Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 Review: “The Trial”/”The Father” | TVOM

TVOM: "For a network murder mystery drama, Secrets and Lies – at least its first two episodes – is a surprisingly measured show about the most superfluous, familiar types of stories: affairs, child murder, and white male angst. Adapted from the Australian mini-series of the same name, Secrets and Lies isn’t as overtly melodramatic as one might suspect from the previews, which, despite being a massive benefit to the show, also robs it of a certain sense of creativity in the first two hours. From the show’s cinematic direction, to the character beats found within the first two episodes, it lacks any sort of personality or ingenuity, which leaves Secrets and Lies with a strong pair of lead performances, and not a whole lot else to support it – save for the central mystery, which to this point, is a bunch of well-disguised, predictable story threads, wrapped in the familiar, trope-heavy cloak of “murder uprooting the calm suburbia.”"

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alycakes1515d ago

I didn't see it and I'm not sure I want to start