The Radio Times has shared a great review for Tom Riley's performance as Neil in new Netflix series The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window. The show will be available for bingeing this Friday 28th January 2022! Don't forget Tom Riley will be on Late Night With Seth Meyers tomorrow, where I hope we get some new photos of Tom to share. Netflix has only released a couple of stills of Tom's character in the show.
That is certainly part of the fun though and the show's stars whole-heartedly lean into it, with Tom Riley putting in a multi-faceted and hilarious performance as boy-next-door Neil, who is Prince Charming one minute and a person of interest the next. Bell, whose comedic prowess we're already aware of thanks to her roles in The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, Bad Moms and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is unsurprisingly excellent as the stereotypical leading lady Anna, however I would have liked to see more of Cameron Britton (Mindhunter, Shrill), who steals the show at times as Anna's longtime handyman Buell.
Another great review for the series has been shared by the Wall Street Journal who found the cast uniformly good.
The cast is uniformly good, and smart, Ms. Bell especially: She plays Anna dizzily deadpan, as if she were portraying the heroine in a story by Gillian Flynn or Paula Hawkins. (This one was created by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras ; Michael Lehmann is the director.) She doesn’t notice, or care about, the nutty goings-on, or that she may be falling apart. Her friends do— Mary Holland is her usual terrific self as Sloane, Anna’s art dealer, who tries to get her back on the painting track and off the pharmaceuticals and Merlot; Brenda Koo is the caustic neighbor, Carol, who always seems to be there just when Anna takes a misstep—showing up at her daughter’s old school in pajamas and robe, for instance. It’s not till the good-looking widower Neil ( Tom Riley ) moves in across the street with his daughter, Emma (the charming Samsara Leela Yett), that Anna perks up. But everyone thinks she’s simply lost her mind after she claims to have seen Neil’s girlfriend, Lisa ( Shelley Hennig ), murdered, while she was peering into Neil’s living-room window.