Pieces of Her: Season One
March 8, 2022 6:01 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A woman pieces together her mother's dark past after a violent attack in their small town brings hidden threats and deadly secrets to light. Stars Bella Heathcote and Toni Collette.

A Netflix original.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is essentially A History of Violence as a TV show for the The Woman in the Window/The Girl on the Train thriller crowd. This is a kind of middlebrow television we can hang with in this house.


Using Australia as a stand-in for coastal Georgia (because: COVID) somehow leaves it looking more like Louisiana, but they get away with it pretty well.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:03 AM on March 8, 2022 [2 favorites]

Didn't see the Patty Hearst parallel coming. Trying to figure out if I am more or less interested now...
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:05 PM on March 8, 2022

I kept thinking I had the plot/vibe of this one and it kept changing. In the end, it was not even the comfort food tv I had hoped it would be. Rather than spending a bunch of time analyzing a bad show, let me just rate the individual episodes and let that be my review:

Episodes 1 & 2: B-
Episodes 3 & 4: C
Episodes 5 & 6: D-
Episodes 7 & 8: D+
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:28 AM on March 12, 2022 [1 favorite]

I wanted to like this. It seemed like something I would like. Andy is just terrible. I could not get over the fact that she was supposed to be 30 yrs old. It might have been more believable if the character was a teenager. I got to episode 4 and wont be finishing. Too annoying.
posted by mokeydraws at 8:09 PM on March 14, 2022

Yeah, we are casually enjoying this as well. Two things that conceptually bother me: 1) the mother has got to, at some point near the very beginning, tell the daughter something along the lines of "I am on the run from XYZ because of XYZ and this is life or death, so please do exactly as I say" and 2) even failing that, as soon as the daughter finds the cache of cash (as a former bank teller, that is A LOT of cash, since each of those ~1" stack of hundreds is $100,000) and IDs she's got to think "Oh crap, this is a big effing deal, I should be smart and not do things like, say, go to a second location with a stranger I meet in a dive bar".
posted by Rock Steady at 8:19 AM on March 16, 2022 [2 favorites]

We got to the midpoint of episode three and bailed. The plot is sooo contrived, and we really could not drum up any interest in the 'mystery'. And we have no sympathy for either of the main characters, Toni Collete notwithstanding.
posted by signal at 4:31 PM on March 23, 2022

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