The Devil’s Hour is a British supernatural thriller created by Tom Moran, who co-produced it with Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue. It was produced by Hartswood Films and released all six episodes on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service.
English social worker Lucy Chambers (Jessica Raine) is struggling with her distant and seemingly emotionless son Isaac (Benjamin Chivers) and her estranged husband Mike Stephens (Phil Dunster). She keeps having strange visions that seem like memories and wakes up at 3:33AM every morning. She is approached by policeman Ravi Dhillon (Nikesh Patel) who says that her name was found on the wall of a suspected killer named Gideon Shepherd (Peter Capaldi), who seems to have a bizarre connection to Lucy and her visions.
The show definitely had a cool concept. We see Lucy and Gideon have these strange visions that seemingly predict the future, not because of clairvoyance, but the fact that they had previously lived those lives before. Instead of reincarnation, it was a total reset. That was actually a unique take on this subgenre.
I also applaud the performances. Everyone did a fantastic job with their roles, pulling you into the plot as you see the various piece come together. I will admit, a couple of times I got lost in all of the twists, turns, and nonlinear storytelling, but never enough to make me lose interest. The sheer emotional toll that it took on the characters made it enthralling and pulls you in as they navigate everything going on.
One thing that bothered me was the final moments of the television show. The finale built up this fever pitch where you were expecting some epic showdown or revelation, but it seemed to do a twist that made you doubt the events of the whole show. I do not like it when that happens. It came off as rushed and left me very unsatisfied with the last scene.
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PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong foul language, Violence, Disturbing subject matter
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