Spoiler-Free Review of “Tell Me Lies” on Hulu: Addicted to Love

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“Do you still love me?”

Tell Me Lies released on Hulu on September 7th 2022 with the first three episodes available to stream now. The remaining seven episodes will air weekly. Based on the novel of the same name and produced by Emma Roberts, the romance-drama series stars Grace Van Patten, Jackson James White, Catherine Missal, and Spencer House. Each episode runs for approximately 42-46 minutes.

Lucy becomes obsessed with a guy at college who has a few secrets of his own, as we follow a toxic relationship and how it impacts the lives of those around them.

Here is the trailer:

Tell Me Lies is a guilty pleasure slow burn that highlights just how dangerous some relationships can be while giving us a deadly secret to ponder over. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Lucy has layers.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of watching shows centered around a female character who is starry-eyed and naive about all the wrong things. Lucy is a darker character and really intriguing to watch. I liked Grace Van Patten in Nine Perfect Strangers and so far she is really captivating my attention in this series. 

Stephen is a mystery and just when I think I have him figured out, we are thrown a curve ball at the end of episode three that has me anxiously waiting to find out more.

Well played!

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Not your average love story…

I didn’t really know what to expect with this one and I haven’t read the book, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this from the start. I was drawn in completely to this bad romance with edge and I am loving every second of it. I can’t wait to see things unfold into something really dark and chaotic. 

I also like that there is a mystery in the background and after that cliffhanger at the end of episode three, I need to know more about it immediately!

The Cons:

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The supporting characters aren’t as interesting…

We’re spending some time on some of the other characters, but I’m honestly not that interested. I just want to know about Lucy and Stephen, but I don’t need that many details about the lives of everyone else unless it directly relates to them. The actors do a decent enough job, but I’ve seen enough college and teen dramas before and they aren’t doing anything that extraordinary. Our main characters are, however.

The hook-up scenes are a bit excessive. We pretty much get one with every new transition, but it hasn’t taken away from the main story that much so far.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

An addicting and steamy romance with a dark edge!

It’s safe to say that I’m hooked and then some! I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Devil in Ohio” on Netflix: YA Cult Mystery with a Strong Lead

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“She tries to save everyone…”

Devil in Ohio released on Netflix on September 2nd 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. Based on the novel of the same name, the mystery thriller limited series stars Emily Deschanel, Madeleine Arthur, Sam Jaeger, Xaria Dotson, and Gerardo Celasco. Each episode runs for approximately 42-46 minutes.

A psychiatrist tries to help a young girl who has escaped from a cult, putting herself and her family in great danger.

Here is the trailer:

Devil in Ohio creates a chilling tone throughout the series as it draws you deeper into its mystery, but does it do enough to be worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Great to see Emily Deschanel on the small screen again!

The former star of Bones really shined in this series and gave a believable and heartfelt performance. The rest of the cast was great as well and I liked that each character had enough layers. I would have liked to have seen a little more from both Mae and Suzanne’s past, but it’s not always easy adapting a series from a novel and perhaps I’ll go back and read that to learn more about them.

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A mystery that lures you in…

I was drawn in right away on this one and I thought that each episode did enough to hook the audience more and more. The story was a good one and I thought it had a decent balance of YA and family drama along with the cult mystery behind it. 

The Cons:

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Needed a darker edge at times…

Since this was based on a YA novel, it glazed over a lot of the darker cult aspects that I actually wanted to explore more. We definitely got sprinkles of just how twisted and disturbing the cult was, but I wanted to witness something even more shocking and terrifying. It just needed to dig a little bit deeper.

The pacing was also a little slow at times, but I still thought there was enough going on to bring me back with each episode.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The series had a lot of potential and the mystery was genuinely unsettling and creepy. I liked the characters for the most part, but I just wanted this series to transform into something a little bit more mature and dark to fully captivate my attention. Overall, I enjoyed my watch, however.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

Face your fear…

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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Fakes” on Netflix: A Blast to Binge-Watch

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“All good things come to an end…”

Fakes premiered on September 2nd 2022 on Netflix. There are ten episodes in total that are all available to stream now. The Canadian comedy series stars Jennifer Tong, Emilija Baranac, and Richard Harmon. Each episode is approximately 22-26 minutes.

Best friends, Zoe and Becca, start their own fake ID empire, but things get complicated when their life of crime stumbles out of control.

