HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant first season has come to an end and what an unexpected surprise hit it was! Actress Kaley Cuoco shined the role of Cassie Bowden, an alcoholic flight attendant who sleeps with the wrong guy. A chain of unfortunate events lead to her being swept up in a murder case that she may or may not have committed.
The series is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian. The show is a dark comedy that plays to Cuoco’s strengths. However, certain episodes allow Cuoco to really show her acting ability. Especially when her character has traumatic flashbacks to her childhood which led to her becoming a raging alcoholic.
Michiel Huisman who many might remember from Game of Thrones and The Haunting of Hill House plays the murdered one night stand, Alex Sokolov. Cassie’s discussions with him in her head throughout the series lead to some very funny and heartbreaking moments.
The way the series is shot is almost like the show 24. We see every aspect of a scene as it is split into two to four panels of action. For some this can be annoying but the way it’s done in a very artsy manner that you will wish other shows would do once you are done with this season.
Without giving too many spoilers away, the series is a very smartly written and well paced thriller full of twists and turns you will not see coming. Cuoco should be nominated for an Emmy for her acting and the range she displays in this show.
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