One of my favorite movies is Clue, based on the very popular board game by the same name. Unfortunately, there is no Clue podcast (that I know of). However, Deadly Manners, created by Ali Garfinkel and Alex Aldea, comes close.
The 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series, follows the events of one night during the Billings’ annual dinner party held at the family’s mansion.
Shortly after the party begins, a snowstorm hits the area, trapping the guests in the mansion. As Mrs. Billings attempts to keep her party going (at all costs) and her guests comfortable . . . someone else has a different idea.
When dead bodies start turning up, the partygoers must figure out who is responsible. And in the meantime wonder who will be next!
I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. The production is very professional. The sound effects are incredible – make-you-jump incredible. I tried to listen to it with only one earbud in (at work), this is not advisable, if you want the full effect, put both in.
As for the story itself, it will keep you in suspense. There are a lot of twists and turns, sending your mind in so many different directions. As always, I annoyingly figured it out before the big reveal . . . but I did work for it a bit. I love that!
Deadly Manners has an incredible cast including:
- LeVar Burton as the Narrator
- Kristen Bell as Veronica Billings
- Denis O’Hare as William Billings
- Alisha Boe as Olivia Billings
- Michelle Visage as Esther Feinstein
- Jason Sklar as Joseph Feinstein
- Mark Berry as George the Butler
- Elizabeth McLaughlin as Beatrice the Maid
- Timothy Simons as Roger Clark
- Anna Chlumsky as Nancy Clark
- RuPaul as the Fortune Teller
In conclusion, it was a lot of fun to listen to this podcast. If you’re like me and you love Clue or Agatha Christie mysteries, you will enjoy it. Keeping my fingers crossed for a second season.
Until next time!
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