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The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22


After the Brannock family moves into what was supposed to be their suburban dream home, it quickly becomes a living hell. Ominous letters from someone calling themself “The Watcher” are just the beginning as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets come spilling out. Inspired by the true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bobby Cannavale
· Christopher McDonald
· Henry Hunter Hall
· Isabel Gravitt
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Joe Mantello
· Luke David Blumm
· Margo Martindale
· Mia Farrow
· Michael Nouri
· Naomi Watts
· Noma Dumezweni
· Richard Kind
· Terry Kinney

CREW INFORMATION:
· Ariel Schulman as EP
· Bryan Unkeless as EP
· Eric Newman as EP
· Henry Joost as EP
· Ian Brennan as CRTR/EP
· Ryan Murphy as CRTR/EP
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Whoa. I’ll take that over Halloween Ends. Nice cast, looked really spooky. Can’t wait.
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Has anyone watched this? I was quite disappointed with the ending. I know it's loosely based off of a true story, but it felt like very lazy writing to make nearly everyone look like a suspect at one point or another and then have an ending like that. They didn't have to go through the trouble to tie anything together at the end. There's not much need to go back and watch episodes again to try and catch clues you may have missed because there is not big revelation when all is said and done.
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Re: Netflix "The Watcher" limited series

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Has anyone watched this? I was quite disappointed with the ending. I know it's loosely based off of a true story, but it felt like very lazy writing to make nearly everyone look like a suspect at one point or another and then have an ending like that. They didn't have to go through the trouble to tie anything together at the end. There's not much need to go back and watch episodes again to try and catch clues you may have missed because there is not big revelation when all is said and done.
Like all of Murphy shows, they start out real good and just get dumb towards the end.

I watched all 7 and it follows the pattern. Wasn’t terrible, but this should have been 5 episodes
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

I've watched the first episode and I like the vibe and the cast. I guess if I don't expect too much I don't be disappointed.
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Re: Netflix "The Watcher" limited series

Originally Posted by movieguru
Has anyone watched this? I was quite disappointed with the ending. I know it's loosely based off of a true story, but it felt like very lazy writing to make nearly everyone look like a suspect at one point or another and then have an ending like that. They didn't have to go through the trouble to tie anything together at the end. There's not much need to go back and watch episodes again to try and catch clues you may have missed because there is not big revelation when all is said and done.
Saw a YouTube video comparing the series with the true story.
Spoiler:
the true story was mirrored in the series. Both had the same ending.


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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

I was pretty invested for the first 3-4 episodes, then it got kinda boring and repetitive until a just downright bad ending.
Par for the course for Murphy I guess
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Annoyed at myself for watching this
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Renewed:
https://deadline.com/2022/11/netflix...-2-1235165592/
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Originally Posted by dex14
This is super loosely based on an actual story so what can they do for season 2? Is this gonna be like the Amityville films and by season 5 we’re in space?
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

It was pretty good, I didn't expect much of an ending so I couldn't be disappointed.
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Great cast, fun twists. But that last episode: that thing shit the bed. The finale made me feel like I had wasted my time getting to that point.
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

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I wonder why they renewed it considering all the negative responses from nearly everyone that watched it. It may have had a lot of viewings for the first series, but who's going to want to come back? I don't think anyone will expect a different ending for season two than we got for season one, and not many are going to want to invest the time if they're not getting some sort of resolution by the season's end.
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Originally Posted by Gizmo
This is super loosely based on an actual story so what can they do for season 2? Is this gonna be like the Amityville films and by season 5 we’re in space?
Difference is, many events in The Watcher actually happened. The Amityville Horror was a straight-up hoax.
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Re: The Watcher (Netflix) S: Naomi Watts, Cannavale, C: Ryan Murphy - premieres 10/13/22

Despite the "real" letters that were sent, a lot of the interactions in the show were a little over the top. Were there really people even hinting at child abuse? Was a secret tunnel really found and a chase? It just got to be silly and without any payoff for a show that wasn't originally going to be renewed.

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