The Act(TV show/series, 2019)

| 53min per episode | Genres: Drama, Crime, Mystery

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 8 episodes

The ActRating: 3.8/5 (with 2,142 votes) 223
The Act is an American true crime drama limited series that premiered in eight parts on March 20, 2019, on Hulu. The plot is based on the real life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who was accused of abusing her daughter by fabricating illness and disabilities as a direct consequence of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Joey King portrayed Gypsy, while Patricia Arquette played her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. AnnaSophia Robb, Chloë Sevigny, and Calum Worthy star in supporting roles. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Arquette won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series and King received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. ()
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About The Act

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

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The Act Seasons and Episodes

03/20/2019Season 1 - 8 episodes
Season One follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.
#1 | 03/20/2019La Maison Du Bon Rêve
4.1/5 (with 826 votes)
Doting mother Dee Dee Blanchard and her sweet daughter Gypsy arrive in a new neighborhood, where Gypsy feels lonely due to a barrage of medical issues and eager to make friends. But their new neighbors can be nosy, and Dee Dee and Gypsy have secrets to hide.
#2 | 03/20/2019Teeth
4.1/5 (with 149 votes)
Dee Dee is on a high since Gypsy will be given the “Child of the Year Award,” which makes Dee Dee feel like Mother of the Year. But before the big event, Gypsy has a dental emergency that gets the attention of a skeptical doctor who could expose Dee Dee’s secrets.
#3 | 03/27/2019Two Wolverines
4.4/5 (with 49 votes)
Dee Dee makes Gypsy play dress up for a costume convention, where they each attract charming men who could dangerously complicate their insular relationship. And Gypsy is starting to question the lies her mother tells her — especially about how old she really is.
#4 | 04/03/2019Stay Inside
4.3/5 (with 39 votes)
Gypsy’s getting older and Dee Dee is forced to new legal maneuvers to keep control of her “little girl.” But Dee Dee’s limited by her own health problems, and Gypsy goes to greater lengths than ever to connect with men and experience a sexual awakening.
#5 | 04/10/2019Plan B
4.3/5 (with 40 votes)
Gypsy and Nick scheme to meet in person and hope to win Dee Dee's approval, but when their plan goes disastrously wrong they'll be pushed to make an extreme choice in order to be together.
#6 | 04/17/2019A Whole New World
4.1/5 (with 29 votes)
While Gypsy and Nick are on the run, flashbacks to a much younger Dee Dee reveal how trauma with her own mother set her up for conflict with Gypsy.
#7 | 04/24/2019Bonnie & Clyde
4.4/5 (with 28 votes)
Gypsy is excited to start over with Nick in Wisconsin, but their new life doesn't match the happily-ever-after she imagined, and her anxiety worsens as past transgressions begin to catch up with them.
#8 | 05/01/2019Free
4.5/5 (with 68 votes)
Gypsy fights for her life by defending her actions, while Mel and Lacey realize that behind closed doors things were not always as they seemed.

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 21 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 03/20/2019
Last episode released on: 05/01/2019
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:28908, Added: 10/20/2018, Last updated: 09/24/2021