Initial Impressions: ‘One Of Us Is Lying’

I’m the worst at keeping up with watching TV series. I watch when I feel like it to sometimes it takes me months (or longer) to finish a season. It might be a while before I finish OOUIL so I thought I would share my thoughts on the first episode.

One of Us Is Lying

Watch on Peacock

Rated: TV-MA


Mystery surrounds Bayview High when five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive, leaving one dead just as he was about to reveal life-changing secrets.

-First off, I hate the visual aesthetics of the show. It reminds me of (the very little I’ve seen of) Riverdale. It’s like a very over edited Instagram photo.

-I’m eternally frustrated with media’s choice of going over the top and forcing Mature ratings on adaptions. The book is a young adult book for teenagers. Can we please keep it at a TV-14 rating? Common Sense Media recommends it for 14+.

[Yes, there are some parents/caregivers that don’t care what kids watch. There are those that still enforce ratings though. Adults, if you’re really needing ~mature~ things in TV, go watch almost everything else on TV.]

-Everyone seems so old and mature. Nothing seems high school like. Has high school changed so much in the last ~15 years since I’ve been in high school? Or are California’s schools a lot swankier?

-It’s off to an intriguing start. I don’t know if I was new to the story if I’d want to continue though.

What are your thoughts on the FIRST episode?

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4 thoughts on “Initial Impressions: ‘One Of Us Is Lying’

  1. I haven’t even watched it! It didn’t feel like a show that would really grab my attention, especially after rating the book a 3/5. With shows like Wheel Of Time on and The Witcher coming up, I’ve been saving my time for those instead.


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