When the Streetlights Go On (2020)


Season 1
When the Streetlights Go On

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When the Streetlights Go On takes itself a little too seriously, but strong writing, an impressive cast, and most importantly, an intriguing mystery more than make up for it.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 18

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 6, 2020

Student journalist Charlie Chambers pieces together the clues of a double homicide in the summer of 1995; friends and loved ones of the deceased struggle to make sense of their new reality.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

Detective Darlene Grasso begins her investigation into the murders of Chrissy Monroe and Steve Carpenter; aided by Charlie's discovery, she zeros in on Chrissy's boyfriend, Brad Kirchoff, as a suspect.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

Charlie convinces the newspaper editor to let him write about the murder; a conversation between Charlie and Becky in the woods rekindles their connection; the killer dials Chrissy's private line.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

The students of Colfax High partake in the homecoming dance while Detective Grasso interrogates Casper Tatum.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2020

Casper finally realizes the identity of his secret crush, Becky Monroe, is the sister of a girl everyone thinks he murdered; a late-night encounter in the newspaper room provides Charlie with the scoop of his young career.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2020

After Charlie's article in the school paper exonerates Casper, an unlikely romance blossoms between the town bad boy and Becky Monroe.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2020

Becky shares an intimate secret with Casper during a long walk home as Brad secretly plots his revenge; a flyer to a mysterious party is delivered in everyone's lockers overnight; Charlie and Berlice's relationship intensifies.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2020

Brad and Casper get into a bloody and vicious brawl at a Halloween party; after Brad is left clinging to life, Casper has no choice but to flee town.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2020

Becky reemerges from her self-imposed exile to borrow books from Charlie; their renewed friendship gets in the way of the young scribe's relationship with Berlice.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2020

Just as Colfax is finally beginning to heal, another murder shakes the city to its core; years later, adult Charlie mulls over what it all meant at his high school reunion.

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Cast & Crew

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Chosen Jacobs
Charlie Chambers

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Sophie Thatcher
Becky Monroe

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Ben Ahlers
Brad Kirchoff

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Mark Duplass
Mr. Carpenter

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Tony Hale
Boque

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Queen Latifah
Detective Darlene Grasso

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Kristine Froseth
Chrissy Monroe

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Sam Strike
Casper Tatum

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David Lewis
Mr. Jablonski

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Cameron Bancroft
Mr. Monroe

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Nnamdi Asomugha
Adult Charlie Chambers

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Eliza Norbury
Mrs. Monroe

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Eddie O'Keefe
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Chris Hutton
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Rebecca Thomas
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Tariq Merhab
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Chad Hamilton
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Critic Reviews for When the Streetlights Go On: Season 1

Audience Reviews for When the Streetlights Go On: Season 1

  • Nov 07, 2021
    This show was written and narrated as if it was one of the boys from the Virgin Suicides. Has some quirky moments, but the writing or the script was great. Ever narrated moment reminded of Virgin Suicides over and over. Very good thriller.
  • Oct 27, 2021
    That was really well done. Great cast, the young actors really hold their own.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    A good coming of age story with a great cast....hurt by weak resolution to its mystery
  • Jul 16, 2020
    What a breath of fresh air. Yes we've seen it all before, but this kills continuity and that's the point ? Why should they give you what you want ? Invest in something, invest in this ? Boy, what an investment ! Loved it's originality. I want more.
  • Jun 22, 2020
    Lame and predictable - like a 90s teen slasher movie without the thrills. Stock characters are nothing more than pieces on a board game not worth finishing. More of a "who cares?" than a "who-done-it". Even when you learn who the killer is, you don't care because it's played off as a side note and the writing gives you no clues in advance, so the revelation proves inconsequential. The only mystery is how the producers managed to get a few A-/B+ actors in for cameo roles.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    Fantastic! What this show did in the ten 10 minute episodes is truly phenomenal. Whereas the murder mystery pulls in on the first episode, this series isn't really about a murder mystery, it is about teen romance, and more importantly, teenage perception. It is an ode to the girl next door from your childhood that could have been your future but was just on a different path. Take the show simply for what it is; a look back at a childhood love you could have once had, and maybe even deserved, but could never have just like the narrator or others couldn't.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    The series started out great. But the final episode was so anticlimactic that it ruined the whole thing. A double murder mystery was solved in a matter of 3 second telling by the narrator.

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