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Behind Her Eyes

Updated: Feb 27, 2021

Released: 17th February 2021 (UK)

Cast: Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, & Tom Bateman

Director & Writer: Steve Lightfoot

Duration: Limited 1 season, 6 episodes (46-53mins each)

Rating: 15

Genres: Thriller, TV based on a book & Mystery.

Synopsis: It follows the entangled lives of single mother Louise and married couple Adele and David. Their story is romantic, thrilling and twisted at the same time, with an ending that is nothing short of shocking.

Entanglement became a popular word last year after Jada Pinkett-Smith used it, to sum up, her relationship with August Alsina and I believe it’s the only word that sums up this story.

If a character says, “They’re both happier with me than they are with each other”. Wouldn’t you be hooked?... I needed to know what kind of love triangle these characters had found themselves in.

As the story played out, something my grandma used to say came to mind, “See people business and leave it alone”. Meaning, don’t get yourself involved in things that don’t concern you. That's what Louise should have done.

Yes, David’s her boss plus his wife Adele seems nice, but why commit herself to something that had nothing to do with her and become trapped in the middle of a failing marriage ignoring her own issues.

Overtime Louise and Adele's friendship blossomed outside of the relationship she held with David. One day Adele hands her a notebook filled with thoughts and feelings written by a mysterious Rob. Who is this Rob character and how does he fit into Adele’s life, if she's an only child?...

As the series reached its halfway mark, it became predictable, and a new question came to mind… What happened to Rob?

You can’t tell people how to live their lives and hope they will change but shows like this make me appreciate the friendships I do have as there’s no way I would be able to get away with this type of foolishness without my friends telling I’m wrong.

Whether or not the adaptation adds value to the book is hard to say as I’ve never read it, but the way the ending played out is something I never completely saw coming and for that, I’m grateful I continued watching.

My Star rating: 4/5.

Looking for a little British Thriller, give it a watch and let me know what you think.

All images are from Netflix.

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