Here is the trailer:

Fakes is very much Booksmart meets Teenage Bounty Hunters with a flair of its own, but does it do enough to become your next worthy binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A fun concept with super short episodes.

I personally really liked the premise for this one. It really gave off some Teenage Bounty Hunter vibes in a good way. I had so much fun watching this and it was very easy to binge-watch with the shorter episodes.

The soundtrack was awesome and the main characters were likable for the most part. I also liked how the series did episodes from different perspectives to give this show a unique voice of its own.

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Richard Harmon is the best part of the show!

I’m already a huge fan of his from The 100, but he really gave this series a much needed edge. He is hilarious, but he also had some deeper layers, which I appreciated. He is a scene stealer for sure!

The Cons:

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Starts off a little unsure of itself.

The first two episodes were a little iffy for me. I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep tuning in, but I was hooked by the time I got to episode three. The series really found its voice then and I also started to connect to all of the characters a lot more at this point. Not all of the humor landed, but there were enough entertaining moments to enjoy.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

This was a super fun watch with great characters and a really cool concept that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you’re looking for something light and fun to shake things up, you’re in the right place.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

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A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “I Came By” on Netflix: A Terrifying and Riveting Thriller

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“I think he’s right to be scared…”

I Came By released on Netflix on August 31st 2022. The thriller film stars George MacKay, Hugh Bonneville, Kelly Macdonald, Varadu Sethu, and Percelle Ascott. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty minutes.

A graffiti artist discovers a shocking secret that puts him and the people closest to him in immediate danger.

Here is the trailer:

I Came By is an intense film that builds and builds into something truly frightening. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Intense AF!

Wow, this film kept me on the edge of my seat and then some! I was so drawn in and I couldn’t look away. I love the thriller genre, but this film took things to another level and I think a lot of that was because it was dark and rooted in the real horror of what happens when someone’s cold-blooded actions are covered up by their connections and power.

Kept me guessing…

I really didn’t know what would happen next once the horrifying secret was revealed. This film wasn’t afraid to brutally rip away hope from some of its characters and it was never predictable. The villain was beyond terrifying and I am still shaking after watching some of those scenes…

The Cons:

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Slower start…

The beginning of this film had a slower pace and I wasn’t really sure if I was going to keep watching, but once I got to the thirty minute mark, I could not turn off this film. It lured me in to this dark and twisted story that was so engrossing. There’s a little bit of set-up to sit through, but I recommend sticking it out because it’s worth it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!!

A ruthless thriller with a satisfying ending!

I highly recommend adding this to your watch-list. It was such a consuming watch!

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

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A VACATION TO DIE FOR…

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When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rulethey can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.

Who will make it off the island alive?

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Patient” on Hulu: A Simple, but Effective Thriller Series

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“How can I help you?”

The Patient released on Hulu on August 30th 2022 with its first two episodes. The psychological thriller series will have ten episodes in total that will air weekly. It stars Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson. Each episode runs for approximately 23-25 minutes.

A therapist named Dr. Strauss is dealing with the loss of his wife when he meets an odd new patient who decides to hold him hostage while sorting out his issues with being a serial killer.

Here is the trailer:

The Patient doesn’t waste any time as it starts off in a startling and chilling way, reeling us into the therapy session from hell. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Unique cat-and-mouse premise.

I really like the concept for this one and I’m excited to see where it goes. I appreciated that we didn’t waste too much time on exhausting set-up. Rather, we started off with a bang and then added in the layers as we went along. The formula may seem simple, but it’s working so far and really luring me in.

Shorter episodes.

So far the episodes are just under a half hour, which will make this one very easy to watch each week (similar to OMITB). The content is heavier, but there is still some dry sarcasm to keep things from becoming too overdone. There is a good dynamic between the main characters and already a cliffhanger to ponder over.

The Cons:

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Weekly episodes…

This isn’t necessarily a huge con, but sometimes I have a difficult time keeping up with shows that air weekly. I am really intrigued by this one and I think it could have been binge-watch worthy, but I’ll have to wait each week to see how things unfold…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!!

These bite-sized episodes are filled with lots of interesting and thrilling moments. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A VACATION TO DIE FOR…

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When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rulethey can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.

Who will make it off the island alive?

