One of the top ten Netflix shows right now is “Triptych,” sometimes known as “Triada,” and after binge-watching the series, I can see why. The gripping thriller will have you seeing triple thanks to deft theatrical trickery and a compelling performance from main actress Maite Perroni. The soapy TV drama, which claims to be based on actual events, will feature many of your favourite soap opera clichés.
If you’re curious about the meaning of the term, “triptych” refers to works of art that are made up of three divided pictures that are hinged together. The entire picture can only be seen when all of the panels are open. It is rather simple to understand why such a word pertains to the story the Netflix drama tells after watching the first few minutes.
“Triptych,” which is set in contemporary Mexico, doesn’t spend any time energising spectators with a mystery explosion. In the film’s opening scene, a forceful lady (Maite Perroni) breaks into a building and kidnaps her doctor. Before a police confrontation results in her death, Aleida claims she wants important truths to be revealed. If you believe Aleida’s secrets have been lost with her, reconsider (and again).
Becca (Perroni), a CSI agent, arrives at the crime scene and finds herself facing her biggest case to date. Could Becca’s life, in its jumbled bits, somehow relate to Aleida’s? Viewers are taken on a wild voyage to find out in “Triptych,” and what a ride it is.
If you have seen the breathtaking documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” you are aware that “Triptych’s” components and seemingly unbelievable plot are plausible. It is the “real story,” according to Netflix, which confirms. “Triptych” dares to be even bolder while invoking plot twists reminiscent of the juiciest daytime dramas. It is not one to keep to even that absurd tale.
There are sufficient ingredients for a captivating plot, plus additional ones for extra ammunition. Perroni seizes the spotlight and doesn’t let it go, as she does in “Dark Lust,” a compelling and seductive thriller on Netflix. While “Triptych” is ambitious on many levels for Perroni, who deftly shuffles the hand she is tasked with playing, the earlier work was emotionally taxing.
As previously said, “Triptych” is a real-life story told in a style reminiscent to your favourite dramas. What part does genetic makeup play in determining where we end up? What effect does our surroundings have on how we develop? is a related subject that also has to be addressed. A little of this and a little of that.
“Triptych” develops at a lightning speed without losing its in-between melancholy. Becca is a difficult character to support. Her quest for the solutions she demands and wants is far more sympathetic. How “Triptych” admits inherited qualities as an explanation for Becca’s and her fellow triplets’ decisions is what makes it so interesting.
The triplets make decisions that are identical to one another despite not knowing one another. In a sea of imaginative turns, it stands out as an incredibly real acknowledgment. For those that appreciated the familial bombshells of “The Five Juanas” and the labyrinthian puzzles constituting “Who Killed Sara?” – “Triptych” is a multi-layered confection of dazzlingly delicious drama.