Netflix viewers slam ‘utterly horrible’ The Watcher's ending calling it 'the worst they've ever seen'
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Watcher
Viewers have been left seriously disappointed with the ending of The Watcher with some calling it ‘the worst they’ve ever seen’.
Based on a chilling true story, The Watcher comes from Ryan Murphy – the creator of American Horror Story – tells the tale of a family who move into their dream home.
They soon discover that their dream home is being haunted by an anonymous threatening stalker and viewers have been on the edge of their seats waiting to see who’s behind the chaos.
Viewers ran to Twitter after bingeing the seven-episode series to complain about the ending – and they didn’t hold back.
“If you’re going to start The Watcher on Netflix, don’t. Officially the worst ending I’ve ever seen,” one viewer warned.
Similarly, another Twitter user dubbed the show ‘underwhelming’ and ‘pointless’ after watching the ending. They tweeted: “If you're thinking of watching The Watcher on Netflix... DON'T. the most underwhelming pointless series I have ever seen. 7 hours of my life I will never get back.”
If you’re going to start The Watcher on Netflix, don’t. Officially the worst ending I’ve ever seen.— KG (@1Graveseh) October 16, 2022
if you're thinking of watching "the watcher" on netflix... DON'T. the most underwhelming pointless series i have ever seen. 7 hours of my life i will never get back😂— Freya Anderson (@freya_anderson) October 14, 2022
A third person complained: “Are you telling me I just wasted 7 hours of my life to NOT find out who the watcher is??????”
A fourth Twitter user had even harsher words about the finale. They said: “The ending of the watcher might be hands down the worst ending to any piece of cinema I’ve ever had to see. All the directions they could’ve went and THAT is how they end it? Utterly horrible.”
Here’s a recap of the events in the finale. Nora (Naomi Watts) and Dean Brannock (Bobby Cannavale) are starting their lives over again in New York City after suffering the threatening behaviour at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, N.J.
Theodora Birch (Noma Dumezweni), the couple’s private investigator confesses to being the Watcher and claims she fell in love with the house the moment she saw it.
Are you telling me I just wasted 7 hours of my life to NOT find out who the watcher is??????— Allyiah✨ (@AllyiahsFace) October 16, 2022
The ending of the watcher might be hands down the worst ending to any piece of cinema I’ve ever had to see. All the directions they could’ve went and THAT is how they end it? Utterly horrible— everywhere and nowhere (@UNKNOWNENTlTY) October 14, 2022
After revealing she was the previous owner of the house before selling it to Dean and Nora, she explains she bought the house after her husband died.
Theodora was diagnosed with cancer shortly after moving in and her doctors didn’t believe there was a cure.
She sought treatment from a doctor in Mexico but he was expensive so she had to sell the house to pay for it.
Theodora discovered her husband had hidden over $1million in royalties, meaning she didn’t have to sell her dream house. She then became obsessed with the house and was intent on getting it back from Nora and Dean by writing spooky letters and concocting the scary stunts to frighten them.
When Dean returns to the haunted address to apologise to his neighbours for his behaviour, Maureen (Margo Martindale) says there was no neighbour who lived in the house called Theodora.
When Dean and Nora attend Theodora’s funeral, her daughter reveals her cancer-stricken mother wanted to solve the case for the couple and give them peace. The watcher hasn’t actually been revealed.
If you still want to check it out despite the mixed reactions to the finale,The Watcher is available to stream now on Netflix.