4 June 2015

TV Review: The Whispers (Pilot Episode)

"Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them."

----John Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist

ABC presents a new eerie/horror drama that is surely going to creep you out of your sofa with it's portrayal of an imaginary friend through some kids' lives.

The Whispers created by Soo Hugh and produced by none other than, Steven Spielberg, is all about an imaginary friend disrupting the lives of some young 6-year old kids. The pilot episode opens with a little girl luring her mother to her tree house to play a game, where the lady experiences a dangerous fall from that tree house, especially from the height. And behind this whole set-up, that little girl's imaginary friend, Drill was there, since he told her to do it.

Eventually this incident attracts the attention of FBI where the child investigator, Claire Bennigan (played by Lily Rabe) involves herself into the matter and there upon she stumbles into the fact that something similar kind of incident too happened with another kid in not so distant past.

Now Claire suffers from her own personal problems. Three months ago, she lost her husband to a military plane crash, thus leaving her widowed with a deaf son (played by Kyle Harrison Breitkopf). Moreover, she has a casual relationship with Wes (played by Barry Sloane), who is a Defense Dept. operative and also has a quite older daughter who too has come across that same imaginary friend called, Drill. Although this part confused me, since Wes' daughter is really old enough to believe and play with imaginary friends, something mysterious is definitely cooking here!

There is also one weird and suspicious character (played by Milo Ventimiglia) who is lurking behind the darkness of all these mysteries happening in this town. The kids characters are really spontaneous enough to make us feel the horror and danger behind this Drill and somehow their stories sound very manipulative. Whereas, the adult characters are not that polished with their throw of dialogues to their demeanor, I mean, they failed to intrigue me in any way.

Let's hope for the best for The Whispers which looks quite promising one with lots of brain-twisting turns and events that gave momentum to the plot-building. I won't say you must watch it, but if you fancy some voodoo and hijinks kinds of drama, then go for this one, since it is surely going to chill and freeze you out with fear.

If not for the show, then do watch it for our very old, adored and charming, Aiden Mathis from Revenge. 


  1. Oohh! I haven't seen this show around at all. I'll need to check it out. It sounds like something right up my alley. :)

    Cayt @ Vicarious Caytastrophe

  2. Thanks for stopping by and hope that you like the show!


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