The BEST Episodes of Chimerica

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Network: Channel 4

Based on Lucy Kirkwood's Olivier Award-winning stage play of the same name, `Chimerica' follows Lee Berger, played by American Hustle's Alessandro Nivola, an American photojournalist who became famous from a photo he took on Tiananmen Square in 1989 of the "Tank Man", who was seen standing and holding shopping bags as he faced down a line of Chinese tanks. Years later, against the backdrop of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Lee's professional integrity is called into question after he's accused creating fake news by manipulating photographs. Hoping to restore his credibility, Lee sets out to find Tank Man, whom Lee is convinced is alive and living in New York City.

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Neither East nor West

#1 - Neither East nor West

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 8, 2019

In the aftermath of the election, Lee's search for the Tank Man leads him to a shocking conclusion as Zhang Lin finally finds the courage to stand up to the Chinese authorities.

star 7.78
37 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Lucy Kirkwood
The Brace Position

#2 - The Brace Position

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 1, 2019

On the eve of election, Lee finds help from an unlikely source as businessman Tang Wen Lei points him to secrets from Senator Dubecki's past. Tess visits Zhang Lin in Beijing to help search for Joy.

star 7.61
38 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Lucy Kirkwood
Kodak Ergo Sum

#3 - Kodak Ergo Sum

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 17, 2019

A photojournalist travels to China in the hope of discovering the truth behind his most famous photograph.

star 7.50
62 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Lucy Kirkwood
Gray Areas

#4 - Gray Areas

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Lee follows the trail for the Tank Man through Manhattan's Chinatown. Meanwhile in Beijing, Zhang Lin discovers Joy is missing and Ming Xiaoli's health deteriorates. 

star 7.33
43 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Lucy Kirkwood