Boo, Bitch review: Largely forgettable show with few decent moments

In Boo, Bitch, Erika Vu believes that she died because of an accident and now must complete some unknown and unfinished businesses to find peace. The series is now streaming on Netflix.

Story

Gia (Zoe Colletti) encourages her best friend Erika (Lana Condor) to take control of their high school live and become popular.

Till now, they have been completely ignored. Students do not even know Erika’s real name and call her Helen Who.

Just when things look bright for the future, with Gia and Erika planning to ask Jake W and Jake C out for the prom, they end up in an accident.

Waking up the next day, they revisit the location and find a corpse buried under a moose wearing Erika’s shoes, believing that she has died.

As she can still interact with humans, Gia and Erika try to figure out the unfinished business that she must complete in order to pass on to the afterlife.

However, there seems to be more to this situation than meets the eye.

Performance

Lana Condor and Zoe Colletti are the heart and soul of the series and their equation is one of the few aspects that actually works.

At its core, the series is about the friendship between two high-schoolers, which Condor and Colletti portray in a heartwarming manner, right from trivial worries to questionable priorities.

The rest of the characters are right out of cliched rom-coms and don’t stand out at all.

Positives

Although a supernatural show at its core, what’s most impressive about Boo, Bitch is the human element and the realisation of loss.

Erika and Gia are two characters that do not have their priorities straight, but when they do, it does evoke emotion and will appeal to parts of the audience.

The humour does land at times but is only targeted towards Gen Z, while others will struggle to relate with most of it.

Negatives

The narrative is quite forgettable. The whole premise rides on one twist that you can see from a mile away with just a little bit of observation.

Certain plot points do not make any sense and aren’t explained well either. You’re just supposed to accept everything that’s happening.

The exploration of the theme of friendship comes is quite delayed and a large portion of viewers might not even make it to that stage if they’re not resonating with the series.

Focussing more on Gia and Erika’s combined character arcs and working to explain the various events could have elevated the show.

Verdict

Some viewers will find Boo, Bitch entertaining, while others will fail to understand the point of it. Bound to be a polarising show, it is a one-time watch, at best, for most.

Rating: 2.5/5


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