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

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“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!

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5 Spoiler Free Reasons why you should watch “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 3 on Netflix: ‘Til Death and then some”

“We’re like a cult…but without uniforms.”  So what happens when your wife dies and then comes back to life as a zombie?  Do you run away screaming or are you all in to support your family until the very end?  Joel Hammond has to deal with this very important dilemma in Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, but lucky for us, this adventure comes with a lot of laughs.  Please note that major spoilers have been left out for your convenience so feel free to read away!  My top 5 reasons to check out Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 are: 

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This show is just laugh out loud funny.

When I first started binge-watching this show, I didn’t really laugh that much in the beginning of season one.  Maybe I was trying to get used to the premise or maybe the jokes weren’t really landing, but something magical happened in the second half of the first season and for seasons two and three as well.  The dark horror comedy just works.  Maybe it’s the dynamic between the characters or maybe they just started being a little bit more comfortable with the humor, but I found myself constantly laughing out loud while watching this show.  Horror comedies are hard to come by now and I have to say that I absolutely love this show and hope that it continues to be picked up because it is really something fun and light to watch in between other series.

4

Abby has become a bad-ass character.

In season one, I didn’t really connect with Joel and Sheila’s teenage daughter, Abby, played by Liv Hewson.  However, I started to like her more and more in season two and she is absolutely fantastic in season three.  I love how she is the voice of reason and it often seems like she is the one playing parent to her own parents, which is funny on its own.  In season three, more of Abby’s potential is unlocked, as she starts to help out a lot more, proving to be someone you don’t want to mess with.  I also enjoyed more of the chemistry between her and Eric, played by Skyler Gisondo, which was actually adorable and not at all nauseating.  I hope that her character continues to grow more in future seasons if we get them and I would love to see her become some kind of slayer of the undead.

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The guest stars are absolutely fantastic.

I love seeing unlikely guest stars on a show and Santa Clarita Diet continues to deliver on this.  I had so much fun seeing Joel McHale in season two as a competitive realtor, but this season we get a lot of fun from Ron, played by Jonathan Slavin, Tommy, played by Ethan Suplee, and of course Gary continues to be a standout character, played previously by Nathan Fillion and now by the amazing Alan Tudyk.  The list goes on and on, as the supporting cast does an amazing job of keeping the humor going and giving us some really interesting character dynamics.  It looks like we might even get our own team of evil fighters, now complete with uniforms.  The show doesn’t take itself that seriously, but that’s what makes it so incredibly amazing.  These characters just elevate the show that much more and provide us with a lot of entertainment along the way.

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A major cliffhanger.

Season three allowed us to advance the Knights of Serbia plot, which was fun for sure, but we are left with a huge cliffhanger at the end of the season so we better get a season four to explore this more.  Each season gave us something more to look forward to and season three is no exception.  If you thought Joel and Sheila’s adventures were crazy and dangerous before, it looks like it is only going to get more complicated now.  I honestly can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Joel and Sheila Hammond’s chemistry.

I dedicated a previous blog to Joel and Sheila Hammond’s relationship, but it really is the core of the show.  Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore are absolutely fantastic together.  Their relationship is so real and sweet and you can’t help falling in love with them.  I mentioned in my previous blog that they may be my new favorite couple on television, as they are there for one another every step of the way.  Their love is beautiful and passionate, but they also have a strong friendship going and I love how they truly know each other.  They have inside jokes and they bounce ideas off one another that truly make you smile if you have someone like that in your life who just simply gets you.  These two are absolutely amazing and the show would not be as entertaining without them.  It looks like their marriage is going to be tested once again, but I am confident that these two will come out even stronger.  They make me really believe that true love does exist even if you have to deal with some messy drama along the way.  And it’s really, really messy!  I hope you enjoy season three as much as I did and I absolutely recommend it.  Ready to watch?

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

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Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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