“The Flight Attendant” feels like the TV equivalent to summer beach reading, in generally great ways. Kaley Cuoco stars as the globetrotting party gal of the title, who has the disastrous experience of awakening close to a dead person. What happens from that point plays like a Hitchock-ian thriller, interspersed by the comedy of a protagonist who welcomes each new development by almost hyperventilating.
Adapted from a novel by Chris Bohjalian, the restricted series presents Cuoco’s Cassandra drinking her way through different urban communities, in one of numerous montages – set to a snazzy score by Blake Neely that truly sets the state of mind – that really do a great deal of work in moving the story along.
Before sufficiently long, she’s working a flight, playing with an attractive top of the line traveler (“Game of Thrones'” Michiel Huisman) and getting along with him when they land, which, as noted, doesn’t end well.
A panicky Cassandra escapes the scene, yet she’s a long way from an expert in covering her tracks notwithstanding disclosing to herself,”You did nothing wrong.” The booze-filled murkiness starts offering approach to occasional scraps of lucidity, steadily (over the four scenes reviewed) filling in previews of what unfolded, while at the same time uncovering awkward cherished recollections she had since a long time ago covered.
Untidy as such sounds, it generally works because of Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory” star who serves as a maker (alongside author Steve Yockey and the productive Greg Berlanti), and figures out how to pass on the obscurely funny parts of Cassandra’s situation without sabotaging the spine chiller like establishment.
Those components incorporate a baffling lady and inquiries regarding what kind of exercises may have provoked the casualty’s passing. The show additionally flaunts a decent supporting cast, with Rosie Perez as Cassandra’s partner, Zosia Mamet (“Girls”) as her lawyer buddy (advantageous, given the conditions) and T.R. Knight (“Gray’s Anatomy”) as her exasperated sibling.
The essential situation has been a strong one as the years progressed, yet Hitchcock’s customary equation normally elaborate a conventional chap (think “The 39 Steps,” “North by Northwest” or “The Man Who Knew Too Much”) push into unsafe shroud and-knife conditions. The wrinkle of putting Cuoco in that job – and her character being so totally perplexed by it – gently spruces up the blend, adding entertaining difficulties like fleeing in heels.
A large portion of all, “The Flight Attendant” is careless fun, a quality regularly in too-short flexibly in the realm of premium TV. Bit by bit revealing its eight scenes more than about a month, that evaluation doesn’t really mean the show will nail the finish, yet give it kudos for a smooth departure.
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