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

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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 Resort” on Demand: Island horror leaves a lot to be desired

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“That was the last time I felt truly safe…”

The Resort is a horror film that released on April 30th 2021 on demand and in limited theaters. The film stars Bianca Haase, Michelle Randolph, Brock O’Hurn and Michael Vlamis. It runs for approximately 75 minutes.

The film centers around a writer obsessed with the paranormal who decides to go on a trip to Hawaii with her friends to investigate an abandoned resort that is supposedly haunted by a ghost called the Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they are in paradise, but things soon take a dark turn.

Here is the trailer:

The Resort has the potential to lure us in with some guilty pleasure island terror paired with some jaw-dropping gorgeous scenery. But is this film truly worth a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Gorgeous scenery and a gorgeous cast.

The movie is filmed in Maui, Hawaii and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. I love anything that has to do with Hawaii so this was a major plus for me and we also had a gorgeous cast to go along with it.

I also thought that the premise was good and I wanted to know more about the history behind the abandoned resort and the haunting there.

The Cons:

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Bad acting.

Like, really bad. The cast is almost too gorgeous and I felt like the people making this movie suddenly realized just how terrible they were at acting and decided to throw in random skinny-dipping scenes for fluff just to kill some time and the movie only runs for an hour and fifteen minutes…

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Not scary at all and a terrible plot.

I really wanted to like this movie. It had the perfect premise and I was thinking I might get a mix of A Perfect Getaway and Club Dread. There was some humor sprinkled in and the beginning was not that bad even with the terrible acting, but once the plot took off, things just got beyond awful.

While there is some gore and attempts at channeling some Evil Dead vibes, this film fails to execute every single one of its scares and the twist at the end was laughable, but this is not coded as a horror comedy so it makes me wonder what the writers were thinking here.

At least the movie was short, otherwise I would have stopped watching it much sooner…

So am I in or out?

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I’m out on this one…

Unfortunately the gorgeous backdrop of Hawaii could not save this awful horror movie. Don’t waste your money on this one. I would recommend checking it out just to see how terrible it is when it airs at like 4 am on basic cable or is available to stream for free.

The plot was just horrendous and laughable and perhaps this would have been better if it took a page out of Club Dread’s book and went full horror comedy.

If you are looking for some island terror, check out A Perfect Getaway or Fantasy Island instead.

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…

Scream Hunt Coming Soon

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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