The Netflix series, Triptych (original title Tríada), 8-episodes season 1 premiered on Netflix on Feb 23, centers around a woman named Rebecca who embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about her origins after learning that she was separated at birth from her two identical sisters.
The show is a thriller/drama, directed by Leonardo D’Antoni and Alba Gil, written by Leticia López Margalli, and features a talented cast including Maite Perroni, David Chocarro, Ana Layevska, Flavio Medina, Ofelia Medina, Hector Kotsifakis, and Nuria Bages.
Joel Keller, writing for Decider, seems to be impressed with the show’s potential, noting that it has “three distinct performances from its lead” and that it shows signs of being a “tightly-plotted thriller”. He recommends that viewers give the show a chance and stream it.
According to Keller, “There is potential for Triptych to go off the rails quickly, but it definitely shows signs that it’s going to be a tightly-plotted thriller with three distinct performances from its lead.”
However, Jonathon Wilson, writing for Ready Steady Cut, has a more critical view of the show. While he acknowledges that the acting is decent and the production is fine, he finds that the execution can be overly melodramatic and that the plot loses focus at times. He notes that the ending might not be considered satisfactory and that the show’s real-life basis is used cynically.
Wilson states that “Most of the story’s weight is shouldered by Maite Perroni (Who Killed Sara?), and it’s a capable leading performance with a lot of required versatility. However, whether they’ll get a return on that investment remains to be seen, since the ending might not be considered overly satisfactory, and the plot loses itself on the way there.”
Rishabh Chauhan, writing for The Envoy Web, is also critical of the show, noting that while Maite Perroni delivers her performances with conviction, the show fails to build on its premise and lacks any sense of anticipatory thrill or excitement. He finds that the show’s mythical, ethical, and philosophical frameworks are messy and unable to offer any real philosophical analysis.
Chauhan writes, “Working with a premise with great potential and prospects for philosophical analysis, Triptych fails to build on said premise and instead makes a mess out of its mythical, ethical, and philosophical frameworks, unable to even eke out any anticipatory thrill or excitement.”
Midgard Times find that Maite Perroni’s performance gradually becomes watchable, they note that the other actors have a forgettable presence, and the potential of the show is undermined by lackluster filmmaking, “Triptych could have been a wacky series, but its potential is undermined by lackluster filmmaking.”
In conclusion, while the reviews for Triptych are mixed, it seems that the show has the potential to be a thrilling and tightly-plotted series with strong performances from its lead.
However, the execution and focus of the plot may be inconsistent, and the philosophical frameworks may be muddled. It remains to be seen whether audiences will enjoy the show and if it will live up to its potential.