Synopsis: Newspaper archivist Kirby Mazrachi’s dreams of becoming a journalist are put on hold after she survives a brutal attack that leaves her in a constantly shifting reality.
Apple TV+ is slowly becoming a force in binge-able television, it already has the therapist next door, Ted Lasso, Coda, Greyhound, and now it has a strong case for your next addiction with Shining Girls. If you’re a mystery and suspense but like I am, Elisabeth Moss provides a career-best nail-biting performance, that will leave you disturbed for days long after viewing.
As far as defective series go, it does not break any new ground. That’s okay though, as we can still be wildly fascinated by the performances of the cast that help elevate the suspense. We’ve seen a couple of series so far from this year’s SXSW and this may be the clear standout so far.
I have not read the book Shining Girls is based on, so I cannot speak on how it works as an adaptation, but it works for someone who doesn’t know the material beforehand and, I am looking forward to seeing how Shining Girls unfold in the following episodes.
Overall Grade: 3/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar