Spoiler-Free Review of “The Resort” on Peacock: Quirky Comedy Mystery

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“You can relax now…we’re in paradise.”

The Resort premiered on Peacock on July 28th 2022. The first three episodes are available to stream now and the remaining five will air weekly. The dark comedy thriller stars Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper, Debby Ryan, Skyler Gisondo, and Nina Bloomgarden. Each episode runs for approximately 35 minutes.

Emma and Noah are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary by taking a relaxing vacation together, but the trip takes an interesting turn when Emma finds an old phone connected to a mystery that happened fifteen years ago.

Here is the trailer:

The Resort is brought to us by the writer of Palm Springs and will instantly give you some of those vibes with a familiar cast and a fun mystery sprinkled in. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun characters.

Milioti is absolutely charming as Emma. Her character is a little out there, but I was instantly brought into this world because of her. I also really like the team-up between her and her husband, Noah. He’s kind of dragged into the mystery unwillingly, but he adds in some welcomed humor and I believe the connection between them. 

The supporting characters are a lot of fun as well and I’m curious to find out more about them as the episodes continue.

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A mystery worth sticking around for.

I’m not going to lie, I was pulled in with this particular mystery and I am hooked. I like that the mystery is light and fun while Emma and Noah try to figure it out in present day. I know there will be more to the story, but they are keeping me entertained, which is a very good thing!

The Cons:

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Needs to stay on course…

The series started out really strong for me. I really liked that we were spending time on the issues in Emma and Noah’s marriage to further their development. There was a good balance between this and the mystery in the past and I think that the pacing worked for the most part.

However, as I started to get toward the end of episode three, things started to steer off a little. I’m concerned that the series may get too wrapped up in the mystery and forget about the character development. I’m hoping it can gain back the feel from the first two episodes, but we’ll have to see how this unfolds.

I also think that the idea of this series may be a lot better than the actual execution. There are already some missed opportunities, but I plan on sticking around to see how this turns out.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This show definitely has a lot of potential with really fun characters and an addicting mystery. I’m looking forward to checking out more episodes!

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

Best,

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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Spoiler-Free Review of “Night Teeth” on Netflix: Girl Vamps Just Wanna Have Fun

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“We’re all around you…and you have no idea.”

Night Teeth premiered on Netflix on October 20th 2021. The vampire horror film stars Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Alfie Allen, Sydney Sweeney and Megan Fox. It runs for an hour and forty-eight minutes.

When a young driver picks up two mysterious women, he is tasked with escorting them to a bunch of exclusive parties, but he soon realizes that they have blood-thirsty intentions, putting his life in immediate danger.

Here is the trailer:

Night Teeth immediately gives off some True Blood vibes with a killer cast, but does it do anything truly unique to set itself apart from other vampire films? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Debby Ryan and Lucy Fry make a killer team!

The whole cast did a great job, but I really liked these two. They really embraced the seductive/mysterious bad girl feel with some killer fashion as well. I was immediately intrigued when they came on screen and I thought that they put forth a valiant effort with their portrayals.

Don’t mess with these two!

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Night life aesthetic and choice of soundtrack.

The lighting and colors in this film really popped. I thought that the film captured the beauty of the city after dark. The music soundtrack complimented the pace of the movie as well. This movie just felt visually pretty and appealing from start to finish.

The Cons:

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Killer start but flat finish.

This film immediately drew me in and I was hoping to witness something truly unique, but things started to become flat and mediocre once we got toward the end. It was still entertaining, but it didn’t do anything original and I thought it was a little too easy to fight off the bad guys.

We didn’t learn any real information on these vampires to understand how to destroy them or get a full picture of their lives in the human world. There were just too many pieces left out.

I thought that the romance angle was okay, but it didn’t really have an organic or honest quality. It wasn’t nauseating like some vampire movies I have watched before, but I wanted to truly believe the new romance I was witnessing and it just felt very ordinary.

Frustrating montages.

While I loved the use of light and music, the overuse of slow motion montages didn’t really do anything to add to the overall movie. I would have preferred to watch more scenes featuring some of the cameos we witnessed and get some more backstory too.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This movie was entertaining overall and I’m all for any kind of vampire movie. I thought that the cast did a great job and there was enough going on to keep me invested. However, the movie just didn’t do anything that different or unique, which was frustrating, because it started off with a lot of edge and bite.

If you like vampire movies, I would recommend that you give this a try, but you may be better off binge-watching the first season of True Blood instead…

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

Scream Hunt Halloween

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

Scream Hunt is available here!

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