*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“Who’s your favorite artist?”
Swarm released on Prime Video on March 17th 2023 with seven episodes available to stream now. The psychological-thriller series stars Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, and Damson Idris. Each episode runs for approximately 30-35 minutes.
An obsessed fan goes on a violent killing spree while trying to get close to her favorite artist.
Here is the trailer:
Swarm is eerie and dark filled with truly disturbing moments. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
A terrifying premise…
Part of the reason why this show was so disturbing was because we kept getting a reminder at the beginning of each episode that this is not a work of fiction. It is based on a series of real events, which makes what we witness on screen that much more horrifying.
There were some genuinely shocking moments that had me on the edge of my seat and by the time I got to the end, I still felt uneasy about what I had just witnessed.
The vignette style worked.
The episodes were on the short side and I actually really liked that we got a vignette approach as Dre traveled to different states across a period of time. I think that it would have been more of an exhausting watch if it didn’t take this approach. It broke things up for me and allowed us to see some fun guest stars as well.
A boring main character…
I’ve watched plenty of shows centering around a serial killer and while the actions were dark and distressing, the person doing them was often uninspiring to watch. I think I needed some more layers for her even though we got a few and a hint of a possible personality would have helped…
This just made the pacing feel incredibly slow at times until we got to the end of each episode and witnessed another shocking moment.
The order of episodes felt odd as well. By the time you reach episode 6, you’ll get a completely different feel and approach, which was perfectly fine. Episode 6 was actually my favorite one, but then we went back to the main story-line for the final episode and I no longer felt pulled in for the very end. The transition felt disjointed and forced.
So am I in or out?
I’m in about 75 percent…
Obsession takes a dark turn in this chilling thriller.
I mostly enjoyed my watch, but I wanted more from our main character, which would have elevated this series that much more.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Swarm in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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