Sunday, February 6, 2022

Round Two: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window: Season 1, Episode 2 (C+)

I’m still not sure exactly how to take this show, though we are getting somewhere in terms of what Anna has seen, even if it remains up to us as viewers to determine what was real and what wasn’t. Hearing people gossip about her in the supermarket felt like it was something she actually experienced, and though Carol was in the wrong, she was done enough to tell her that she wasn’t going to pray for her anymore. Her meeting with Lisa, the apparent girlfriend of her attractive new neighbor, didn’t go all that poorly aside from the shock factor that hit Anna, but catching her throwing out the markers she had given Emma demonstrated that many of Anna’s fears about what people think of her are legitimate. The story she told her therapist on the phone about her family was harrowing and very disturbing, but again, it could all be invented, and there’s just no way to know right now. Sloane is her best tether to reality, but she’s more interested in pouring completely full glasses of wine and stalking her neighbors on Instagram than taking her help. Trying painting again didn’t work, and the canvas bore the brunt of her knife range, and putting on lingerie to take a laughing selfie for a fake Instagram account isn’t going to help much either. But her attention is sure to be focused on Lisa being murdered, something that she’ll have a difficult time convincing anyone actually happened but did compel her to run out into the rain, something that’s evidently traumatic and triggering.

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