Fans have called out Netflix for its dreadful ending of The Watcher. The platform which has just now begun recovering from its subscription losses seems to be testing its viewers. Although the platform has succeeded at making a series based on true events, it could’ve, perhaps used its experience to give a good climax for the ones hooked on its show.
The series, although a miss for critics, had quite the fan following. This comes as a surprise considering other works by its creator Ryan Murphy who is known for making some skin-creeping shows like the recent Damher series, based on a real-life serial killer. So when the last episode of the mini-series The Watcher came out, fans gave out some intense reactions.
What are the fans saying about The Watcher ending?
The Watcher was trending at No.1 until they released an unsettling last episode. The mini-series consisted of seven episodes with approximately one hour and thirty-five minutes duration. The series is based on a true story which means, if the reel ending followed the real one, it makes it all the more creepy. Regardless, it did not settle well with fans who were less than pleased, taking on social media to express their displeasure.
The watcher is a great series with a shitty ending 😕
— faith Nketsi Njilo (@_faith_nketsi) October 19, 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
Though the audiences were sure to mention how much they liked the initial episodes, and how it kept them guessing till the end.
— Mad Queen (@Lloverosebud) October 15, 2022
— Leah Marie (@leahmariebrown) October 15, 2022
'The Watcher' on Netflix started off dope.. the ending was TRASH. Just watch through episode 4, then make up your own ending after that.
— International Sleep⁷ 시차 (@SleepDeez) October 19, 2022
Everybody’s mad about the ending of #thewatcher and I haven’t even seen it yet but I know the true crime story and they never caught the person so they couldn’t really have a different ending
— Mackensie🖤🌙 (@kensieebrooke) October 18, 2022
So you telling me I watched 7 damn episodes on a binge for that ending
And then I search for an explanation and found this was a real story and they didn’t find out who The Watcher is either CREEPY
Daaaamn man #TheWatcherNetflix pic.twitter.com/xfxVf0dePT
— 𝐸𝓁𝓈𝒶 (@frozenkralicesi) October 17, 2022
Spoiler Alert: The series revolved around a couple (Dean Brannock) Bobby Cannavale and Nora Brannock (Naomie Watts) who move into their dream home, which is unfortunately plagued by threatening letters, creepy neighbors, and ominous events. The following episodes build upon that story to eventually show the face behind it all. Only to find out that Noma Dumezwani was behind it all! The actress plays a detective named Theodora whom the couple hires to put an end to their misery, only to realize that she was the culprit.
Perhaps if Netflix decides to extend the series, they can use the criticism to make a better climax for the next season. Would you like to see it? You can watch the series and decide for yourself. Netflix’s The Watcher is available to watch on the platform now.