Hide the family pets - Fatal Attraction (2023) Series - Review
A deep-dive re-imagining of the classic 80's thriller, exploring timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.
I just finished watching the first few episodes of the new series Fatal Attraction, and so far, so good! If you're a fan of the movie with the same name, then you'll be excited to know that this is a re-imagining of the original story. Even if you haven't seen the movie, you're in for a treat.
One of the things that drew me to the series was the cast. Some faces you'll recognize include Joshua Jackson, Lizzy Caplan, and Amanda Peet. They all do an excellent job of portraying their respective roles, and their performances keep you on the edge of your seat.
While the flash-forward and backward storytelling technique can be a bit annoying, the show makes up for it with some interesting directing techniques. If you pay attention, you'll notice that there are subtle visual cues that show the different timelines. The end of the first episode even has a behind-the-scenes explanation of how they accomplished this.
I have to admit, it's hard to feel sorry for people who make bad choices and then expect pity. However, the storytelling in Fatal Attraction tries to make you feel empathy for the characters. Whether or not it succeeds is up to your interpretation.
Overall, Fatal Attraction is a must-watch for fans of the thriller genre. The first few episodes are building tensions, and I can't wait to see how the rest of the series unfolds.