**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**
“I’m just like you if everything went wrong…”
The Horror of Dolores Roach released on Prime Video on July 7th 2023 with all eight episodes available to stream now. The horror dramedy series stars Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike, Jessica Pimentel, and Cyndi Lauper. Each episode runs for approximately 26-30 minutes.
After getting out of prison, Dolores discovers that the home she knew and loved has changed drastically. She tries to turn her life around by becoming a masseuse, but things go horribly wrong when she resorts to extreme measures to keep her new life going.
Here is the trailer:
The Horror of Dolores Roach is loosely inspired by Sweeney Todd, bringing us plenty of shocking and disturbing moments and featuring an out of this world performance by Justina Machado. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
Justina Machado is bloody fantastic!!!
I absolutely LOVED her in this and think it was her best performance to date. She was funny, extreme, relatable, and so incredible to watch in each episode. I normally don’t like voice-over narrations, but hers were actually spot on and perfect in this. She is flawless and I am a fan for life now!
I enjoyed the other characters as well and I really thought there was a strong dynamic between her and Luis.
Bite-sized binge-worthy episodes.
I watched this series in one day. The shorter episodes worked and the pacing was spot on. This show was so addicting! I haven’t been this excited about a series in a long time. If you enjoy shows like Santa Clarita Diet, Shining Vale, and Based on a True Story, you’ll fall in love with this series.
I appreciated that it was not afraid to take us down a darker route. The balance of comedy/dramedy and horror worked seamlessly here. The series never took itself too seriously and that’s why it was so entertaining. It could have been a lot heavier (especially with some of the content), but I don’t think that would have translated as well.
I want more!
As soon as I finished this series, I wanted more. We were left with an insane cliffhanger and I truly hope that this series gets picked up for another season because I adored it.
As a note of warning, there were some stomach-turning moments sprinkled in here so be aware of that if that’s not your jam.
So am I in or out?
I’m in 100 percent!!!
The Horror of Dolores Roach is fresh, addicting, and muy loco!
The best new show you need to watch right now and certainly one of my favorites of the year already.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Horror of Dolores Roach in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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