Review – The Watcher

STALKER VIBES: Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts star in the new Netflix mystery thriller ‘The Watcher’. Picture: SUPPLIED

Genre: Mystery, suspense, drama, thriller

The story follows the Brannock family who moves into their dream home and soon finds themselves on the receiving end of creepy letters from a stalker known as The Watcher.

Dean and Nora Brannock (played by Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts) swiftly embark on a mission to find out the identity of The Watcher, even going as far as hiring a private investigator.

The seven-episode limited series is filled with many twists and turns as they encounter various people linked to the house and uncover the hidden secrets that the house has been holding for many years.

This Netflix series is beautifully shot, with many different angles showing off the stunning aesthetic of the magnificent mansion.

Each episode is filled with suspense and keeps the viewer guessing as the story starts to unfold.

The fact that it is based on a true story makes The Watcher so much more intriguing to watch. Some of the choices that the characters make will leave you feeling sympathetic toward their ordeal, while others will make you angry and frustrated (especially the daughter’s actions toward her father in episode five).

One of the reasons many people enjoy mystery thrillers is the satisfaction at the end when the culprit is finally apprehended.

However, without giving too much away, the ending of this limited series only deepens the mystery.

The knowledge that a real-life family is living with some possibly unanswered questions, adds to this.

This intriguing series is definitely worth watching and deserves to be on the list of top Netflix series of 2022.

The Watcher is currently available on Netflix.


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