It’s been a few weeks since I previewed Private Eyesâ€”a couple of curve balls in real-life coupled with a preemption last Sunday thanks to Canada Dayâ€”but I’m back on the case (see what I did there) with this Sunday’s new instalment.
Here’s what Global has released as the official synopsis for “The Hills Have Eyes,” written by Derek Schreyer and directed by Anne Wheeler:
Hired by a precocious young boy convinced his missing neighbour was murdered, thanks to suspicious footage from his new drone, Shade and Angie are forced to go undercover and play house in hopes of separating the truth from the gossip.
And, as always, a few further notes from me after watching a screener:
A great mystery
Kudos to Derek SchreyerÂ for penning a great script. From the moment 12-year-old Tyler used a unique way of hiring Angie and Shade, I was all in. Actor Anton Gillis-Adelman has a great chemistry with his older co-stars. Speaking of the adults, a stakeout provides the backdrop for Shade and Angie’s heart-to-heart on who could live in suburbia. And a backyard picnic makes for some hilariousâ€”and super-awkwardâ€”conversation.
And great visuals
A hearty bow to director Anne Wheeler, who captures some truly memorable and unique shots never seen on Private Eyes before.
There’s a new menu at the diner
And it’s making me hungry. Also? We get some tasty backstory regarding Shona’s personal life thanks to some detective work by Don.
Private Eyes airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Global.
Images courtesy of Corus Entertainment.