Spoiler-Free Review of “Irma Vep” on HBO Max: Alicia Vikander is Mesmerizing on Screen

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“I need a good movie…”

Irma Vep is a new limited series based on the 1996 film of the same name. The series premiered on June 6th 2022 on HBO Max with the first episode available to stream now. There will be eight episodes in total that will release weekly. Irma vep stars Alicia Vikander, Byron Bowers, Tom Sturridge, and Adria Arjona. Each episode runs for approximately 52-55 minutes.

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Here is the trailer:

Irma Vep may be an unusual watch, but it is also a fascinating one with a captivating lead. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Alicia Vikander is incredible!

I already liked her as an actress, but she really pulls you in with this series. She commands the screen whenever she’s on it and this series is no exception. I think she was made for this role and the cat-suit looks phenomenal on her. I can’t wait to see what she does next. She is the best part of this series!

A unique watch.

This series is very different and I don’t even really know how to describe it. That being said, there are elements of humor blended in, along with some drama (on and off screen). The series also channels the vibe of a seductive crime thriller, which has the potential to be brilliant. The show takes a real look at movies behind the scenes and makes it relevant in the year 2022 to give this series a unique upgrade.

The Cons:

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Confusing at times…

Even though I think there is an unusual charm to this one, I felt a bit lost at times. I am not too familiar with the 1996 film so perhaps I need to watch that first to get a better understanding, but there were a lot of moving pieces here and it was overwhelming.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

A stylish and unique series that reels you in for more and more.

Even though I was a bit lost at times, Alicia Vikander was striking on screen and there were enough interesting things happening to keep me intrigued for now.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Irma Vep in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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