SHELTER decided to end its first season with several bombshells. Getting some plot answers was great, but it still prompted a bunch more of unanswered questions. 

SHELTER is a mystery thriller, a coming-of-age story based on Harlan Coben’s popular novel. Three teens are the force behind solving a small town’s unsolved disappearances. It blows me away how these characters can progress more on a cold case than the Sheriff or law enforcement. It reeks of improbabilities. And no one seems to care how late these mere teenagers stay out or where they are throughout the night. Bad parenting creates major gaps for me. 

Mickey (Jayden Michael) does not float my boat. I need more facial expressions and body intensity. I agree, though he does have a cool, loner vibe. 

SHELTER discovered more ways to cope with grief. “Life does go on whether you like it or not.” This is a given, but in the end, it is all about how well the series “tunnels” out of its hole. I might just have to read the book instead. It is available to stream on Prime Video.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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