Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.
After reading other reviews, it's fairly obvious there are many Selena fans who wanted to voice their overwhelming approval of her performance to pad the rating. Those "reviews" stand out because they are not really reviews, just kudos because they are ardent fans. Tell us WHY you liked it!!!! I'm sure many who stated such and also stating their admiration for the other leads' past work was a token. I can't imagine the fandom realistically includes legendary septuagenarian comedic movie and stage actors and a Disney popstar. If I had a dollar for everytime I read the word "amazing", I could produce the show.
I digress - this show, after 3 episodes is fabulous!! I hate most TV shows created in recent years. Comedies are formulaic, recycled crap. Drama is redundant and stale. I give some with an interesting premise a chance - 99.9% fail. The ONLY network shows I like now are NCIS, the original, and Young Sheldon. Streaming: Stranger Things and Alien TV. Yes, I'm odd that way. Castle Rock was cancelled, so.... I love quirky original concepts like 3rd Rock from the Sun, Big Bang Theory, the aforementioned Stranger Things and Alien TV ,etc. This show has it all. It's hilarious, dramatic, thrilling, mysterious, eclectic, thatrical and insane all at the same time. It's a definite rollercoaster ride of emotions. If you didn't bust a rib with the cats "arrival" on scene then you are dead inside.
Steve Martin is his usual sardonic self and teaming him with Martin Short's over-the-top theatrics - their sarcastic banter is always entertaining, add to that Selena Gomez's deadpan snarky often dismissive repartee with them is priceless!! They have fantastic chemistry for their 3 very distinct personality types. I'm quite impressed at her ability to hold her own with these two and it was so refreshing to hear a young woman have a lower register voice for once and NOT hearing "super" this and that constantly. C'mon people, there are other synonyms for that word. It makes you sound silly and unintelligent.
The storyline kept my attention and I love how they cut to each characters unique perspective in interpreting the clues they have; Short "auditioning" the tenants and Selena's visions/delusions. They throw in backstories with flashbacks and ambiguous habits to build the character profiles.
Finally, the supporting cast - masterful casting in my opinion. The tenants are the kookiest group of people you could ever imagine and they all live in the same building!!! Nathan Lane AND Sting as well!! Great!!
I was sad when episode 3 ended, I now have to wait until next week but it's worth it. You never know what will happen scene to scene or for that matter, what may come out of their mouth.
So yes, millennials and Gen Z...Selena was AMAZING!!!! So are the rest.
- Sep 2, 2021