The Flight Attendant: A Thriller Miniseries That Will Have Your Mind Spinning

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The Flight Attendant is a comedy thriller that will have your mind spinning the whole way through as you try to unravel the murder mystery.

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The Flight Attendant is a thriller comedy starring Kaley Cuoco that is based off of a book and WOW! Odds are you will be sucked in right from the very beginning. So far I have seen four episodes and my brain is spinning with theories! I keep changing my mind and the deeper I dive into this show, the more connected I get.

Kaley plays Cassie, a first class flight attendant who, after a crazy drunken night in Bangkok, wakes up next to a dead man. A man that was on her last flight. One that she was flirting with, heavily, for everyone on the flight to see. Including her coworkers.

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Her world spins out of control as to be expected, as she works to piece together the events of the night. Her subconscious takes the form of the murdered lover, Alex, and speaks to her while helping her remember key moments from their night together. 

Of course the FBI is questioning her, and they rest of the first class flight attendants. Lucky for her, her best friend is a high profile lawyer and willing to help her through this. The unlucky for her part is that she is spiraling out of control and can’t keep her mouth closed, especially during FBI investigations.

The deeper this goes, the more Cassie starts to realize that she was thrown into the middle of a very dangerous situation. The company that Alex worked for is very shady and there are some dangerous people involved. 

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Keeps You Guessing

Now I have only seen the first four episodes of the miniseries, and I believe there are going to be eight in total. From the very first episode my brain was spinning with theories and the longer the story the went on, the more I was intrigued in what the truth is. 

The way that this show leads you down a certain path and then throws a fork in the road is incredible. You don’t see it coming until it is right in from of you, and then you aren’t sure which road to take. After finishing the fourth episode I ordered the book this show is based on because I knew it had to be good. 

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Amazing Cinematography

The cinematography, scenery, and music perfectly adds to the suspense of this show. A musical score is very important in something like a thriller mystery and they really pulled it off with this one. Whenever the story needs to be sped up instead of a normal montage, we get a few scenes side by side. I absolutely love this layout and it just adds to the suspense for me.

One of my favorite parts of this show is how Cassie remembers information. We literally see her jump into her head, where Alex is there to help her piece things together and talk them out. Then she rushes back out of her head back into reality again. 

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Overall Thoughts

Having seen only the first four episodes of The Flight Attendant I can tell you that I am right in the middle of this murder mystery and I am dying to discover the ending. I cannot stop thinking about what actually happened and my brain is coming up with all sorts of options. 

If alcohol is a trigger for you though, be careful with this one. Kaley Cuoco is the standout of this incredible show as Cassie, a flight attendant who clearly has a drinking problem. It isn’t just that one black out night, seems there are many. And as she tries to unravel the missing pieces of the night when Alex was murdered, she goes further and further down the drain. 

I am desperately awaiting the final half of the miniseries as I need to know what really happened so I can stop thinking about it. Because I simply cannot stop thinking about it.

About The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Kaley Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.

The Flight Attendant comes to HBO Max on November 26th.

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