T.V. Thrillers

Tell Me Your Secrets – 5 ⭐️

Season one – 10 episodes

Where? Amazon Prime

 

Now, this was my type of thriller! So much so that I binge-watched all the episodes over a period of two days. It contains so many storylines which cross over each other that you are certainly kept on your toes.

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Tell Me Your Secrets is a creepy mystery thriller and focuses on a girl called Karen Miller (portrayed by Lily Rabe), who was recently released from prison under a shroud of uncertainty regarding her past crimes. Despite being plagued by memory gaps caused by trauma, it is hard to believe that Karen is guilty of the crimes she and her deceased boyfriend are accused of.

 

Karen is under witness protection, with a predator on the loose who is still committing crimes, and when a girl goes missing, Lily is under suspicion.  There are a few quite dark scenes with adult content containing murder, rape, suicide and violence. However, I found it totally watchable.

 

The standard of acting was outstanding, and each time the plot seemed to unfold, another twist would leave me chomping at the bit for the next episode.  It was jaw droppingly tense.

 

You can find this gem of a series on Amazon Prime, and I highly recommend it.  Made in 2021, this series  delivers everything you would expect from a gripping thriller.

 

My only disappointment was that the ending leaves you wanting more, with an unfinished storyline.  Here’s hoping there will be a Season Two!


SALTBURN 

Psychological Thriller Film – 4 ⭐️

Written, directed, and co-produced by  Emeradl Fennell, this film stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike and Richard E Grant.  

This film is not for the fainthearted, but not for reasons that I was expecting! 

Saltburn is a wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of aristocrat, Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn during the summer. On their sprawling estate, Felix’s eccentric family offer Oliver a taste of extravagance and decadence beyond his wildest dreams. However, with no moral compass, Oliver is like a kid in a sweetshop and his perverted desires start to take shape. 

There has been a lot of buzz around this film. Some see it as a remix of The Talented Mr RIpley and Brideshead Revisited, whilst others see it as a flashy mess of empty provocations.  It certainly has shock value, as there a couple of very disturbing scenes that leave your jaw on the floor!  

Why I give this film 4 stars

I watched this film because I love Rosamund Pike (possibly because she is my middle daughter’s doppelganger), and I have to admit that I was very surprised she was in this film.  It is labelled as a ‘satire’ genre, but I can honestly say, I never laughed once. Rosamund Pike and Richard E Grant play the very pompous and outdated parents, and they were slightly amusing at times. However, I felt that Rosamund was like a fish out of water in this film!

So, why did I like it? Well, it was weirdly different, which I found intriguing. It has a very dark element to it, and not scary in the traditional sense that thrillers give.  I’m easily scared by dark thrillers and horror films, and this film did not scare me at all. Nor did it have me on the edge of my seat. It did, however,  have me cringing and feeling very uncomfortable, and I’m not a prudish person! 

So, all in all, I would say watch it if you dare! It is a bizarre, erotic thriller, with some titilating shocks.