TV show review – In the Dark 

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

There have been two seasons of “In the Dark” so far, and the end scene of season two made me think that there will be season three. I would say the genre of the show is comedy and crime. I will even throw romance in there because there are several love stories in the show, but comedy and crime are the main focuses. 

I always find it interesting when movies or TV shows set up challenges in the beginning.  

In the movie Disturbia,” the main character is not allowed to leave his house. In the movie “Train to Busan,” the main characters are stuck in a train. The viewers know that those obstacles will limit the main characters in some way, but we hope that the characters find a way to survive.  

Similar to two movies, “In the Dark” sets up its main character Murphy as a blind woman.  

The story started as Murphy tried to find the murderer of her best friend, Tyson.  

The viewers know that she will face challenges from not being able to see, and we all want to know how she is going to solve this murder case. Other main characters around Murphy, friends Jess and Felix, are involved with Murphy’s attempt to find the killer. 

Murphy’s character is interesting in a way.  

She is not the typical humble and smart character that you’d see in many crime movies. She is selfish and often treats her friends like dirt. Sometimes, I feel really bad for people around Murphy because she doesn’t treat them right.  

I know she cares about her friends, which is the main reason why she wanted to find her friend’s killer. However, viewers may feel bad for her friends Jess and Felix (and others that I won’t name because that is too much of a spoiler!). 

Overall, “In the Dark” has an interesting storyline, and I will probably watch season three if it comes out. I read somewhere that this show can be more comedic version of another TV series, “Ozark.” I haven’t watched “Ozark” yet, so I will definitely try it out sometime and see the differences! 

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73% 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 75% 

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 

*The ratings are based on 10/9/2020.