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Into the Deep” on Demand: Modern day “Dead Calm” has some Potential

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“Welcome aboard…”

Into the Deep released on demand on August 26th 2022. The erotic thriller film stars Ella Rae-Smith, Matthew Daddario, and Jessica Alexander. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

Jess meets a handsome stranger and agrees to spend the evening on his boat, but things take a dangerous turn when she wakes up with him in the middle of the ocean as a stranger comes onboard.

Here is the trailer:

Into the Deep possesses the formula to become a solid guilty pleasure thriller, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Addicting premise.

This movie had a fantastic setting and a chilling and addicting premise. I was all in and ready to see what horrific things would unfold. There’s just something so frightening about being trapped in the middle of nowhere. Dead Calm nailed that feeling many years ago and I really liked that this film channeled that vibe.

A mystery that kept me guessing.

I honestly couldn’t figure out who was lying and I thought this worked to the film’s advantage. There was evidence against all parties involved, but the audience really had to make their own guesses, which made this more of an involved watch. I was pulled in the entire time and I had to know what would happen next.

The Cons:

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Needed some more suspense built in…

Even though I really enjoyed the mystery, I wanted some more intense moments built in to really keep me on the edge of my seat. We had some sprinkles of it toward the end, but I kind of wanted to feel my heart beat a little more during this one.

I also thought that Jess made some really poor decisions and I wanted the trauma involving her past to be explored just a little bit more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you’re looking for a weekend guilty pleasure thriller, this one checks off plenty of boxes. I really liked the mystery, but I just wanted a few more outrageous and thrilling moments to really seal the deal.

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

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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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Maneater” (2022) on Demand: Cheesy Shark Flick has its Moments

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“When a shark tastes something it likes, it doesn’t leave…”

Maneater released on demand on August 26th 2022. The survival horror film stars Nicky Whelan, Shane West, Trace Adkins, and Jeff Fahey. It runs for approximately an hour and twenty-seven minutes.

A group of friends camp at a remote island for the night, but soon realize that a great white shark is stalking them.

Here is the trailer:

Maneater doesn’t take too long to show off its toothy star, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The shark shows up right away…

I’m really glad we didn’t have to wait too long for the shark to show up in this film. There was minimal set-up before we saw the first attack, which was really cheesy and extra, but entertaining nonetheless. A lot of shark films lately have been waiting too long for things to happen, but this was a nice change of pace.

The second half is a lot stronger than the first.

The first half of this film was painful to get through. I thought that this drastically changed by the time we got to the action-packed second half, which was much better. This redeemed the film in a lot of ways and made me like some of the characters more than I initially did. I wouldn’t say that I witnessed anything extraordinary in the shark genre, but it was still a lot of fun.

The Cons:

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Really painful acting…

The dialogue was cringe-worthy and the acting was overdone and excessive. I’m also not sure why we decided to bench our best player in this one…Jeff Fahey. He needed a much bigger role and was the main reason why I tuned in!

None of the characters were really likable at all so it didn’t matter when the shark had its fun with them. They were all basically interchangeable…

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

There’s plenty of cheesy fun shark attacks to indulge in, but the over-acting and bad dialogue is painful to get through. The second half of the film is a lot better than the first so you may be better of fast-forwarding through the set-up in the beginning. I promise you won’t miss much.

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Invitation” (2022) in Theaters: Nathalie Emmanuel Shines

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“I know you have big things ahead of you…”

The Invitation (2022) released in theaters on August 26th 2022. The supernatural horror film stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Hugh Skinner, Alana Boden, Stephanie Corneliussen, and Sean Pertwee. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-four minutes.

After taking a DNA test to find any remaining family, Evie meets up with her long-lost second cousin, who invites her to a mysterious wedding in England.

Here is the trailer:

The Invitation has an alluring premise with a strong lead, but is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Nathalie Emmanuel is Final Girl worthy!

I am already a big fan of hers, but she really commanded the screen in this film. She brought a lot to her character, Evie, and I was rooting for her the entire time. I thought her character was sympathetic and extremely likable. She was the best part of this movie and I hope she stars in more horror films in the future!

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Stunning fashion and setting!

This film was absolutely gorgeous in so many ways. From the cast, to the setting, to the fashion. Seriously, I’d love to try on all of those dresses! They were to die for…literally. There was a Gothic quality to this film that I really liked and I thought it complimented the modern Brides of Dracula vibe in an effective way. The Easter Eggs were cute too.

