Binge and Repeat: Studying human nature
What drives a person to do something? What really makes a person tick? How well can you ever truly know a person? Netflix’s Gypsy asks viewers all of these questions and more as it tells the story of a therapist who seems to be more than content to blur the boundaries of how entangled she can become in her patients’ lives.
Naomi Watts stars in this series as Jean, a seemingly well-balanced wife and mother. The drama unfolds as Jean becomes increasingly invested in a patient’s ex, going as far as to seek out the mysterious woman that led her patient to seek out a therapist to help him deal with the breakup from his very co-dependent relationship.
As the series progresses the viewer realizes that Jean has more secrets and it leads to the audience to wonder who Jean really is. Is she Jean or is she more like her alter ego Diane?
Gypsy has one season of 10 hour-long episodes available on Netflix. The show is intended for a mature audience. Viewers may also enjoy Netflix’s Seven Seconds, a series about imperfect people trying to solve the murder of a teenager. Fans of Gypsy might also be interested in Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.