If pop culture has taught me anything, it’s to never look into my neighbor’s window. At “best,” it’s rude. Plus, sometimes you end up looking at an ugly naked guy every day. And at worst, you might see a gruesome murder no one will believe actually happened. And who needs that headache? Apparently, Kristen Bell does. Because she’ll experience that Hollywood trope in Netflix’s satirical new series The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. And the show’s new trailer promises to play that old tale’s greatest hits with an original take.
Netflix hopes to do for murders next door what Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building did for true crime podcasts. With a show that takes on a classic story of an unreliable witness possibly learning she has some very dangerous neighbors. While this trailer seems dead serious at times, the lengthy title gives away its tongue-in-cheek nature. As does the show’s official synopsis. From Netflix.
For heartbroken Anna, every day is the same. She sits with her wine, staring out the window, watching life go by without her. But when a handsome neighbor (Tom Riley) and his adorable daughter (Samsara Yett) move in across the street, Anna starts to see a light at the end of the tunnel. That is until she witnesses a gruesome murder… Or did she?
From creators Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson and Larry Dorf, The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window is a darkly comedic, wine-soaked, satirical slant on the psychological thriller that will have you guessing who, what, where, why and how in the hell?! until the very end.
Instead of working the case herself, maybe Anna should hire Veronica Mars.
The show also stars Michael Ealy, Mary Holland, Shelley Hennig, Cameron Britton, Christina Anthony, and Benjamin Levy Aguilar. Bell also executive-produces the limited series with Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Brittney Segal of Gloria Sanchez Productions. The eight-episode series debuts on Netflix on January 28.
Make sure you watch it on your own TV and not through your neighbor’s window. Even if the show is great, nothing good can come from that.