“Exploring love and the weird things we do in the name of it, encased in an elaborate true-crime conspiracy.”
Directors: Ariel Kleiman, Rania Attieh, Ben Sinclair
Writer: Sam Esmail, Andy Siara, Mara Vargas Jackson
Staring: Amber Rivera, Skyler Gisondo, Nick Offerman, William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti
Release Date: July 28, 2022
This trailer grabbed my hand, took me around the corner, and gave my a big fat kiss on the lips. Was not expecting what I saw, and now I may be roped into watching the new Peacock original The Resort.
First off, and least surprising, I am buying all of the Cristin Milioti stock. She burst onto the scene with Palm Springs (2020) and this is the first project of hers that I will be tuning into since then.
Second off, The Resort has Sam Esmail attached. He was part of the ultra-successful Mr. Robot, the show Briarpatch that thoroughly enjoyed and he is executive producing a new Battlestar Galactica show. Whatever he attaches his name to, it usually ends up at least with a watchable rating.
Third off, holy hell what a trailer! This is a perfect blend of dipping the audience into the shallow end and then dunking us down and forcing us to reckon with what is to come.
The little things that I love about The Resort trailer. At the 25 second mark we get Noah (William Jackson Harper) running, but avoiding the water. I think this is a little clue to the audience that he doesn’t like to splash into things. He looks to avoid the ripples of something unexpected if possible. Sage to say his mindset will have to change.
I love how this married couple of Emma (Cristin Milioti) and Noah don’t have kids. A different spin on a classic marriage get away. Also will loop in somehow to Emma getting invested in someone else’s kids. Dead kids at that fact.
One last little thing. When Emma said “that what is the fucking point” at the end of the trailer, I exhaled. The makers of this show are not going to try and cater to everyone and make it a “family” thing. Take a stance, take the mature rating road and ride it all the way.
Here the one thing I can confidently say. I think that The Resort is going to be a hell of a lot better then the incredibly disappointing The Lost Symbol. I finished that show out of pure completionism mentality and debt to Dan Brown for his great books, but the show itself was not good. The Resort seems to have a very unique vibe that tackles me niches, so check me in when it premieres on July 28.
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