Monday, February 7, 2022

What I’m Watching: 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 6 (C-)

Well, things developed quickly here and have now come back to a place that makes this show less interesting in my mind. Anna’s imagination can only take us so far, and if she’s constructed something entirely of her own making with no basis in reality to cover up a murder she actually committed, that doesn’t make the past five episodes feel very worthwhile. She did wake up with just one look needed at her empty wine class to mistakenly tell her that she had hallucinated having sex with Rex, but she walked downstairs to find him naked in an apron making her French omelets. He was even willing to forgive her regrettable sexy talk, but then he had to promptly get arrested for murdering Chastity. These detectives really are terrible, jumping to conclusions and then releasing people once they’ve actually bothered to do the proper investigating. There are also the weird creepy moments like Buell having a nail sticking out of Anna’s hand when he let her into her house, but those probably won’t amount to anything either. Anna was already ready to face the outside world when Sloane came by, and she was in particularly good shape when Neil and Emma came over to her daughter’s grave at the cemetery. Of course that’s when she would suddenly become the prime suspect, a possibility that she’s now starting to convince herself could be just as true as everything she’s imagined so far. That “perfect family” painting to complete the detective’s sentence certainly didn’t help her case.

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