The fundamental conceit is that Bell’s Anna, however dealing with the tragic loss of her youngster and demise of her relationship, finds consolation gulping down wine and staring out her suburban window, right up until the arrival of an attractive neighbor (“Da VInci’s Demons” star Tom Riley) with a young daughter commences to shake her out of her stupor.
Anna’s clumsy flirtation with the dude gets to be even extra awkward when she catches sight of his product-really, flight-attendant girlfriend (Shelley Hennig), until finally Anna witnesses what sure looks like a brutal murder — unless, of class, she by some means drunkenly hallucinated the whole thing.
Bell thus joins a lengthy line of protagonists who won’t be able to fully belief their own senses, even though her attempts to persuade the police, close friends and her ex-spouse (Michael Ealy) that a little something transpired largely slide on deaf ears. Alternatively, her alarms provoke additional problem about no matter whether she could possibly be losing her grip on actuality.
That is an inevitable challenge when trying to at the same time spoof the genre and tease out an precise thriller in excess of this episodic format, but it demands a much more delicate contact than the show regularly displays.
Many thanks to Bell, “The Woman in the Household” (etcetera., and so forth.) is a bit more enjoyable than just sipping wine and idly surveilling one’s neighbors. Just not plenty of to produce a great deal enthusiasm about the prospect of boarding this coach all over again.
“The Lady in the Dwelling Across the Road from the Lady in the Window” premieres Jan. 28 on Netflix.