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‘Ripley’ offers a novel take. Literally. : Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley.

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Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley.

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Tom Ripley is back — and still can’t be trusted. The character — created by novelist Patricia Highsmith — was made indelible by Matt Damon in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley. Now, he’s played by Andrew Scott on a Netflix series called simply Ripley. Tom once again worms his way into the life of one Dickie Greenleaf and attempts to sabotage his luxurious life in the Italian countryside.

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