Behind Her Eyes Review
by H. Thomas
‘This show can be summed up in one word: unpredictable.’
Creator: Steve Lightfoot
Cast: Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman & Robert Aramayo
Synopsis: Behind Her Eyes follows the story of Louise, a woman who meets, and falls for, a man new to her area in a bar – a man who turns out to be her new, married boss. Louise, who only days later literally bumps into his wife Adele, has to lead a double life in the eyes of each of them, while discovering Adele’s disturbed history and strange lucid dreaming abilities, to work out what has made their seemingly perfect marriage so fractured for the two of them.
Review: This show can be summed up in one word: unpredictable. Every episode seems to bring multiple new revelations for each character, and it is incredibly hard to form opinions on any character as more and more of their history is revealed through Adele’s flashbacks. While this may be confusing to begin with, once the ever-changing perspective is accepted, the amazingly written story is revealed, full of amazing character construction and backstory. Every single character second-guesses each other, leading the audience to do the same and never be quite sure who to trust, which makes for an exhilarating watch. The two stories that play out the same time – Louise’s experience with the Ferguson couple, and Adele’s memories of her life with Rob in rehab – help build up the story and let the audience make their own guesses, while still never revealing enough for the fantastic, shocking ending to be predictable. This show, in only six episodes, creates an astounding story unlike anything else, bridging the gap between dreams and reality to make anyone’s head spin in the best way.
Behind Her Eyes is currently streaming on Netflix and is rated 15.