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The Girl Before: People Can't Stop Binge-Watching New BBC One Thriller

Kimberley Bond

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The Girl Before: People Can't Stop Binge-Watching New BBC One Thriller

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Christmas is just around the corner, and we’re desperate to have a new TV series to obsess over while we spend our evenings wrapping presents.

And it looks as if the BBC has us covered when it comes to gripping drama, with The Girl Before being our next must-watch.

Watch the trailer below.


The series follows Jane Cavendish (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who falls in love with a unique minimalist house with incredibly cheap rent.

However, living in the house means she is forced to abide by the strict rules of enigmatic architect Edward (David Oyelowo).

Things soon get weird for Jane, after she discovers Emma Matthews (Jessica Plummer), someone who had previously lived in the property, had been found dead there.

Jane meets Edward (Credit: BBC)
Jane meets Edward (Credit: BBC)

And while Jane finds herself increasingly drawn to Edward, she finds herself digging deep into his past – and isn’t happy at what she finds.

While the first episode aired on Sunday night, the rest of the episodes in the four part series are available on BBC iPlayer – and people are already tucking into a telly feast and bingeing on the whole lot.

Taking to Twitter, one person gushed about the new series, writing: “Excellent cast, great staging (at last, the menacing modern house plot really feels like an atmospheric location, not a studio set) - it’s creepy and stylish.

“I’ll try not to binge the rest of it tonight, but verrrry tempted!”

But not all is what it seems (Credit: BBC)
But not all is what it seems (Credit: BBC)

A second person wrote: “Just binge watched #TheGirlBefore. No spoilers here but it was brilliant.”

The Girl Before on iPlayer os binge worthy,” said a third.

#TheGirlBefore is quite good. Trying to binge watch it all tonight,” a fourth added.

Others praised the show’s “superb” writing.

“Amazing first episode, love the plot which will get better, love Jessica and Gugu's acting..., superb writing,” wrote one.

“Wow that was bloody brilliant, what a story line, actors and actresses at their finest …" added a second.

We know what we’re watching tonight… 

The Girl Before is available to watch on BBC iPlayer

Topics: BBC, TV And Film

Kimberley Bond
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