Saint X Episode 1-3 Review

 I went into saint x with absolutely zero knowledge of what I was getting into, it being based on a novel by Alexis Schaitkin but I was interested in watching because I am a fan of Alycia Debnam- Carey's past projects. 

Alysha plays the adult version of her character, Emily. Emily had a lot of trauma in her life and is trying to uncover the mystery of her sister’s death many years prior while on vacation with your family. 

The story unfolds slowly as it balances many story arcs and characters over many time periods. I will be honest, I was overwhelmed in the first episode due to the amount of timelines, some even jumping from different times in the same week. It took me a while to connect the dots but once I did, I was happy because episode two and three are much stronger episodes that really begin developing the characters. Having watched shows such as lost and the White Lotus, I can see alot of inspiration from those shows and I am all for it. 

There is still a lot of show to watch but the first three episodes of the season deliver a ton of mystery surrounding Emily's older sister, Alison and all of the effected people while on vacation. The writing between these different time periods is well done as to not give anything away too soon as we slowly uncover the mystery and learn more about each character. Each episode has since switched gears on who the killer could be and is constantly making me question different people which is keeping me invested to discover the truth. 

The supporting cast is really strong. I came into this show as an Alycia fan but only three episodes in, I am already a fan of West Duchovny, Jayden Elijah and Josh Bonzie. Jayden and Josh bring a very strong dynamic with their exaggerated hotel employee charm. Their characters, Edwin and Gogo started off the season strong and I fear for them for reasons I am not so sure about yet. Everyone in this show is giving me an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. 

Saint X premieres on Disney + in Canada and Hulu in the U.S on April 26th

Review by: Stefano Bove

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