film / tv / politics / social media / lists / web / celeb / pajiba love / misc / about / cbr
film / tv / politics / web / celeb

Thumbnail image for kristen-bell-netflix.png

What the Hell Is This, Kristen Bell?

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 8, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 8, 2021 |


Thumbnail image for kristen-bell-netflix.png

The trailer for The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window debuted today. I’m confused. At first, I thought this was not just a parody but a parody trailer for a series that doesn’t actually exist. Like, haha! Kristen Bell is making fun of … Rear Window? The Woman in the Window?

A simple search reveals that The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window is the actual title of an actual series on the actual Netflix that will run for an actual eight episodes. The series comes from Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramra, former Groundlings who created and starred in Nobodies, which ran for two seasons in 2018. It was produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, which might be how Bell got involved with The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. The trailer for Nobodies suggest that it’s very meta, that all of McCarthy’s friends appear in it at some point (including Bell), and it also looks funnier than The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.

The series is described as a “dark comedy,” and the logline is as follows:

Centers around heartbroken Anna (Bell), for whom every day is the same. She sits with her wine, staring out the window, watching life go by without her. But when a handsome neighbor moves in across the street, Anna starts to see a light at the end of the tunnel. That is until she witnesses a gruesome murder… Or did she?

I suspect that her name being “Anna” is not an accident and that the humor doesn’t translate in a 2-minute trailer. I will say, however, that I’m slightly more intrigued every time I watch this.

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window premieres on January 28th on Netflix.



Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.



Dolly Parton Has the Patience of a Saint | The Whitecloaks Are a Misogynistic, Existential Threat in 'The Wheel of Time.' Good



Header Image Source: Netflix