Behind Her Eyes: Limited Series (2021)


Limited Series
Behind Her Eyes

Critics Consensus

Behind Her Eyes' many twists may be unexpected, but limited character development also leaves them feeling unearned - still, it may be just bonkers enough to keep forgiving viewers entertained.

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Critic Ratings: 33

62%

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User Ratings: 149

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 17, 2021

A spilled drink at a bar leads to an awkward day at work for Louise, who's shaken again by night terrors. David introduces Adele to his new colleagues.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2021

A peek inside David and Adele's private life - and a look at Rob's dream journal - leaves Louise with more questions than answers.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2021

Against her better judgment, Louise grows attached to both David and Adele, becoming increasingly enmeshed in their tense, complicated marriage.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2021

An accusation of violence threatens to unravel David's life, and more shocking news awaits him and Louise when Adele drops a bombshell.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2021

Despite David's warnings, Louise can't shake her concern for Adele, who sows seeds of doubt over what happened with Rob on her family estate.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2021

A stunning revelation makes Louise dig deeper into David and Adele's past, and what she discovers pushes her to demand the truth.

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Behind Her Eyes: Limited Series Videos

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A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.

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Critic Reviews for Behind Her Eyes Limited Series

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (16)

Here's my general opinion: I like a good twist, but the twist in Behind Her Eyes is a groaner. The series switches genres, and the final chapter felt to me like a slap in the face -- when it didn't make me laugh out loud at the absurdity.

Feb 17, 2021 | Full Review…

A fantastically entertaining magic trick of a TV show, so confident in its incongruous genre mashup that you won't be able to look away.

Feb 17, 2021 | Full Review…

It is hard to tell who is warden and who is prisoner, who is crazy and who is sane, and the Netflix show revels in this uncertainty.

Mar 1, 2021 | Full Review…

It opts for a bizarre shock that's baffling at best and deeply tone-deaf at its worst.

Feb 22, 2021 | Full Review…

Good cast, good story but it all just takes too long to tell.

Mar 6, 2021 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

I admire, for its sheer, nasty audacity, the double twist that ends the story. To achieve its impact, though, the limited series requires you not merely to suspend your disbelief, but strap it to a rocket and send it to the Milky Way.

Mar 5, 2021 | Full Review…

The show's insistence on progressing towards that bonkers twist, however, results in it sacrificing storytelling in favour of shock. Not only is it frustrating on its own, it's detrimental to the writing...

Mar 1, 2021 | Full Review…

If you're in the mood to crack open a bottle of wine, enjoy some steamy sex, and get your mind blown in one of the silliest ways possible, it's a highly entertaining ride.

Feb 23, 2021 | Full Review…

An engagingly jagged and creepy revenge thriller that degenerates into a steaming pile of paranormal malarkey.

Feb 23, 2021 | Full Review…

A little trite, but nicely done and ever watchable.

Feb 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Your time would be better spent reading a book. Just not the book this train wreck of a drama this based on.

Feb 23, 2021 | Full Review…

The mad, chaotic energy of Behind Her Eyes feels almost like a practical joke, the kind of prank you'd expect to end with an epilogue featuring a drunk Ashton Kutcher explaining that this, in fact, a simulation.

Feb 22, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Behind Her Eyes: Limited Series

