'The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window' Review: Stellar cast elevates murder mystery
Netflix's latest series 'The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window' has a mouthful of a title for more reasons than one. The name itself has the entire premise in it, so it seems like we know what to expect.
The series stars Kristen Bell as Anna, whilst constantly evoking the rather intriguing and twisted storyline. What's more, the ability to fully capture the series in a way as to mock and have a few laughs at the expense of the psychological horror genre is truly commendable.
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The cast of the series, including Bell herself, Michael Ealy (as Douglas), and Tom Riley (as Neil), together create a series strong enough to take a couple of jabs; all whilst keeping the audience glued to their screens.
Bell's character Anna has a clear obsession with wine, and she consumes it almost like drinking is a competition (with herself!). She actually chugs a whole bottle in just two glasses like a piece of cake.
Anna finds herself constantly struggling to figure out if she's imagining things or actually seeing them for real. Her habits are compelling and goes on to show what a dark and tragic past she has had. In addition, Tom Riley (as Neil) helps keep everything grounded with his character, being the charming new neighbor across the street from Anna. His role in the series is definite to make viewers whip up conspiracy theories in their heads and play the guessing game till the very end!
Another important character is Michael Ealy (as Douglas), who plays the role of Anna's ex-husband. Although Ealy doesn't have a ton of screentime when compared to the others, he leaves a mark every time he does show up. It's also pretty obvious that he and Anna still have a soft spot for each other. Having said that, Douglas is partly the reason that Anna has a crappy and tragic past.
As for the series as a mystery, the storyline is sure to keep viewers hooked from start to finish, with non-stop twists with newfound information that Anna keeps finding as the series pans out.
The thriller murder mystery has a decent mix of scenes that have both satire and parody, which makes it all the more addictive, so to say.
'The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window' was released on January 28, 2022, on Netflix.