ISSUE 1: Review: Only Murders in the Building

ISSUE 1: Review: Only Murders in the Building

Jenna Falkowski, Staff Writer

Only Murders in the Building is a new show that is a Hulu original. It features Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short. I love this show and really think everyone should give it a try!

They are three strangers who share an obsession with true crime when they end up all mixed into one. A gruesome death occurs inside their apartment building. They suspect there is more to the death and is actually a murder. They have trouble trusting each other and have went through some hardships. However they soon realize the killer could be living amongst them and they hurry to decipher the case before it is too late.

There are a total of 10 episodes and the first episode released just this past August. Currently there is a rating of 8.3/10 and I would agree with that rating.

I just finished watching episode 8 and this show definitely keeps me on the edge of my seat. Charles (Steve Martin) is a very corny and witty character, he previously had his own podcast that dealt with murders, and then Oliver (Martin Short) plus Mabel (Selena Gomez) go on to make their own podcast about the murder in their apartment building. Even now with the last two final episodes of the season are coming they still have not found out who the culprit was, despite how CLOSE they were. I love shows like this and like Criminal Minds. This show takes you through each step, just as they are finding clues and information you are right along there with them. It is kind of like a game of clue.

Although, Selena Gomez has not acted in awhile she does amazing in her role. There is an age gap between her and the other actors, but together they are amazing. Charles can’t really relate to others because he is afraid of losing them. While Oliver is creative and will do anything to pursue his dreams. Then you have Mabel who is very meticulous and relentless. They are all very different, yet they balance each other in the most insightful way.

However, I would not give it a full 10 stars just because I have not finished the show yet. I can not be sure of how I feel until I see how it all plays out and who the murderer is. The episodes keep ending with an interesting twist and cliffhanger that keeps you wanting to keep watching the show. Another aspect is there is hints of comedy. I do recommend watching it!