The show’s graphics have a throwback whodunnit feel. Montage scenes, FTW. The Flight Attendant relies on a split screen feature, modernized but also reminiscent of old-school spy films, to speed the show’s timeline along and it works. It doesn’t matter if Cassie’s exiting the scene of the crime incognito in sunglasses and a Grace Kelly scarf or sleuthing out a clue with the suspected murderer on her heels, it bolsters the suspense in this series in a way that’s so engaging and cinematic, it makes me wonder why more shows don’t lean on this trope.
‘Big Bang’ who? Kaley Cuoco has total Jennifer Aniston vibes to me. Sure, Kaley Cuoco has always been on my radar. (Come on, even if you didn’t regularly watch The Big Bang Theory, reruns are on all. the. time.) But that was an ensemble comedy whereas The Flight Attendant is pretty much all her show and she owns it. (That said, shout-out to the rest of the cast that includes mega-names Rosie Perez, T.R. Knight and Zosia Mamet, who are all terrific in their own right.) Also, maybe it’s the layered hair (lengthier than Jen’s signature “Rachel” hairdo) or her edgy comedic timing (it’s more Jen circa Horrible Bosses than Friends), but I see similarities between the two.
Finally, more jet-setting content, please. Anyone else fantasizing about where they’ll fly to first post-pandemic? Even if Cassie’s trans-Atlantic flights are stressful, there’s something about a show that spends a good amount of time on planes and in hotels that has me salivating for the days when I can go somewhere exotic again. (Murder plot aside, of course.)
The *only* hiccup. HBO Max releases content in batches, so you have to wait Thursday to Thursday for episodes to come out. But, if you ask me, that only adds to the suspense.