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Review: Threesome (season 1)

Review: Threesome (season 1)

  • 8 x 23 min
  • Drama
  • Viaplay
Sebastian Ahokas
Sebastian Ahokas | Recension
28 augusti 2021
Sebastian Ahokas
Sebastian Ahokas | Recension
28 augusti 2021

A threesome puts the relationship to the test

To what degree can a threesome turn a relationship on its head? Quite a lot, according to Lisa Linnertorp's series “Threesome”, where a threesome is the start of an fascinating story.

  • Skapare:
    Lisa Linnertorp
  • I rollerna:
    Matilda Källström, Simon Lööf, Alma Jodorowsky, Kitt W. Johansson, Lucien Laviscount

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The young couple, Siri (Matilda Källström) and David (Simon Lööf), moved to London shortly after graduating high school. Siri studies law while David works and plays video games with his friends. Most things go smoothly for them, and their relationship is sturdier than ever—until a wet and rainy night out in London. 

At a party, they meet the French art student Camille. Siri and Camille instantly make a connection and spend the whole night together. When Siri wakes up in bed with both David and Camille, she wonders what she has been through. Emotions and thoughts emerge right away. What did she do? And why did she do it? Will the relationship ever be as it was? The thoughts are many, but at the same time, she is discovering new emotions. 

Brutally genuine feelings and thoughts 

"Threesome" surprises already in the first episode, almost from the first scene. What at first feels like a youth series that does not dare to show emotions turns out to be a series that dares to reveal just about everything—both when it comes to bodies and emotions. It is intense and hot right from the get-go when we are introduced to two main characters in the first episode. The pilot episode then continues with the same intensity, and there are scenes I did not think could be shown in Sweden in 2021. Impressively and surprisingly. 

However, after the intense first episode, the series slowly takes on a slightly slower pace. Despite its short episodes, there is still some downtime before the series pick up again. Although Threesome can feel slow at times, it is also an excellent series that completely differentiates itself from American series about young love. 

The series creator and director Lisa Linnertorp, who is usually in front of the camera, dares and succeeds in gaining credibility and genuine authenticity when it comes to young love and emotions. Nothing is polished here. It is really raw, emotional and full of betrayal—a rare trait in stories like this. Past or present Swedes in London will probably also be happy to see all familiar and authentic environments, and that life in London is portrayed credibly. 

In addition, Linnertorp has brought along several young and very impressive actors who are, to say the least, brave in front of the camera. Especially Matilda Källström in the role of Siri. Although the acting by some can feel a bit stale at times, the general performances of the young ensemble are solid.

"Threesome" is a series that I, unfortunately, think will be overlooked by many due to preconceived notions. With the impressive three concluding episodes, it waltzes to a four-out-of-five rating. It's so much more than a youth series—it truly surprised me.

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