The Couple Next Door – The DVDfever Review – Channel 4 – Eleanor Tomlinson, Sam Heughan

The Couple Next Door The Couple Next Door is a new Channel 4 thriller which looks, from the trailer, like everyone’s up to no good.

Evie (Eleanor TomlinsonThe Outlaws) and Peter (Alfred Enoch) move in to what the latter refers to as Desperate Housewives-style neighbourhood, and he’s not far off the truth, given what the rather gregarious neighbours – Danny (Sam HeughanSAS: Red Notice) and Becka (Jessica De GouwThe Portable Door) – get up to behind closed doors.

Meanwhile, the trailer shows Alan (Hugh DennisNo Time To Die) playing with his telescope – and that’s not a euphemism – and it’s safe to say that it has a very useful zoom lens…

I’ve only seen the first episode so far, and I don’t want to give away what happens, obviously, but in what little I can divulge, the newbies are expecting a child, while Peter is also working for a local paper, wanting to cover a story about a dodgy chap called Robbie Spencer, some of the reasons for which will come about in the first episode.

Meanwhile, cop Danny gets a job offer that’ll be worth a lot of money for so little work, so that’s clearly as dodgy as a very dodgy thing.

However, so far, this just appears to be Rich People’s Problems, where everyone seems to fancy everyone else, and it feels – very much – a case of style over substance.

When broadcast, I did watch the a second episode, but I wasn’t encouraged to carry on.

The Couple Next Door is on Channel 4 from tomorrow at 9pm, and from midnight the whole series will be on All 4.

The series is not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

The Couple Next Door – Official Trailer – Channel 4

Direcor: Dries Vos
Producer: Jennifer Burnet
Writer: David Allison
Music: Hannes De Maeyer

Evie: Eleanor Tomlinson
Peter: Alfred Enoch
Danny: Sam Heughan
Becka: Jessica De Gouw
Alan: Hugh Dennis
Jean: Kate Robbins
Gary: Joel Morris
Gloria: Janine Duvitski
Sophie: Ioanna Kimbook
Olly: Daniel Bell
Lena: Deirdre Mullins
Robbie Spencer: Mark Frost
Brian: Andrew Woodall
Susan: Anastasia Hille
Rachel: Katie Clarkson-Hill
Ethan: Noah Holdsworth
Headmistress Jas Atha: Stephanie Street
Sgt. Paula McGinn: Clare Burt
Molly: Ellie Lucia Mcardle