Behind Her Eyes controversy addressed by author as fans react to bizarre scenes – Mirror Online

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Behind Her Eyes author Sarah Pinborough has addressed criticism around the bizarre ending of the hit show.

The Netflix series which stars Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, and Tom Bateman, has been trending at the top of the streaming service since it was released earlier this month.

The series follows Louise, played by Simona Brown, who becomes embroiled in complicated triangle with her boss David (Tom Bateman) and his wife Adele (Eve Hewson).

Events build through twists and alarming turns towards an utterly outlandish conclusion.

Now author Sarah Pinborough has addressed why she decided to take the story in the direction it did in the novel on which the series is based.

hind Her Eyes stars Simona Brown
Behind Her Eyes stars Simona Brown in some bizarre storylines
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She told The Guardian: “I wanted it to hit all the beats of a regular thriller. The clues had to be there.

“At first I thought it was going to be really easy to write, but it was quite hard.

“Everything had to have dual meaning, so that no one could say this character lied. I would have hated that.”

However, despite the divisiveness of the ending, the writer revealed that such derision does not bother her.

Behind Her Eyes author Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes author Sarah Pinborough addressed the controversy surrounding the ending
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Pinborough said: “I don’t mind people who hate the book.

“I’d rather they hate it than be indifferent. What I don’t like is when people say, ‘She didn’t know how to end this book, she tacked on this ending.'”

She suggested that those with the latter criticism should read again and pay closer attention.

Meanwhile, viewers of the series have taken to social media to share their thoughts on its bizarre ending.

Tom Bateman and Eve Hewson in Behind Her Eyes
Tom Bateman and Eve Hewson in Behind Her Eyes
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One person wrote on Twitter : “The show behind her eyes on Netflix was so good but also I’m so f****d up from the ending. I’ve been sitting here for 10 minutes like wtf just happened to me #behindhereyesnetflix “.

Another viewer tweeted: “Lord, Behind Her Eyes is the most insane thing I’ve ever watched in my life. Nothing can prepare you for the ending. #BehindHerEyes “.

Meanwhile, a different fan noted: “Behind Her Eyes on Netflix is the WILDEST ending to a show I’ve ever seen and I need everyone to watch it and then discuss with me please. I just binged the whole thing in one sitting and am so worked up right now. I have so many thoughts!!!”

Behind Her Eyes
The ending of Behind Her Eyes has caused some controversy
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Elsewhere, another person penned: “I watched ‘Behind her eyes’ and I thought that it was good and entertaining but that ending, JUST, NO, TOO BITTER I HATE IT, I WAS SO ANGRY”.

Finally, one Behind Her Eyes viewer concluded: “Spent my day off binging Behind Her Eyes on Netflix and I regret everything [crying emoji] What a ride. A weird, ultimately problematic ride… Most of it was so much fun but god damn it, that ending.”

Well, if you haven’t seen it, you’ll have to make up your own mind!

*Behind Her Eyes is available now on Netflix, while the book is available from all good retailers.

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