Shining Vale, an American comedy horror TV series created for Amazon Prime Video by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, aired for the first time March 6, 2022. Season one consists of 8 episodes in total. Not long after the series aired, it renewed for a second season.
Shining Vale follows a family that just endured a social catastrophe. Patricia Phelps is best known for being a former party girl and wild child. And is also known for writing a great raunchy novel that is all about female empowerment. From this novel, Patricia actually ended up gaining a lot of fame. Though being in the spotlight isn’t always a good thing, especially when you are part of a scandal. She ends up getting caught cheating on her husband. The family decides to move in order to restart their lives and rebuild their family. Though moving brings them more trouble than they ever could’ve imagined.
In the Shining Vale, they end up moving into a house that has had some horrible things happen in it. The only one that seems to think there’s something off with the house is Patricia. She ultimately comes to the conclusion that she must be possessed or extremely depressed. Though, just when she thinks she’s going crazy, the demons in the house begin to make themselves much more known.
Since Shining Vale aired, it has received some mixed reviews from critics. Critics have stated that the series at times can be trying to hard to make it funny. Though, they stated that the main character makes the series worth while and gives the series promise. Though other critics have stated that a lot of the series felt really forced and wasn’t natural whatsoever. Overall, this series has its fair share of good as well as bad reviews.
This series has received mixed reviews.
Courteney Cox as Patricia “Pat” Phelps
Greg Kinnear as Terry Phelps
Gus Birney as Gaynor Phelps
Dylan Gage as Jake Phelps
Merrin Dungey as Kam
Mira Sorvino as Rosemary Wellingham
Sherilyn Fenn as Robyn Court
Judith Light as Joan
Alysia Reiner as Kathryn
Susan Park as Valerie He
Derek Luh as Ryan He
Parvesh Cheena as Laird
James M. Connor as Dr. Berg
Ellie Grace Pomeroy as Daisy Wellingham