Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Phillipa Soo, Chris Chalk, Amy Brenneman, Jamie Bell, and Christopher Denham
Creator: Silka Luisa
Although boasting solid performances, an interesting serial killer hook (at least early on), and the right atmosphere for this kind of show, Shining Girls eventually buckles under the weight of its supernatural elements. It’s not that those aspects are silly (I mean, they are definitely silly, but you roll with it for the most part), but more so that the writers do a piss poor job of explaining the how and why of it all. It’s hard to talk about without getting spoilery, but the constant reality shifts minus those explanations make for a mostly confusing, nonsensical, and frustrating narrative. Perhaps the book is better.