If you’re looking for something to bring the heat on those cold nights, Passionflix’s latest adaptation has you covered. The first two episodes of The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, have just been released, and it’s a steamy piece of intrigue.
Based on the series of the same name by author Lisa Renee Jones, The Secret Life of Amy Bensen was directed by Tosca Musk, and season one is based on the first book, Escaping Reality. The series is sexy and the first time that Passionflix has developed a suspenseful thriller for their streaming service.
In The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, “Amy (Maddie McCormick) is a woman who has spent several years on the run from an unknown danger after losing her entire family in an accident. When she finds herself sitting next to a mysterious man during a flight, she has no idea that her life is about to change. Liam Stone (Casey King) is used to his solitary life, but every instinct tells him that Amy needs help and he plans to help her, whether she likes it or not.”
As soon as the opening of episode one began and McCormick appeared on my screen, I was drawn in. She radiated tension and an apprehension that transformed her while holding the contents in the manila envelope. The viewer wonders what’s inside, what the weird triangle symbol means, and immediately questions why Amy must run. That’s what keeps you invested for the entire 30 minutes.
When Amy meets Liam on the plane, she’s drawn to him immediately, and the feeling is mutual. Liam feels a need to protect her, and you want to know why. We don’t know anything about Amy or her background. She’s a literal blank slate when the story begins. We don’t know what or who she is running from. To the viewer, it may feel that by the end of episode one and the start of episode two, the two of them are moving too quickly, but I understand.
Amy has spent her whole life running from place to place, so she has no time to waste. Everything she does is done with a sense of urgency as if her life depended on it. You can’t blame her for the choices she chooses to make, including hopping into bed with someone she just met. It’s her life, and she’s living it how she wants to. In addition, Amy can’t figure out why Liam makes her feel safe in a way she hasn’t before. Despite all of that, there’s still the fear in the back of her mind of her past catching up with her.
Because of this, The Secret Life of Amy Bensen will hold your attention the entire time. As someone who has read the first book in the series, I can say this adaptation was chefs kiss, and I can’t wait to see the next four episodes when they’re released. McCormick and King have fantastic chemistry that makes you feel like you shouldn’t be watching them because it’s such an intimate moment, but you can’t look away. And if I was hooked from the first episode, you will be too. By the time the credits roll, you’ll be ready to jump right to episode two.
Watch the trailer for The Secret Life of Amy Bensen below:
The first two episodes of The Secret Life of Amy Bensen are now on Passionflix.