Spoiler-Free Review of “Poker Face” on Peacock: Quirky Sleuth Mystery Series is a Delight

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

“You’ve got this gift…”

Poker Face released on January 26th 2023 on Peacock with the first four episodes available to stream now. There will be ten episodes in total that will air weekly. The whodunnit mystery series stars Natasha Lyonne, Benjamin Bratt, Adrien Brody, and Dascha Polanco. Each episode runs for approximately 50-60 minutes.

Each week, Charlie ends up in the middle of a new murder mystery, as she uses her gift of reading people to help solve the case.

Here is the trailer:

Poker Face is very much Veronica Mars meets Lie to Me with its own voice, featuring a unique mystery to unlock each episode. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The “case of the week” style works!

I don’t usually like this kind of approach because I find myself wanting more in these types of shows, but some of them really flourish and Poker Face is already one of them. Each episode features a different mystery and cast, but it always connects back to Natasha Lyonne’s character and gift.

So far episode two has been my absolute favorite, but I think that each one has brought something unique to the table and I like that it is also still connecting to a larger mystery involving Charlie so that things don’t become too stale.

I can’t wait to watch next week’s episode!

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Natasha Lyonne is fantastic!

I was already a fan, but I absolutely love her offbeat humor and sarcasm. She has had me laughing out loud already several times and I think that she has elevated this series into something truly exceptional. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

The Cons:

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The episodes are on the long side…

This isn’t a major con, but this did make the pacing feel a little sluggish at times. That being said, I think that this is the type of series that you actually shouldn’t binge-watch. Since each episode has a different mystery and feel, you can watch it over time and it actually translates better that way in my opinion.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

I haven’t been this excited about a series in a while. The episodes have a great vibe and this might be my favorite role by Natasha Lyonne yet!

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


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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