The Couple Next Door: A young couple move to an upscale neighborhood to start a family, but soon find themselves entangled in a complex web of desire and betrayal with their new neighbors.
The series stars Sam Heughan from Outlander, Eleanor Tomlinson and Australian actress Jessica De Gouw.
“The Couple Next Door” unfolds at a slow pace, with a predictable yet engaging storyline.
Despite occasional overdramatic scenes and less-than-smooth transitions, the narrative builds up, keeping you entertained – especially on a leisurely Saturday afternoon.
The series introduces Evie and Pete, a couple moving into a new neighborhood warmly welcomed by the neighboring couple, Becka and Danny.
Evie, pregnant after successful IVF attempts, tragically loses the baby, deepening her connection with the neighbors for support.
As Evie’s friendship with Danny and Becka grows, the series explores the couple’s open and adventurous sexual life.
Evie, coping with her loss, becomes more daring, flirting with Danny and eventually suggesting swinging.
The plot takes unexpected turns, including Danny’s inexplicable gangster subplot, which I found nonsensical and very unnecessary.
Evie’s journey – very likable on screen, shows her transformation, making swinging seem appealing.
Evie, unable to conceive with Pete due to his infertility, uses the swinging arrangement with Danny to intentionally get pregnant. This decision stems from her growing obsession with Danny.
The series explores themes of infidelity, swinging, and more, with tamed sex scenes.
The ending leaves many questions unanswered, and Pete’s negative character evolution towards the conclusion might disappoint.
A particularly intriguing subplot involves the elderly neighbor’s unhealthy fixation on Becka.
The storyline takes a fascinating turn when he suffers a stroke while masturbating to intimate pictures he had stolen from her house, which he subsequently posted online, including some videos, ruining her career in yoga training.
While “The Couple Next Door” may not be epic, it remains a watchable suburban series, offering a mix of entertainment, relaxation, and moments that really engage.
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