What seems like a straightforward story of an unhappy marriage and a shabby affair turns into something altogether different
Revisiting thrillers based on the first episode is a tricky business Sometimes a series can start out a bit lackluster, but hit its rhythm halfway – The Serpent is a prime example Others start but, like The Undoing, get undone in the last hour And to the reader who asked for my resignation because I recommended The Drowning: after watching the grand denouement involving a murderous lawyer attempting to grab a rowboat while swimming afterwards in his vest. costume, I can only apologize
With that in mind, I watched Behind Her Eyes (Netflix) in its entirety, and what initially appears to be a domestic thriller about a woman having an affair with her boss and meddling with his mad wife turns into well I’m not going to spoil it but note that the novel this show is based on was marketed with the hashtag #WTFthatending Really, if you can determine the ending based on the previous episodes then a career at GCHQ awaits you.
Until then, the main question you will ask yourself will be: why is Tom Bateman playing this with the accent of David Tennant? Bateman plays David, a handsome Scottish psychiatrist For some reason the show really wants you to remember he’s Scottish, so makes him drink scotch in bars and keep a bottle in his desk drawer (kudos to Macallan for product placement) David meets the pleasant Louise (Simona Brown) one evening, falls in love with her and – what are the odds? – arrives at her new job the next day to find out she is his secretary But David is married to Adele (Eve Hewson), who drifts around her tastefully appointed house, dressed in white outfits that scream “asylum escapee”
Adele befriends Louise, and much of the plot hinges on Louise having an affair with David not to mention that she also goes to the gym with his wife.The story plays with our perceptions: Is David a nice guy or an emotional abuser? Is Adele a bad guy or a victim? What do Louise’s troubling dreams have to do with anything? And where is Rob (Robert Aramayo, also Scottish)?
What I liked about the first episode was Louise – a character who behaves credibly as a single mom who just wants a little romance in her life. At the end of the series, the credibility is not a priority You’ll love or hate the big reveal
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Behind Her Eyes
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