Just watch one episode, I said. It’s only 30 minutes, I said. And then an hour and a half later I had binged the first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building. A tale as old as time, hey?
Only Murders in the Building is the new ‘true crime’ comedy doing the rounds at the moment. The highly-anticipated series premiered its first three episodes on Disney+ on Tuesday night, after a slate of good reviews hit the internet. That’s how I heard about it, as well as the fact that it has the iconique Selena Gomez and beloved frequent collaborators Steve Martin and Martin Short in it. It’s an unlikely casting, but hey – it works.
Suffice to say, I’m now obsessed.
Mabel (Gomez), Charles (Martin), and Oliver (Short) are three very different strangers who share a love for true crime podcasts. After being evacuated from their chic New York City apartment building, the trio suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a mystery of their own. Someone in their building has died and while the death has been ruled as a suicide, the trio think otherwise.
Dun, dun, DUN.
So Mabel, Charles, and Oliver decide to link up and solve the mystery, creating a true crime podcast of their own along the way.
Maybe it’s because the series is set in a world seemingly untouched by the virus, or maybe it’s because I just can’t resist a dazzling New York City apartment full of colourful, quirky characters – whatever the reason, I found this show so comforting. I curled up on the couch and absolutely tore through it, and now it’s given me something to look forward to every week. And right now, having that means a lot more than it usually does.
Not to mention, it’s a bloody whodunnit! And I loooove whodunnits. They’re just so much fun.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 31, 2021
I don’t know what else to say about the show without spoiling it and I don’t want to do that! So I’ll just say that the first three episodes fly by. They swiftly envelop you in the mystery, taking you on a journey that – bit by bit – strips away the layers of each character. Again, I’m hooked, and I simply must know more.
Give it a go if you need some escapism from *gestures* all of this.
The first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building is streaming now on Disney+, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday.