Monday, October 2, 2023

Review of The Widows of Thursdays, a Mexican remake of the Argentine film in serial format

Thursday’s Widows immerses us in the seemingly idyllic life of the luxurious private community of Altos de la Cascada in Mexico, where four couples enjoy a tranquility that is abruptly interrupted when three of the spouses lie dead in a pool. This macabre incident leads to the revelation of dark secrets for the widows to investigate, and brings to light a number of issues each of them has faced over the past few weeks. The narrative begins on December 26th with two young witnesses to a strange event, and it is Mavi, a neighbor and member of the group, who tells the story.

Starring Omar Chaparro, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Irene Azuela, Juan Pablo Medina, Zuria Vega, Alfonso Bassave and Pablo Cruz Guerrero, the production is functional but not outstanding and seems similar to other Netflix productions that aim for cinematic quality through a shallow depth of field . This makes it seem more “cinematic,” but not necessarily more impressive.

The most notable thing is the characters, and this is where the series grows. The narrative takes time to develop the stories and secrets of the protagonists, creating a solid foundation upon which to build a plot full of envy, sex, money and inner misery hidden behind apparent wealth. The subplots involving the protagonists’ children and servants are also interesting and make the plot several levels more complex.

Despite some execution problems Thursday’s Widows Thanks to its good pace and a good portion of surprises and twists, it manages to keep the viewer’s interest. While it’s not perfect, it offers enough intriguing elements and well-developed characters to keep the viewer interested throughout.

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