What/If

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (16,878)

What/If is a psychological thriller television series that premiered on Netflix in 2019. The show has a talented ensemble cast led by Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, and Keith Powers and is created by Mike Kelley. The series is an anthology that explores the consequences of the choices we make and the ripple effects that these choices have on our lives. In each episode, the plot centers around a group of characters who face a moral dilemma that could alter the course of their lives.

The show's first season focuses on a young San Francisco-based couple, Lisa and Sean Donovan (played by Levy and Jenner), who are struggling to secure funding for their fledgling medical technology company. Enter Anne Montgomery (played by Renée Zellweger), a wealthy venture capitalist who offers the couple $80 million in exchange for one night alone with Sean.

What follows is a series of events that breathe new life into the term "be careful what you wish for." The Donovans are forced to grapple with their own moral standing while Anne exploits the couple's vulnerability to serve her own nefarious agenda.

As the season progresses, the show pivots to follow the lives of various other characters in the Donovans' orbit, including Lisa's friend and confidante, Simone (played by Samantha Marie Ware), as well as Sean's childhood best friend, Marcos (played by Powers).

Throughout the season, the audience is kept on the edge of their seats as they try to parse who the real villains and heroes are. A masterful plot that's full of twists and turns keeps the series moving at a brisk pace and ensures that the audience is always guessing.

What/If is visually stunning, with beautifully shot sequences and a moody, atmospheric score that heightens the tension. The use of color is particularly striking, with deep reds and blues symbolizing the emotional stakes of each scene.

The show is also keenly aware of its place within the canon of neo-noir drama, featuring stylized dialogue, glitzy evening wear, and jaw-dropping plot twists that would feel right at home in a Raymond Chandler story.

Overall, What/If is an intriguing and suspenseful show that will leave viewers clamoring for answers. Its sleek visual aesthetic and complex plotting will appeal to fans of shows like Fargo, Mindhunter, and Big Little Lies.

What/If is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on May 25, 2019.

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Seasons
What Remains
10. What Remains
May 25, 2019
The truth will come out. Lisa makes big moves against major players, Sean heads to court, and Angela deals with a life-and-death decision.
WTF
9. WTF
May 25, 2019
In a gambit for control, Lisa tries to turn the tables on her tormentors. Cracks appear in Anne's cynical facade, and Ian plays a sick game of house.
What Secrets
8. What Secrets
May 25, 2019
The shadows threaten to swallow up all certainty as Sean shuts out Lisa, and Marcos tells the truth. Angela and Todd dig into Ian’s murky origins.
What Ghost
7. What Ghost
May 25, 2019
A dark and stormy flight brings Lisa and Anne together. The walls close in on Sean at his reunion, and Todd reconnects with an old nemesis.
What History
6. What History
May 25, 2019
Lisa leverages the limelight and helps Cassidy delve into Anne’s history. Secrets come to light for Sean and Marcos while Ian goes to new extremes.
What Next
5. What Next
May 25, 2019
A month later, Lisa makes key discoveries and Sean gets big news. The past catches up to a confident Anne, cornered Angela and guilt-ridden Marcos.
What Drama
4. What Drama
May 25, 2019
Trying to pick up the pieces, Sean steps up and Angela looks for answers. Anne sets the stage for ruin while couples assemble for real estate drama.
What Happened
3. What Happened
May 25, 2019
Secrets and lies threaten the ties that bind a shattered Lisa and anguished Sean. Angela and Marcos are torn by desire, and Anne revisits old haunts.
What Now
2. What Now
May 25, 2019
Life speeds up and threatens to spin out of control as Emigen’s big news gets out, Sean faces the past, and Lisa confronts Anne, who dares her to waver.
Pilot
1. Pilot
May 25, 2019
Putting their trust on the line, a couple considers a proposal from a notorious investor: a night with Sean in exchange for funding Lisa’s startup.
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What/If is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch What/If on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    May 25, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (16,878)