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Screener Squad: The Watcher

The Watcher Series Review


Ready or not, here comes a thirsty, horny, cheeky, scandalous bit of gossip driven thriller from the minds of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. Teaming up with Netflix once again, The Watcher is the true story of Nora and Dean Brannock (Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale) who busted the bank to broker the real estate deal of a lifetime. The move has taken them out to the suburbs with their son and daughter into a home coveted by the whole neighbourhood. Their neighbours are getting in line to let the family know how special the historical home and how maybe their family doesn’t deserve it. To make things worst the Barretts are also receiving threatening letters signed “The Watcher” but the police are writing it off as a mean spirited prank. With the help of detective Birch (Noma Dumezweni) the Brannocks will have to sort fact from fiction and wade through rumours and gossip from the house’s past and their own in order to solve the secrets of The Watcher. Bradly, Frank, and Kim wonder what witchcraft Ryan Murphy has wrought to get such a huge ensemble including Mia Farrow, Jennifer Coolidge, Margo Martindale, and Richard Kind into this 7 episode miniseries.


CREATED BY: Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan

STARRING: Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Isabel Gravitt, Luke David Blumm, Jennifer Coolidge, Margo Martindale, Richard Kind, Mia Farrow, Terry Kinney, Christopher McDonald, Noma Dumezweni, Joe Mantello, Henry Hunter Hall, Michael Nouri, Danny Garcia, Seth Gabel, Susan Merson, Seth Barrish, Michael Devine, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Matthew Del Negro, Jeffrey Brooks, Patricia Black, Kate Skinner, Anthony Bowden, Pamela Dunlap, Brittany Bradford, Jeff Hiller




Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.



Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.



Kimberly Brown (Highly Suspect Reviews)

Kimberly wants to live in a world filled with blue telephone boxes, speedsters, and ice dragons but through an ironic twist of fate, she’s stuck in this reality where these wondrous things only exist on page or film. Kim’s perpetual desire to consume sci-fi and fantasy media as a teen led her to the study of illustration/design at university to better understand its creation. Currently an Austin transplant, when she’s not wearing her critic hat you can find her pretending to like hiking, fielding questions about her hair or maybe even enjoying a local brew at the nearest dive bar.



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