*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“I know what it’s like…”
The Watchful Eye premiered on Freeform on January 30th 2023 with the first two episodes. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly and each episode is available to stream on Hulu the next day. The mystery thriller series stars Mariel Molino, Amy Acker, Warren Christie, and Kelly Bishop. Each episode is approximately 45-48 minutes.
A young woman with a secretive past accepts a job as a live-in nanny for a wealthy family in Manhattan, where everyone has something to hide.
Here is the trailer:
The Watchful Eye is a delightful mix of Jane Eyre and Gossip Girl with fantastic twists that will have you hooked from the start. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…
This series did not waste any time at all! It hooked me immediately and already presented us with some insane twists that may seem completely bonkers, but they’re working. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was thrown for a loop in the best way possible and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
It’s safe to say that this series is already so addicting, falling nicely into the guilty pleasure thriller genre. Love it!
The series is not that original. It’s basically Only Murders in the Building without the quirky humor, but I love the upper east side edge (similar to Gossip Girl) and Amy Acker is already stealing the show as the Queen Bee of the apartment. I’m so happy to see her in this!
I think our lead is also very likable and she definitely has a few tricks up her sleeve as well so I will not be underestimating her.
I love the setting and the focus on the residents as potential suspects. I’m looking forward to figuring this one out each week.
Over-stuffs the premiere with too many characters…
I liked a lot of the characters, but I had a little trouble keeping up. I just think that way too many people were introduced in the premiere and it was already jam-packed enough as it is.
There is also some typical soapy melodrama to deal with, but I’ve come to expect that now with these types of shows.
So am I in or out?
The Watchful Eye is my new addiction!
It has everything I could possibly want in a guilty pleasure thriller and more! I’m intrigued!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Watchful Eye in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
DON’T TAKE THE JOB…
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