You already know what you can expect from Netflix’s miniseries adaptation of Sarah Pinborough’s 2017 novel behind Her Eyes if you have read it. If you are unsure what to expect, it is best to be as ignorant as possible and to not let this series ruin your enjoyment. You can promise yourself that you will watch it and then let the secrets unfold. You’ll soon be ready to watch the entire thing again once you get to the end. Start immediately.
The story can be described as a simple romantic drama that involves a single mother who is divorcing and a married couple for 10 years. Behind her Eyes has more to it than that, not even its romantic triangle. What begins as a romantic comedy is soon to be a romance thriller. Later, it takes on other genres. Movies that blew you away with their key shocks such as The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects, The Crying Game, and Se7en are examples of films that did this. Behind her Eyes is up there. It also connects with Alice in Wonderland.
It all starts so casually. Simona Brown plays Louise. She is a single mother who goes to the pub for a rare evening. He plays David Bateman, a handsome stranger. They drink, joke, and end the night together with a kiss before he abruptly and apologetically leaves. David reports to his new job as psychiatrist a few days later. When he arrives at his office, Louise is there.
They remain in love, but there is a problem. Louise meets David’s spouse, Adele, early on. She’s played by Eve Hewson, who happens to be the daughter of U2 lead singer Bono. Hewson, like the other leads, is amazing here. Adele is casual, unmannered and inscrutable, as it turns.
Behind her Eyes explores new and old relationships using flashbacks. This requires a lot of actors and they perform flawlessly. Steve Lightfoot created the TV adaptation. He was a writer on NBC’s Hannibal with a lot of visual flair and he also created The Punisher, arguably the most underrated Marvel TV series.
Lightfoot’s resume is not complete enough to show the vision that he and Erik Richter Strand have achieved here. They are bold and visionary. Everything has a purpose. The music, the color schemes and even the camera angles all have a purpose. Even though the final episode is jaw-dropping, it’s not revealed completely.
You will be hooked right from the beginning by the actors. Bateman’s portrayal of David is both charming and menacing. Brown is instantly vulnerable as Louise and instantly lovable. Hewson, who is as convincing as Adele, covers a decade so well, it seems like she’s playing two people. You can see behind her eyes. __S.29__ Find someone who has done it, and you can talk about it.
Review Source: NPR