The Cons:

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Takes too long for things to happen…

There was A LOT of set-up in this film. I thought it was a little on the long side and I was just waiting for something to happen. That being said, there are plenty of dark and creepy moments to indulge in, but I was anxiously waiting for the reveal to unfold itself so that we could get to the action.

We eventually got there and I liked the twist to turn the tables, but I was also disappointed with a lot. I really wanted something more out of the page of Ready or Not’s book and this film never got to that level unfortunately. I wanted more blood and more fight scenes. By the time we got to the climax, I had a few crazy ideas for endings that would have really sold me on this, but the ultimate ending was a little lukewarm instead…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Overall, I enjoyed this one and I thought Nathalie Emmanuel was stunning and bad-ass! I just wanted some more edge and a truly satisfying ending.

Either way, there is plenty to enjoy, but you have to sit through a lot before you get to the good stuff…

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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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Girl in the Mirror” on Netflix: Creepy and Unsettling

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“It’s all over now…”

The Girl in the Mirror (Originally titled Alma) released on Netflix on August 19th 2022. All nine episodes are available to stream now. The Spanish supernatural mystery series stars Mireia Oriol, Claudia Roset, Javier Morgade, and Álex Villazán. Each episode runs for approximately 42-49 minutes.

After losing her memory in a tragic accident, Alma tries to piece together what happened that day as a supernatural presence lurks in her nightmares.

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The Girl in the Mirror is truly frightening with plenty of disturbing content and a decent mystery at its core. Does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Extremely disturbing…

This series did not shy away from extreme gore, giving me some Final Destination vibes in the beginning. Horror fans will be pleased with this. There is also this unsettling supernatural presence that chilled me to the bone and an eerie mist and lighting that complimented it well. If you’re looking for something terrifying, Alma’s nightmares and hallucinations are filled with it.

Decent mystery.

There are plenty of horror elements, but there is also a decent mystery at the very center. It takes a while for it all to unfold, but each episode did enough to lure me in for more. The characters were likable enough, but I was mostly intrigued by what was going on with Alma.

The Cons:

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Pacing issues…

This series felt a little unsure of itself at times. We got plenty of teenage drama to deal with and I was ready to tune out, but the supernatural element redeemed it. I’m kind of exhausted by so much teenage drama lately even though I come to expect it in these series.

I think the pacing needed some improvements. Things took too long to happen and I had too many questions brewing in my mind and not enough answers. There was that cliffhanger ending so I’m guessing we will get a season two potentially.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The Girl in the Mirror has a decent mystery and some genuinely terrifying moments sprinkled in, but I personally wanted this show to pick a genre and stick with it. That being said, there’s still plenty to enjoy with this one if you like supernatural horror shows.

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

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Echoes” on Netflix: A Trashy Thriller with A LOT Going On

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“My sister is missing…”

Echoes released on Netflix on August 19th 2022. All seven episodes are available to stream now. The thriller drama series stars Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, and Jonathan Tucker. Each episode runs for approximately 42-47 minutes.

Gina travels back to her home town to track down her missing identical twin sister, as deadly and dangerous secrets are revealed along the way that could shatter her life completely.

Here is the trailer:

Echoes has a decent Gone Girl-esque set-up and a well known cast, but its messy plot and endless twists over-complicate things. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A strong start.

I was actually really pulled into this story initially. There was a major twist at the end of the first episode and I thought the mystery was decent enough to keep me coming back for more. Michelle Monaghan put forth a valiant effort with her performance and I thought the actual premise was really interesting with lots of guilty-pleasure potential.

The Cons:

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Annoying voice-over narration…

Gina spends a lot of time “talking” to her identical twin sister over their video diary to find out where she is and what’s going on, but I found this really distracting and annoying. I’m not a fan of voice-over narration, but they really overdid it with this one.

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A really messy plot.

I’m frustrated with this show because it started off really good and I thought I had an exciting binge-watch to enjoy. As the episodes continued, things started going off the rails completely. The plot was super messy and trashy. The performances got weaker and the twists were overdone, which ruined the initial shock value from the first episode for me.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

If you’re looking for a Lifetime-esque trashy thriller, there is enough going on to make your head spin (if that’s your kind of thing). I was intrigued at first, but I started to lose interest as the episodes continued unfortunately. I think this might have worked better as a Saturday movie of the week instead.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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