Shining Girls: Season 1

Shining Girls: Season 1

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Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Wagner Moura (Narcos) star in this reality-warping mystery series based on the novel by Lauren Beukes. More

Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez (Moura) to understand her ever-changing present—and confront her past.

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2022Rating: TV-MAUSAMRC, Love & Squalor Pictures, Appian Way, MacLaren Entertainment
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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Cutline

Kirby Mazrachi suspects her attacker from years earlier may be... More responsible for a recent murder, but she’s challenged by her shifting reality.

EPISODE 1.2

Evergreen

After new evidence supports Kirby’s theory, reporter Dan Velazquez weighs... More using her as a source. Kirby takes a closer look at the victim.

EPISODE 1.3

Overnight

Kirby and Dan look to the past, uncovering multiple cold... More cases with puzzling similarities. Harper takes a dangerous new interest in Dan.

EPISODE 1.4

Attribution

As pressure mounts to go to print, Dan explores possible... More connections between the murder victims. Kirby tries to make sense of a piece of evidence.

EPISODE 1.5

Screamer

Dan’s article gains traction across the city. After a harrowing... More encounter, Kirby’s grasp of reality comes into question.

EPISODE 1.6

Bright

When Harper returns home from war, he finds a new... More beginning.

EPISODE 1.7

Offset

A fresh lead sparks a breakthrough in the story. After... More Kirby drops a bombshell on Marcus, she goes to help a new friend.

EPISODE 1.8

30

As Kirby’s reality spirals, she sets her sights on finally... More tracking down Harper. Season finale.

Shining Girls: Season 1 | Reviews

Once you get past the goofier aspects of the premise, this slickly put together series has a lot to give. As a mystery-based thriller, Shining Girls strikes a great balance, each episode drip-feeding just enough new information to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Shining Girls unfolds slowly, like Zodiac on Xanax, which could be a hypnotic vibe to some, or an enervating one to others.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Elisabeth Moss doesn't miss, and that's really all you need to know.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A self-serious thriller with a muddled through-line...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Effective as a character study, less so as a thriller.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

There was simply not enough here to fill all that screen time.

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Collider

Collider

For those who enjoy a more experimental approach to storytelling, unburdened by the confines of one specific genre, Shining Girls is an exciting entry for Apple TV+.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Between the high-concept premise, some great direction... and the usual superhuman intensity from Elisabeth Moss in the lead role, the series transcends a lot of the usual clichés and pitfalls.

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Variety

Variety

There’s simply not enough story here to make for a credible eight-episode series.

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Paste

Paste

Shining Girls is a well-acted, intriguing series... But not everything in its story works, and with a high-concept drama such as this one, every misstep dims the show’s potential just a little bit more.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

If you're willing to pace yourself, and let the mysteries of Shining Girls slowly envelop you, you might be rewarded with an addictive new series. 

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Shining Girls: Season 1 | Release Details

Shining Girls: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV+.