  • 12h ago
    A ripoff of skeleton key... Good acting, great music and visually well done.. doesn't make up for draggn the messy story along for that many episodes
  • 21h ago
    ‪Officially worse ending than Gane of Thrones, stupid doesn't even describe it‬. I know they were following the book but they rushed it so fast and I don't think you have to do everything the book says, the show had its own life and story which had nothing to do with the book. They chopped it all up just to mind bend everyone in the end
  • 23h ago
    If you like Lifetime movies you'd probably enjoy this British style telenovella. If not, I'd stay away. Good production value but largely utterly predictable with a fair bit of overacting and the usual twist at the end.
  • 1d ago
    Brilliant. I have watched it 3 times.
  • 1d ago
    Hooked on it and watched the first 5 episodes in one sitting...saved the final episode for day two of viewing. Thought the visuals for some of the outer body experiences could have been handled better, but overall enjoyable and interesting story and characters.
  • 2d ago
    Loved it! Had me guessing all the way to the end.
  • 2d ago
    The twist at the end was good but it just took way too long to get there. If you like long slow burn who dunnit type movies, it may suit you.
  • 2d ago
    (Español / English) No todo es lo que parece Extracto Detrás de sus ojos (de los ojos de ella, en su título en inglés) es otro thriller sobre un triángulo amoroso perverso, con algunas situaciones algo forzadas y que apuesta a la introducción de un elemento nuevo (que se va anunciando sutilmente) para resignificarse. Filmada con fría y elegante parsimonia, estamos de nuevo ante otra serie que luce estirada y que habría ganado en contundencia si hubiese sido planteada como una película y donde se destaca la actuación de la encantadora Simona Brown. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Reseña Esta miniserie británica es un thriller que nos relata la historia de un triángulo en el presente y de otro en el pasado. En el presente, el constituido por David (Tom Bateman), su esposa Adele (Eve Hewson) y la secretaria del primero, Louise (Simona Brown) exhibe ciertas peculiaridades, sobre todo por el rol y las intenciones de Adele, envueltos en el misterio. Inicialmente, Detrás de sus ojos parece uno de esos thrillers sobre triángulos perversos y psicopatológicos donde todos mienten, algunos se ubican en lugares moralmente incómodos y ciertas motivaciones son un misterio a revelar. Y básicamente lo es, sólo que le agrega una vuelta de tuerca que se va primero revelando sutilmente y luego con claridad. La serie apuesta a ese giro (agregándole capas al thriller), a la sorpresa que resignifica el conjunto (ver zona semispoiler al final) y al manejo del punto de vista. Se desarrolla en dos tiempos diferentes separados por diez años (uno mayormente transcurre durante una internación de Adele y el otro en el presente). Está filmada elegantemente, pero con cierta fría parsimonia, con algunas idas y vueltas que sirven para estirarla y cuando muestra sus cartas el planteo y su exteriorización pueden resultar desde interesantes hasta ingenuos. Detrás de sus ojos habría ganado en contundencia si hubiese sido filmada como una película para no detenerse tanto en una dinámica inicial que se torna repetitiva. En cuanto a las actuaciones se destaca la de Simona Brown, aunque no podamos entender del todo algunas de las decisiones de su Louise, que se ven un tanto forzadas. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. SEMISPOILER Español En cuanto a la vuelta de tuerca, la serie primero sugiere y luego se introduce francamente en el género fantástico, resuelto estéticamente con sobriedad y con un planteo que puede resultar naif. Not everything is what it seems Abstract Behind her eyes (from her eyes, in its English title) is another thriller about a perverse love triangle, with some somewhat forced situations and that bets on the introduction of a new element (which is subtly announced) to resignify itself . Filmed with cold and elegant parsimony, we are again before a series that looks stretched and that would have gained in force if it had been raised as a film and where the performance of the charming Simona Brown stands out. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………… .. Review This British miniseries is a thriller that tells the story of a triangle in the present and another in the past. At present, the one made up of David (Tom Bateman), his wife Adele (Eve Hewson) and the former's secretary, Louise (Simona Brown) exhibits certain peculiarities, especially due to the role and intentions of Adele, involved in the mistery. Initially, Behind Her Eyes looks like one of those psychopathological perverse triangle thrillers where everyone lies, some are set in morally uncomfortable places and certain motivations are a mystery to reveal. And basically it is, it just adds a twist that is first subtly revealed and then clearly. The series bets on that turn (adding layers to the thriller), on the surprise that redefines the whole (see semispoiler area at the end) and on the management of the point of view. It develops in two different times separated by ten years (one mostly takes place during Adele's hospitalization and the other in the present). It is filmed elegantly but with a certain cold parsimony, with some twists and turns that serve to stretch it and when she shows her letters the approach and its exteriorization can be from interesting to naive. Behind Her Eyes it would have gained in force if it had been filmed as a movie so as not to stop so much in an initial dynamic that becomes repetitive. As for the performances, that of Simona Brown stands out, although we cannot fully understand some of the decisions of her Louise, which are somewhat forced. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………. SEMISPOILER English As for the twist, the series first suggests and then frankly enters the fantasy genre, aesthetically resolved with sobriety and with an approach that may be naive.
  • 3d ago
    This program deserved higher score - it was a cross between a thriller and a supernatural whodunit. I would recommend it to others.
  • 3d ago
    Alas, capable actors who struggle to give depth to shallow writing can't rescue this lugubrious and heavy-handed series. The direction and cinematography are relentlessly ominous and darkly "suggestive," but the series doesn't connect these surface gestures to anything more interesting about character or plot. Vertigo, say, this emphatically isn't. The series has also been widely criticized as homophobic, and I completely agree. In the bad old days, one of the most common presentations of a a gay man in the movies was that of a psychic vampire: a man who wants to be a woman but who hates women, who desires heterosexual men but hates them for their unavailability, and who is cunning, predatory, and duplicitous. This series participates fully in that repellent trope.

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