RICH REVIEWS: Sacred Lies
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Sacred Lies is a 10-episode, drama based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. The series is about a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader.
Produced by Blumhouse Television, executive producer and showrunner Raelle Tucker (True Blood, The Returned, Jessica Jones) developed the series based on Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Scott Winant (True Blood, Good Girls Revolt, Californication) is executive producer and directs four episodes. Also, serving as executive producers on behalf of Blumhouse Television are Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman, and Jeremy Gold.
Cast includes Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Before I Fall, Men, Women & Children) as Minnow Bly, Kevin Carroll (Being John Malkovich, The Object of My Affection) as Dr. Wilson, Kiana Madeira (Taken, Dark Matter) as Angel, Ryan Robbins (iRobot, Sanctuary) as Samuel Bly(Minnow’s Father) and Toby Huss (King of the Hill, Halt and Catch Fire) as The Prophet
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Elena Kampouris … Minnow Bly
Kevin Carroll … Dr. Wilson
Chanelle Peloso … Rose
Leah Gibson … Vivienne
Kiana Madeira … Angel
Yael Yurman … Aviva
Curtis Caravaggio … Trevor
Sean Owen Roberts … Heath
Kristie Sita … Amputee Consultant
Daniel Diemer … Cole
Patti Kim … Sheriff Yolanda Harjo
Zamani Wilder … Rashida
Jennifer Tong … Tracy
Nicole Ferguson … Juvie Girl
Chapter Seven: Phantom Pain
Run Time: 30 min, 30 sec
Rating: out of 5 stars
Comments: Minnow is a beautiful girl in this show we are shown flashbacks of her time in a cult. Now she is in a detention facility. The flashbacks do show a frightening time for her. Minnow in the present is having trouble dealing with her pain. She has no hands and is feeling a phantom pain as is normal for people that have lost limbs.
You can tell right away from how Minnow acts that she has a tortured soul. Yet she can still enjoy the simple things in life.
There are several comic book references throughout this episode.
This episode does get so intense with Minnow, her dad, and the Prophet.
Chapter Eight: Wedding Day
Run Time: 30 min, 52 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Minnow has a friend in Juvie. They do have a nice relationship.
Minnow though loses her cool and has one emotional fit when she finds out she was lied to. The actress playing Minnow certainly does deliver a performance that will leave you awed.
Dr. Wilson does care about Minnow. He wants only the best for her. He is a good man.
The characters in this series as you watch them you will easily see why you are becoming addicted to this show. The acting is truly amazing. The characters they portray are brought to life.
This is a tragic tale yet Minnow survived and still does. You will end up caring about her and wanting to watch this series in the hope that you get to see any happiness that she can have cause she does deserve it. After all, she has gone through and still is going through. The poor girl you will feel for her.