As we move into the holidays, that entertainment dead zone starting just before Christmas and ending just after New Year’s, there is going to be a lot of time for folks to catch up on shows they haven’t had a chance to see. And while some of you have DVRs full of network shows you’ve been itching to get to or a Netflix queue overflowing with Marvel and Stranger Things, some of you may need some new shows to watch while wrapping gifts or hiding from in-laws in the “game” room.
Shut Eye is a pretty unique concept. It follows failed magician Charlie Haverford, who now works as a psychic. One day he is attacked by an angry former client and ends up having real visions. The series was created by Leslie Bohem and debuted in December of 2016. The show runner for the first season was David Hudgins. A second season, ran by John Shiban, debut earlier this month. The series stars Jeffrey Donovan from Burn Notice, along with KaDee Strickland, Susan Misner, Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Zayas, Isabella Rossellini, Dylan Ray Schmid, and Havana Guppy.
Donovan carries of the same charm that made Burn Notice work and thrives in the less-than-moral setting and his role of an underdog.
The official synopsis reads:
Jeffrey Donovan stars in this Hulu-original drama as Charlie Haverford, a scam artist whose future is controlled by Fonso, a single father who runs a psychic empire belonging to the Marks family. Haverford’s wife, Linda (KaDee Strickland), is tired of their mediocre life and yearns for a change. When Charlie suffers a blow to the head at the hands of a client’s angry boyfriend, he begins to see and feel very real and fundamental truths — a big change for a person who had been living a life built on fraud. Isabella Rossellini plays the role of Rita, the Marks’ seductive and sadistic matriarch.
Two seasons of Shut Eye are available now on Hulu.