Eye Candy| Review

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Based on R.L. Stine’s eponymous best-selling novel, Eye Candy stars Victoria Justice, Harvey Guillen, Casey Jon Deidrick, Kiersey Clemons, John Garet Stoker, Marcus Callender & Ryan Cooper.

Premise: Lindy is a 21-year-old hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can’t. Persuaded by her roommate to try online dating, Lindy begins to suspect that one of her suitors is a deadly cyber stalker. When the local cyber-crimes unit uncovers a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to this mysterious stalker. Teaming up with the cyber unit and some hacker friends, Lindy leads the charge to solve these murders while unleashing her own style of “justice” on the streets of New York City.

Review: I first said it on my pilot review Eye Candy has great potential, the premise and prologue were really good but the show kind of sucked.  The pilot was one of the worst I’ve seen this year. The mediocre writing, and acting was painful to watch but I persevered because there was room for improvement. By episode 2 my hope stayed intact even though the show suffered the same problems. The amateur writing and the cheesy teenage aspect of 20 something characters -_-“, but the show got a little more interesting. That’s when the mystery really kicked in and they introduced a possible suspect – the one taking pictures in the precinct. It peaked my interest…let’s not exaggerate, it got me interested because I never suspected him. It never really changed my idea of who the killer was and turns out I was right. 

Regardless, Eye Candy slowly but surely improved, but just a little bit. They tried to get us wondering who the killer is and as far as I’m concerned, it didn’t work. They gave too many characters suspicious scenes or comments in the hopes of throw us off the trailer but it was so poorly done that it was a bit annoying. The show is kind of a guilty pleasure show. It’s kind of bad but has enough mystery and drama to keep you coming back. It’s a good pallet cleanser show before watching a really good show.

On a side note, the amateur writing gives me hope though, because if these writers can write for a TV Show so can I. Anyway if you’ve seen the show what did you think of the first and maybe the only season?

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