Netflix’s Behind Her Eyes is a psychological thriller that will have you guessing what is going on from start to finish, and you will still be thrown for a loop! Check out the details in my parents guide review.
Netflix’s new limited series Behind Her Eyes is based off of Sarah Pinborough’s popular book of the same name. Netflix streaming service has had huge success in their psychological thriller’s with The Haunting Of Hill House and The Haunting Of Bly Manor being widely big hits. This new series is a quick binge, with 6 episodes and each episodes running around 50 minutes long. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
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Behind Her Eyes Parents Guide
Single mother Louise (Simona Brown) gets stood up for her ‘girl’s night out’ but while out she meets David (Tom Bateman) and the two immediately click, even sharing a brief kiss. The next day a new psychiatrist boss is starting at Louise’s job, and that new boss just so happens to be David, who she met the night before and come to find out he is also married.
The two agree to keep things professional, however, the situation becomes more complicated when Louise runs into David’s wife, Adele (Eve Hewson). Adele, who recently moved into the area and doesn’t know anyone in town, seems determined to become friends with Louise. As Louise learns more about their marriage and the problems surrounding it, the past also starts to come to light and the twists and turns begin.
Behind Her Eyes Age Appropriate
Lets take a look at what parents need to know before allowing their kids to view Behind Her Eyes.
Language: The series contains very harsh language with words like: the S-word, the F-word, a**, c*&k, b*tch, b*st*rd and t*ts. These words are said frequently throughout the series.
Sexual Content/Nudity: The film contains some nudity and sex scenes which are graphic and plentiful. You see bare bottoms and nude characters engaging in sexual intercourse. The sex scenes are pretty intense and occur multiple times throughout the series. There is also a scene in which a character moons his bare bottom through a window. Adultery also occurs in this series.
Alcohol/Drugs: Characters engage in drinking and getting “drunk.” Drug use also occurs in this series with some characters smoking marijuana and shooting up heroin.
Behind Her Eyes is a true psychological thriller in every form. It wastes no time informing audiences that something more sinister is happening, especially when it comes to David and Adele’s past. The deeper we journey into their past, it seems viewers are left with more questions than answers. And the climatic ending will leave audiences thinking “WTF” just happened? This suspenseful tone in each episode of the series is accompanied perfectly with chilling musical scores which have arm hairs at full attention.
The cast and acting is done extremely well. Granted, I haven’t read the book but I feel each character in Behind Her Eyes embodied their role. Simona Brown who plays Louise is very genuine, laid back and approachable; making for a perfect character which both David and Adele would desire to form a relationship with, whether it be a friendship or something more. Tom Bateman exudes charm as David, along with a mysteriousness which keeps viewers constantly guessing his intent. And as for Eve Hawson who plays Adele, one can even easily see the crazy in her eyes… or behind her eyes?
I don’t want to give too much away and urge everyone not to look up spoilers because this series is best served with a clean slate. Although it may be tempting because at times I found myself confused as to what was going on, but trust. By the time you finish Behind Her Eyes, everything will become clear and you will be left picking up your jaw from the floor.