666 Park Avenue Review: Birds of a Feather
There's a reason 666 Park Avenue is the guilty pleasure of Sunday night. It's glossy, sexy, scary and just pure fun.
Is the plot complicated or dripping with gritty drama? Not really, but like the premiere, the tone and premise has enough mystery and seduction even if it feels at times a bit campy.
"Murmurations" just dug a little deeper into what's behind the hotel and continued to expose the desires of the residents.
Jane continues to smile and act as the friendly manager to any and everyone. Unfortunately, her dreams continue to plague her with visions of secret doors and murders. And like the curious Nancy Drew that she is, she starts digging around discovering birds in the walls.
Except these birds aren't nice. Think Hitchcock's The Birds all trapped within the walls and when they get out and are bothered... well, let's just say you're not going to survive.
But are they just birds? Are they something more? Trapped souls perhaps?
There's that unknown just lying in wait and the supernatural aspect continues to peak through, not too much, but just enough that you know there's something not quite right with the hotel.
I mean, Danielle, hasn't aged a day and yet she repeatedly kills her boyfriends over the years. Gavin clearly has her under some type of spell, but what for? What does she offer?
Gavin is truly an enigma with a devilish grin that's both charming and sinister at the same time. He's always up to something, clearly a type of puppeteer for the residents of the hotel, but what is his end game? Why does he do the things he does?
Like test Henry for example. Gavin clearly wants Henry for something and we learn that aside from the fact he never answers Jane's texts, he's a pretty stand-up guy. Not to mention that he and Jane exude a youthful sexiness and chemistry between each other.
I'm pretty sure Gavin wants Henry for more than just his good looks, though.
But the series certainly is full of its beautiful people and the seductress across the street continues to tempt Brian. You can't help but keep shaking your head every time he peaks over the top of his computer. He should definitely know something is wrong when she seems this willing to jump his bones after his repetitive peeping.
I guess hotness can be blinding.
But what about Nona? The girl knows something is wrong. How? And why is she still stealing things? Does Gavin know she knows?
I'm sure Jane will find her way to Nona with questions. If Jane ever manages to get out of that room she found in the basement. Hasn't she ever seen scary movies before? I know, I know. She's just curious.
Certainly, that intrigue that Jane finds within the hotel is similar to why viewers should tune in and want to keep watching. I know I'm curious to figure it all out and the questions are already building up around the show.
For now, the plot isn't really at all intricate and I'm not sure what's going to take place beyond weird happenings in the hotel. That said, there's something enticing about 666 Park Avenue that makes it hard to look away.
666 Park Avenue: "Murmurations"
Sean McKenna is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.