One Of Us Is Lying - new teen drama on Peacock
Omg this is sooooooo good so far. They’re only 3 episodes in so far and it’s terrific. A lot of fun but dark.
“A brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and a "basket case" walk into detention - but only the first four make it out alive.”
The show is trying to figure out who killed Simon by poisoning him.
Give it a watch. It’s weekly on Peacock.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 8, 2021 1:16 PM
The audiobook is fantastic. Each character has his or her own voice narrator.
I hope the show sticks with the original ending. For example the TV show adaption of Finding Jacob changes the ending of the novel and it sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 10, 2021 1:24 AM
Ups, sorry. the other show is called Defending Jacob (not Finding Jacob).
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 10, 2021 1:25 AM
The Defending Jacob ending did suck
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 10, 2021 1:28 AM
Anyways, check it out. It’s actually good.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 10, 2021 1:33 AM
So it’s the Breakfast Club meets what…
How is this good????
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 10, 2021 1:50 AM
R5 meets a murder mystery.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 10, 2021 1:53 AM
Hollywood isn’t even trying anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 10, 2021 1:55 AM
This is based off a book r7.
I wonder if they do a second season if they will base it off the books sequel or do their own thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 10, 2021 1:55 AM
I have a Peacock original:
Joel hooks up with black trans prostitute who came to his house first instead of Lana.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 10, 2021 1:57 AM
The closeted baseball jock is cute. Too bad they’ve paired him with a fug.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 11, 2021 9:56 PM
[quote] One Of Us Is Lying
In her lonely bed
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 11, 2021 10:00 PM
OP, why are you watching a teen drama? Is adult media too challenging?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 11, 2021 10:27 PM
Even murder can't make yet another Breakfast Club remake interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 12, 2021 12:55 AM
There is only one scene in detention. The show is not Breakfast Club.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 12, 2021 1:00 AM
Not to be outdone, Netflix is prepping a dark St. Elmo's Fire meets I Know What You Did Last Summer with Lori Loughlin as a college admissions director who ends up dead after 7 seniors find out they're not graduating just days before commencement.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 12, 2021 1:07 AM
Binged it up to ep 6. The murder mystery plot is okay, but they really cast some low rent unknown actors in this one and not all of them are up to the task. The only interest to DL is probably that Nate the drug dealer gets shirtless every once in a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 15, 2021 9:44 PM
How many of these teen shows cast well known? Riverdale, 13 Reasons Why etc. didn’t cast known young actors. They became known after the shows took off r19
Stupid thing to criticize it on.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 15, 2021 10:21 PM
R20 Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why had actors like Cole Sprouse, Dylan Minnette, Miles Heizer who already gained some name recognition from other gigs. This show has Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Chibuikem Uche and Annalisa Cochrane as the four leads... names that no one would recognize. The bigger problem is that they aren't very good actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 16, 2021 2:11 AM
I Know What You Did Last Summer is another new one built with only unknowns.
Lmaoooooo you think people knew them as household names before those shows? The Sprouse kid maybe, but that’s it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 16, 2021 2:14 AM
I just started watching and I love it. It's fun mindless teen show candy. I'm surprised that you guys are more excited by the gay story.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 16, 2021 2:16 AM
Very early on, Chase Stokes from Netflix's Outer Banks was cast as one of the leads (I presume the drug dealing guy played by Cooper van Grootel). But Outer Banks became such a big hit and One of US Is Lying was still in its early stages, plus the pandemic fucked with filming schedules. Guess he bailed.
Barrett Carnahan (Jake) was in Cruel Summer as the hot older brother of the girl who was accused of not helping the kidnapped girl. And some minor role in Cobra Kai.
Mark McKenna (Simon, the murder victim) was in Sing Street, Overlord and the lead in a show on Amazon Prime (previously RedTube?) called Wayne.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 16, 2021 5:21 AM
The last two episodes are actually pretty good and pays off with the revelation for the murder mystery.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 22, 2021 10:45 AM
R26 I’m watching episode 6 and I’m loving it. It’s a lot of fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 22, 2021 9:50 PM
They really could have cast someone better for the blonde beauty. This chick isn’t even cute, yet I’m supposed to believe she’s this top HBIC beautiful babe.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 22, 2021 10:25 PM
R28 She looked better with long hair in the beginning. But in the end, she's only supposed to be high school beautiful/desirable... which doesn't amount to much in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 22, 2021 10:30 PM
R29 she’s not even that though. The girl she’s beefing with at the dance is actually attractive, but this chick was the desired chick? Please.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 22, 2021 10:32 PM
R30 She was desirable because she was submissive to Jake, her jock bf.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 22, 2021 10:39 PM
R32 In the final two episodes, he did come off as tragic hot psycho bf. Both Barrett Carnahan (Jake) and Mark McKenna (Simon) gave (better than I expected) nuanced performances in those episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 22, 2021 11:12 PM
R33 He wasn't black in the book...
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 22, 2021 11:13 PM
There's a bit of latent homoeroticism to the Jake/Simon relationship. Jake "dumped" Simon as he turned into a macho jock poser, while Simon still had a soft spot for the "old" Jake or else he would not have fallen into Jake's manipulative trap.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 22, 2021 11:32 PM
R37 ummm that’s not gay. That’s Simon feeling he was ditched by his bestie the minute his bestie became popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 22, 2021 11:39 PM
R38 But then why put his life in the hand of the person who betrayed him? Is "I dare you" their safe word?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 22, 2021 11:46 PM
Because Simon wants to fit in with the popular jock who was his former bestie
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 23, 2021 12:05 AM
R40 Simon is anti-establishment loner who definitely doesn't want to fit in. He wants his old Jake back all to himself even just for this one last prank. He gambled his life on it and lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 23, 2021 2:27 AM
Did anyone watch the season finale? Very good.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 24, 2021 3:57 PM
R42 yes. It was very good
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 24, 2021 4:28 PM
I just watched the first episode, and the only thing that sticks in my mind is - Simon’s not dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 8, 2021 12:52 PM
Spoiler from the show and from the book.
Just binge watched the season and overall I like it. However I listened to the audiobook first, and I must admit I am a bit disappointed. In the book, the outing of Connor is a much bigger issue. And in the book he isn't honest with his beard from the start. It all unravels (coming clean with his beard and her being hurt and angry about it) when the original blog post about his secret gets posted. There's also a big moment with the grandmother, we see in the first episode of the show but never again, who shows her support for her grandson (she apparently knew all along that he's gay). Also in the book, Simon does commit suicide to frame the gang and explains it as his idea of an epic "school shooting" people will remember him for (it also explains that he admits to a suicide in a post that is supposed to go online one year after his death). The show also expands Simon's female BFF character, who - in the book - is just a basic fangirl doing whatever Simon told her to do.
Despite the changes, I really like what the show did with the source material. And it came up with a nice murder plot, giving Jake (Barrett Carnahan) and Simon (Mark McKenna) some good scenes together.
I think Simon just wanted his old friend back (going along with the dare like they were childhood friends again) who abandoned him for becoming a jock, a group which - when still young - both made fun of. He didn't realize how much of a sociopath Jake has become (even after he physically attacked him to find out about what Simon and Addy talked about). In the last episode there is this little moment when Jake puts Simon's own EpiPen in his backpack where I got the sense Jake wanted to call the whole thing off, but when Simon called him dumbass he changed his mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 8, 2021 1:16 PM