James Paxton and Tyler Young (Images via USA)
Eyewitness, USA's new series premiering October 16 at 10/9c, is a moody, atmospheric thriller with a decidedly gay twist: Two teen boys in the middle of a hook-up in the woods see a shocking multiple murder, but decide to stay quiet in order to stay closeted. Meanwhile, a local sheriff (Julianne Nicholson, pictured) is hellbent on solving the heinous crimes.
The 10-episode arc is erotic, terrifying and beautifully acted. TV is just getting edgier and better—I think it's surpassed film, and it's certainly in more of a golden age now than it ever was in the' 50s or '60s.
Also, who could have ever imagined a show with a trysting pair of teenage boys back in the '80s?
Watch it for its depiction of desperation, and how the closet can only make things worse.
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