“Shining Girls” Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

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“Shining Girls” is directed and starred by Elisabeth Moss. The atmosphere of the whole show is gloomy and chaotic, and it has nothing to do with “Shining”. This is not a youth film, but a real suspense thriller science fiction film.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Judging from the three episodes that have been broadcast, the suspenseful atmosphere is full of suspense, the plot is brain-burning, and it is very attractive.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

“Shining Girls” currently has an IMDB score of 7.3, Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh and 93% score .

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

It may be influenced by the title, so the number of viewers of this show is not too much.

But judging from the potential revealed by the episodes that have been broadcast, this drama will definitely become a good drama as long as the logic is correct.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

The protagonist of the story is Kirby, played by Elisabeth Moss. Her life is in chaos. When she wakes up in the morning, her pet is a cat named Glendale, and when she comes home from get off work at night, Glendale becomes a dog.

After a trip from the office, the work station was no longer in the original position when she came back. The colleague sitting at her work station said that she had been working here all the time.

Even more exaggerated, when she came home one day, she found that the key could not open the door, and later found that her house had changed from the second floor to the third floor.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

When she opened the door, what she saw was not her mother who had been living with her, but a male colleague whom Kirby had already married.

This didn’t just happen, it was a violent attack she suffered many years ago.

In this attack, her abdomen was slit by the murderer with a knife. The severe trauma not only hurt her body, but also tortured her spirit, and the murderer escaped.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Since the wounds on her body healed, she began to fall into this “trance” state.

In order to adapt to this kind of life, she carries a notebook with her to record her basic situation, so as to prevent herself from not knowing what kind of life she is in after each “trance”.

It looks like Kirby’s mental issues, but based on what’s revealed in the episode, her life has really changed.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Everyone can understand the difficulty of this kind of life, so Kirby is planning to move from Chicago to Orlando to live, hoping that a new environment will make him feel better.

But at this moment, the police found a female corpse from the sewer. The wound on the female corpse looked the same as Kirby, so the police asked Kirby to identify the suspect.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Kirby hadn’t seen the murderer’s face, only had an impression of the murderer’s voice, so there was nothing she could do.

But this incident has inspired Kirby’s determination to find the murderer.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Taking advantage of her work in the newspaper, she peeked at the notes of her colleague Dan, who was following up on the case of the “female corpse in the sewer”, and went to the door alone to find the suspect.

The truth is not as Kirby hoped, the voice of the suspect identified by the police is not the same as the murderer who hurt Kirby.

After she came out of the “suspect”‘s house, she was arrested by Dan again, so she confessed part of her situation to Dan.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Dan wants a good report, Kirby wants to find the murderer, the two hit it off and decide to investigate the case together.

As the investigation deepens, more and more victims surface, and more and more mysteries follow.

By reviewing police records, the duo found that victims of similar killings date back to 1972, and that the serial killer has continued to commit crimes since then, continuing until the point in time of the episode’s story.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

In 1992, Kirby was the only survivor of the series of homicides.

All the victims were young women with cross-shaped incisions on their abdomens. After cutting the victims, the murderer placed an object in each victim’s body, which seemed to be a murder habit of the murderer.

But while investigating these items, Kirby discovered something incredible: the locker key left in the victim’s body in 1972 turned out to be from 1992!

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

This is a story about a serial killer with the ability to “traverse time and space”, which has been very clearly expressed in the series.

For example, when the murderer interacted with the victim, he described the “marriage-doll-style” Polaroid photos and his prediction of “the coin jar fell down”, as well as the pictures he gave in the nearly 30 years from 1964 to 1992. His appearance shows that he can travel through time.

As long as it is clear that the murderer is a “time traveler”, then Kirby’s “trance” is well explained.

As mentioned above, there are always inexplicable changes around Kirby, which look like she is constantly traveling through the “multiverse”, but it is not.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Because of the murder, Kirby has a connection with the murderer, and this connection makes each time the murderer travels through time and changes “history” will have a certain impact on Kirby.

These effects vary, and may just change her pet or work station, but they may also directly change her from never-married to married.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Therefore, what Kirby encounters is not “passive travel through the multiverse”, but changes caused by the time line being modified.

Although “Shining Girls” is a suspense drama, it is not the type of “who is the murderer”. The real murderer of the case has already appeared in front of the audience from the very beginning. The interesting thing about this show is that “the time of confusion” Wire”.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

The most impressive is the planetarium narrator, the victim. The sequence of appearances in the episode is: the murderer approached her, she was killed, and Kirby found her and found that the locker key that appeared in 1972 was hers.

This is impossible according to normal logic, a person cannot die and come back to life.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

But when the killer has the ability to “time travel”, this matter has a certain logical basis: because Kirby found her, she was targeted by the murderer, then the murderer approached her, and then she was killed, and then her body The key was put on the first victim in 1972 by the murderer, and the key guided Kirby to her again, a complete cycle.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

The murderer’s sense of time is chaotic

A person with the ability to travel through time has a different timeline from that of ordinary people. Even if everyone is at the same point in time, what happened a day ago is the past for ordinary people, but for a time traveler, one day The past is both the past and the future.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

This kind of chaotic timeline will make the plot trend completely different from traditional suspense dramas. At the same time, the murderer’s involvement in the investigator’s life will keep the audience’s emotions in a constant state of tension. In addition, the constantly changing reality will also give the protagonist’s investigation. The process has caused great obstacles. It can be said that this drama can already be classified as a “excellent work”.

"The Shining Girls" Rotten Tomatoes is 86% fresh, this suspenseful new drama is brain-burning and exciting

Of course, the American drama “Shining Girls” has only aired 3/8 now, and no one can tell if there will be any logic problems later. After all, this kind of “timeline” drama can easily collapse because of the basic logic, but At least the three episodes that have been broadcast are still very good. If you are interested in suspenseful episodes, you can watch them.

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