The ongoing mini-drama series – Nine Perfect Strangers is based on the novel “Nine Perfect Strangers” by author Liane Moriarty published in 2018. The series is created by David E. Kelley and directed by Jonathan Levine. Jonathan is an American Director and screenwriter. He’s well-known for the movie “50/50” released in 2011, “The Night Before” released in 2015, and “The Wackness” released in 2008
The storyline follows the lives of nine people for a period of 10 days. Nine total strangers gather at a resort that claims to give them inner peace they lack. The series introduces each character and tells us about their weaknesses, problems, and what brought them to this 10-day retreat.
Release Date of Episode 5?
The series releases its episodes every week on Hulu. The fifth episode of Nine Perfect Strangers is set to release on 1st September 2021, titled “Sweet Surrender,” as announced by the officials. The series is set for a total of eight episodes. Apart from Hulu, viewers can watch the series on the OTT platform Amazon Prime. The series has received an IMDb rating of 7.5.
Cast and Characters
We can find Nicole Kidman playing Masha Dmitrichenko, who is the founder of the wellness center. Melissa McCarthy is a novelist – Frances Welty, and suffers from a lot of personal as well as professional problems. Michael Shannon is playing as Napoleon Marconi, Asher Keddie as Heather Marconi and wife of Napoleon, while Grace Van Patten plays Zoe Marconi, and she is the daughter of Napoleon.
Samara Weaving is playing Jessica Chandler, and Melvin Gregg is playing Ben Chandler, they both are the newly married couple in the center. Tiffany Boone, Manny Jacinto, and Zoe Terakes play the roles of Delilah, Yao, and Glory, respectively, and they are wellness center employees. Regina Hall plays the role of a single mother – Carmel Schneider and Bobby Cannavale play the role of a former drug addict – Tony Hogburn. Luke Evans is playing the role of Lars Lee.
Let me give you a recap of episode 4, all the nine people get to know about the drugs being mixed into their food and confront Masha. Masha reveals she did mix drugs and is experimenting with a theory. She defends by listing all the goods that can be acquired through the drugs but also allows anyone who wants to discontinue. Even after knowing everything, no one leaves since they do believe the positive effects of the drugs.
Since the fifth episode is titled “Sweet Surrender,” we can conclude that the nine strangers believe in Masha and her weird but effective techniques of dealing with their emotional state. The title suggests that all the guests surrender to Masha. Also, since all the guests are dealing with some of the other problems, we can expect a lot of emotional outbursts, panicking, and frustration.
Is it Worth Waiting?
So to answer the question, is it worth waiting? It’s definitely worth the wait, with all the secrets and past of each character. After that, we might realize maybe the 10-day retreat session wasn’t needed, but only a hug from our loved ones.
You’ve got to be kidding me if you’ve watched the fourth episode and are not so excited about the fifth. The storyline is building in such a good way that I literally cannot wait for the next episode’s release. Furthermore, the series has a very serene atmosphere which we might not get with all our work from home routine.