Watching the Watcher on Netflix

 The Watcher

The Watcher is a new Netflix series with 7 episodes at the moment. Thank goodness for only seven episodes because I am not intimidated enough by the episode count not to watch it. Actually, I had no intention of watching this, and I am still unsure as to whether or not I am going to finish it. However, I am two episodes in so there is a high probability that if I can get my daughter to watch it with me I will actually finish the thing. 

Now, I know it seems like I hate the series already. On the contrary, I have actually enjoyed the first two episodes. It is just not something I would watch on my own anymore because I get so anxious. My son put it on for me to watch and I was too lazy to change it. 

The Watcher takes place in a suburb outside of the hustle and bustle of New York City. The couple, Dean and Nora Brannock, think they have found their dream home until disturbing things happen and they get very, equally, disturbing letters from “the watcher.” It stars Bobby Cannavale, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Coolidge, Noma Dumezweni, and Mia Farrow. I actually like the cast they pulled together. 

I enjoyed the first two episodes. At first, it seems like it may be a bit boring but then they start character-building after the family moves into the house and the weird, creepy stuff starts happening. The anticipation is a bit much for me not because it is overly intense but because I am more prone to anxiousness nowadays. Having my daughter watching it with me helped because we cracked jokes throughout. Additionally, I tend to look up the summaries ahead of time if I feel myself getting too nervous. 

Only two episodes in and  I think it is an interesting watch. So far, I do recommend and I am now curious to see who the watcher is and what’s really going on. At this point, I am suspicious of everyone. Check out the podcast for more discussion and spoilers talk. 


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