Triptych, also known as Triada, is the most recent addition to Netflix’s collection of mystery thrillers, and it has already captivated the interest of people all around the world. The program portrays the narrative of a missing child and the subsequent investigation uniquely and compellingly. In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at Triptych and discover why it’s so popular among genre aficionados. Netflix has evolved into a fantastic window into the globe. A channel for enjoying works of various genres and molds that occasionally depart from the things we are used to seeing on the site.
On the serial front, the mainstream behemoth provides its subscribers with a Mexican work: Triptych. A suspense drama based on actual occurrences, albeit there is little information available about it.
Yet, research has led to the hypothesis that the tale from which the series is derived is influenced by Three Identical Strangers. The documentary re-enacts the widely publicized example of triplets separated at birth who meet unexpectedly years later. As a result, a plausible theory. In our Triptych review, we’ll look at how the narrative deviates from the thriller, resulting in a plot with a more telenovela-like framework. Leticia López-fiction Margalli’s opens with Aleida Trujano, head of a huge worldwide firm that hires high-level executives, entering a building armed in pursuit of the psychologist Julia Bátiz. As the police come, she demands that they summon the media, but she is gunned down by one of the cops before she can do so.
Becca (Maite Perroni) lives a typical life, commuting between her house and the prosecutor’s office, until a lady who looks exactly like her, Aleida, is murdered. A frightening incident grips her mind. Becca realizes she has twin sisters: she and Tamara, a Cubist with a dubious history, thanks to her intuition and a sequence of psychic contacts that seem to link her to Aleida. Eager to learn as much as she can, she seeks the assistance of her coworker Umberto (David Chocarro), with whom she also enjoys the pastime under the covers. Meanwhile, Becca chooses to attend Julia (Nuria Bages), the psychologist who was treating Aleida, to learn more about their shared history. Her inquiries, however, will lead her to obfuscate the truth and conduct a terrible experiment.
What would you do if you discovered you had twin brothers? Triptych’s narrative discourse is built on this question. When incorporated into a psychological thriller, a seemingly basic inquiry takes on complicated subtleties and an unsettling cut. This is how the Mexican series introduces itself to its audience, but its hybrid character reveals immediately away, with the thriller component blending with the soap opera, from which it derives all of its peculiarities: rhythm, cliffhanger, and narrative milieu. The initial pictures are crucial: a disturbed lady walks distraughtly towards a building, visibly high on drugs, preparing to expose something shocking to the world.
The tale attempts to press its audience right away, adopting a frenetic pace that goes right to the core of the plot: the discovery of a shocking fact. The true heroine, Becca, breaks into the scene, understanding she is confronted with a lady who looks just like her, revealing a fact that is already apparent from the opening photos.
Triptych, therefore, gives a point of view from which to interpret the events that will unfold, and it will be Becca who, with her often tormented look, will filter the dynamics in which she will be involved. A protagonist whose strong shell loses way to a too-weak shell in the span of a few beats. Becca becomes the focal point from which the enthralling macro-plot spreads out, which is, however, marked very slowly in the first few episodes, so that it only catches the viewer near the conclusion. Most of the charred meat involves Becca and Umberto’s emotive sphere, which is tied to the adulterous storyline and delays the narrative’s growth. There is no such thing as a perfect equilibrium.
We focus too much on the two’s sexual relationships, whose always similar portrayal creates the sense of abusing them for the sole aim of filling, which affects the thriller-crime component. The slow tempo prevents complete absorption in the plot, even though it has intriguing substance. Only at the conclusion do we begin to have a sense of the story, even though we can detect the fast drafting of the last climax, followed by significant plot holes and a lack of – a real – explanation.
Triptych attempts, if in vain, to communicate its narrative on two levels: one horizontal, symbolized by the mystery of triplets, and one vertical, characterized by the search for the genuine I, in this case, Becca. The flow of information concerning the case that Becca decides to pursue, as well as her discovery of her history, is highlighted by multiple flashbacks, and both these and the events of the present are full of drama that is far too often exaggerated to be regarded as real. An exaggeration that is most likely a result of Maise Perroni’s theatrical background, a stage that saw her develop as an actor and later provided her with the visibility to arrive in the realm of telenovelas.
Nevertheless, in the setting of a mystery drama, it becomes a dissonant tone, a stark contrast that weighs down the most poignant moments of sadness.
Perroni then appears in three separate roles: Becca, Aleida, and Tamara. Three ladies with varied character cuts, which the actress fails to reciprocate in terms of acting. A grey representation is thus lacking details that may describe the twins’ different identities, and which necessarily impact the evolution of the twins’ separate stories. Perroni should have taken use of the chance to improve himself, but instead chose to concentrate on the histrionic level without adjusting it to the serial format, which has always suggested a more measured approach.
Triptych begins with an intriguing thriller tale that, as it progresses, becomes mired in digressions and staid rhythms, terminating with a denouement devoid of explanation and riddled with plot holes. Triptych looks to be out of place as a whole, attempting to be both a cerebral thriller and a sensuous soap. The most detrimental part of it, though, is that it takes much too much from Orphan Black to be deemed a great unique series.