnant just after landing a big contract for her architects' practice. She hopes to be away for the shortest time and hires someone to cover the gap.

Paula is the same age as Ellen but already has a 10-year-old daughter. She made the opposite life choice, took a big chunk of her career out to dedicate herself full time to her child.

As Paula shadows Ellen for the last months of her pregnancy, she at first seems the perfect hire - enthusiastic, personable, super-competent. But Ellen soon begins to worry Paula has another agenda.

Paula refuses to believe Ellen when she says she plans to return in a couple of months. She's confident Ellen will change her mind when she falls in love with her baby. Ellen thinks that maybe Paula doesn't want her back. Ever.

Ellen becomes increasingly disturbed by Paula's subtle manipulations at the office. She sees Paula ingratiate herself with bosses and client, move in on her friends. Ellen begins to see her less as a support and more of a rival.

But no-one else sees the Paula that Ellen sees. They see a lovely bright decent woman doing her best to cover for Ellen. They all think Ellen is being paranoid - even her own husband doubts her state of mind. She is after all pregnant.

Only Ellen can see that Paula seems more obsessed about the pregnancy than she is. And the more she voices her fears, the more she alienates everyone around her.

When a terrible accident strikes the firm, Ellen cannot accept the police verdict and pursues the person she believes responsible.
CHANNEL M-Net (DStv 101)
PREMIERE 5 April 2018
TIMESLOT Thursdays, 22h00
REPEATS Saturdays, 01h00


Channels in this post: M-Net

Tags: Thriller,Drama

1 Comment

05 Apr 2018 09:14

Psycho chicks - you gottta love em!

I'm hooked on stories like this because it drives me crazy when no-one will believe what's actually going on. I've been in a similar situation where I knew what was happening but it would have seemed mad if I told anyone what I believed. Thankfully the situation dissolved but still, it was hairraising.

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