To binge or not to binge: Netflix’s Chambers

Madison Diemert
News Editor

Netflix just released their new Netflix Original April 26 titled “Chambers.” 

Netflix has had a good ride when it comes to their original movies and shows, and “Chambers” is not an exception. The thrilling horror drama sends chills down the spine at the end of every episode, following Navajo descendant Sasha (Sivan Alyra Rose) as she tries to figure out what (or who) is haunting her. 

The show begins with Sasha running out to meet her boyfriend TJ, also of Navajo descent. They ride down a deserted highway listening to “Still Ill” by The Smiths on their way to finally lose their virginity. But things go awry when they finally take it to the next episode and Sasha’s heart explodes- literally. 

Sasha undergoes an emergency heart transplant as another teen dies that night; the ultimately disturbed Becky Lefevre (Lilliya Reid). Then months later, with a visible scar down her chest, Sasha agrees to meet with Becky’s parents, Nancy (Uma Thurman) and Ben (Tony Goldwyn). 

Thurman and Goldwyn, being veterans in the acting scene take on the sympathetic roles of grieving parents, who by the end of first episode become creepily obsessed with Sasha and her ownership of their daughter’s heart. They give her a scholarship at a fancy private school, a Prius, even their daughter’s own clothes. 

Through these awkward encounters with Becky’s parents, Sasha struggles with Becky’s lingering soul that still resides in the heart. Becky comes through Sasha several times and wreaks havoc on Sasha’s family and friends. 

Near the end of the first season, Becky even starts to physically come through Sasha, changing Sasha’s hair color and eye color. Becky is slowly overtaking Sasha’s body. 

And if Becky’s unsettling parents and a dead girl haunting her body isn’t enough to deal with, there’s also this secret group called “the Annex,” that has everything to do with Sasha’s transplant and Becky’s untimely death. 

“Chambers” ends with a major cliff hanger as well that has had many fans on their toes and waiting impatiently for the next season. I am personally one of those fans. 

It’s safe to say that “Chambers” has it all from unsolved murders to a creepy secret society that wants to brainwash its cohorts. There’s even the classic crazy old woman who runs after Sasha time and time again, repeating bad omens and heading warnings. 

Horror and thriller fans alike will binge this original series until the very end. 

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