Gypsy (TV series)
|Created by||Lisa Rubin|
|Opening theme||"Gypsy" by Stevie Nicks|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Production location(s)||New York City, New York, USA|
|Running time||46–58 minutes|
|Original release||June 30, 2017|
Gypsy is an American psychological thriller web television series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts stars as Jean Holloway, a psychologist who secretly infiltrates the private lives of her patients. Billy Crudup co-stars as her husband Michael. The first season comprises 10 episodes and was released on June 30, 2017.
In February 2016, Sam Taylor-Johnson was announced as the director for the first two episodes of the series, in addition to an executive producer. Moreover, Lisa Rubin serves as executive producer and showrunner.
- Naomi Watts as Jean Holloway, PhD, a clinical psychologist based in New York City, who oversteps personal and professional boundaries as she begins to develop relationships with people close to her patients, under the alias Diane Hart.
- Billy Crudup as Michael Holloway, Jean's husband and a partner at Cooper, Woolf & Stein.
- Sophie Cookson as Sidney Pierce, a manipulative, attractive woman who is a member of a band, The Vagabond Hotel; she also works as a barista, is Sam's ex-girlfriend, and lusts for Jean.
- Karl Glusman as Sam Duffy, a young man failing to move on from a break-up with his ex-girlfriend, Sidney. He is one of Jean's patients.
- Poorna Jagannathan as Larin Inamdar, a divorced therapist, and Jean's best friend and colleague.
- Brooke Bloom as Rebecca Rogers, Claire's estranged daughter.
- Lucy Boynton as Allison Adams, a former college student who is addicted to drugs and is one of Jean's patients.
- Melanie Liburd as Alexis Wright, Michael's personal assistant (PA), whom Jean distrusts.
- Brenda Vaccaro as Claire Rogers, a neurotic older woman (and mother of Rebecca) who is obsessed about her adult daughter's life choices and is a patient of Jean's.
- Kimberly Quinn as Holly Faitelson
- Edward Akrout as Zal
- Blythe Danner as Nancy, Jean's mother
- Frank Deal as Gary Levine
- Shiloh Fernandez as Tom
- Evan Hoyt Thompson as Frances
- Vardaan Arora as Raj. Naren Weiss was originally cast in the role, but had to drop out as he was not a member of SAG-AFTRA at the time.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"The Rabbit Hole"||Sam Taylor-Johnson||Lisa Rubin||June 30, 2017|
|Growing restless with married suburban life, New York psychologist Jean Holloway develops a furtive fascination with a patient’s ex-girlfriend.|
|2||"Morgan Stop"||Sam Taylor-Johnson||Lisa Rubin||June 30, 2017|
|As “Diane” and Sidney get to know each other, longtime patient Claire grates on Jean’s nerves, and new patient Allison slips into a downward spiral.|
|3||"Driftwood Lane"||Scott Winant||Story by : Jessica Mecklenburg |
Teleplay by : Jessica Mecklenburg & Lisa Rubin
|June 30, 2017|
|Jean surprises Michael with a date night in the city. Back in Connecticut, Dolly’s birthday party creates new tensions with the power moms.|
|4||"309"||Scott Winant||Story by : Jonathan Caren |
Teleplay by : Jonathan Caren & Lisa Rubin
|June 30, 2017|
|While deepening her bond with Sidney, Jean uncovers the truth behind Rebecca’s move and goes above and beyond to help a distressed Allison.|
|5||"The Commune"||Alik Sakharov||Sean Jablonski||June 30, 2017|
|Michael grows suspicious of Jean’s new secretive streak, Sidney’s frustrations boil over, and a visit to Rebecca’s new home triggers a revelation.|
|6||"Vagabond Hotel"||Alik Sakharov||Story by : Sneha Koorse |
Teleplay by : Sneha Koorse & Lisa Rubin
|June 30, 2017|
|After an intense night out with Michael, Jean finds her secret identity at risk once again. A surprise visitor adds to mounting pressures at work.|
|7||"Euphoria"||Victoria Mahoney||Lisa Rubin||June 30, 2017|
|While Michael and Alexis throw back drinks at a hotel bar in Texas, Jean clears her schedule to prepare for the “full Sidney experience.”|
|8||"Marfa"||Victoria Mahoney||Jonathan Caren & Lisa Rubin||June 30, 2017|
|The office rumor mill stirs up trouble for Michael. A request from Claire backs Jean into a corner. Sidney takes a defiant step.|
|9||"Neverland"||Coky Giedroyc||Sean Jablonksi & Jessica Mecklenburg||June 30, 2017|
|Jean realizes a patient has been lying to her. As Dolly rehearses for her play, Jean contends with her disapproving mother and an impatient Sidney.|
|10||"Black Barn"||Coky Giedroyc||Lisa Rubin||June 30, 2017|
|Jean’s worlds begin to collide as Sam celebrates his engagement, Michael makes a troubling discovery and a figure from the past reappears.|
Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season a 36% rating based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 5.08/10. The critics consensus states "Gypsy's ludicrous plot trudges along, dragging a talented cast with it." Metacritic gave the season a rating of 45 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
The show has been criticized by Roma organizations for its use of the term "gypsy". Many Romani people consider this to be an ethnic slur due to its historical use in antiziganist violence, including laws authorizing the enslavement, branding, deportations, and murder of Romanichal (British Roma) during the Tudor period in England.
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