Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building is an American mystery comedy web series. This American mystery-comedy series is created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman. The first ten episodes of Only Murders in the Building’s first season were premiered on Hulu on 13th August 2021.

Cast and Characters of Only Murders in the Building

  1. Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, a semi-retired actor who was the star of the popular 1990s detective drama TV series Brazzos. He lives in 14C at the Arconia
  2. Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, a financially struggling Broadway director who spawns the idea of the podcast, and becomes its director. He lives in 10D at the Arconia
  3. Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, a young woman who lives in 12E at the Arconia, a refurnished unit that she is renovating for her aunt, and who was friends with Tim Kono (the murder victim) years ago
  4. Aaron Dominguez as Oscar, a friend of Mabel and Tim who was wrongly convicted of the murder of their friend Zoe ten years ago and was discharged from prison recently
  5. Amy Ryan as Jan, a professional bassoonist who also lives in the Arconia and starts dating Charles
  6. Cara Delevingne as Alice (season 2).

What to Binge This Weeked: “Only Murders In The Building”

Recently, I found Hulu which is an online web series streaming website. Where you can watch your favourite web series and TV shows for just only $1/month. But, how to find the ideal show on Hulu to get the money’s worth that you are paying monthly to Hulu.

The first thing I did when I got Hulu? I started watching Only Murders in the Building. It was the one Hulu original I had any interest in watching, and I dove right in. Having finished it, and having genuinely binged the first (and so far only) season myself, it is my recommendation for this weekend.

This show immediately got my interest because of the actors who are playing the lead roles in it. Yes, Steve Martin and Martin Short I’m a big fan of both of them. Martin Short and Steve Martin worked together in many shows and their chemistry is worth watching. Now, they are doing the comedy show Only Murders in the Building along with Selena Gomez that is something very interesting for me.

I saw Selena Gomez in a small role before that which she had played in “The Dead Don’t Die” and Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy. She acted brilliantly in it, but it was not a sufficiently great part. I fell in love with Only Murders in the Building because of that I want to see how Steve Martin and Martin Short who are giant comedy stars are playing as co-stars with a young actor Selena Gomez.

Only Murders in the building - Selena Gomez - Martin Short - Steve Martin

The show is about three avid true-crime podcast fans, played by the three actors I have mentioned so far, who decided to start their own podcast when another person in their big New York apartment building dies under mysterious circumstances. Was it…murder!? That’s what these three are here to find out.

As, I saw the two comedy stars in Only Murders in the Building so I was expecting that the show will be very funnier having a lot of jokes. But, I was wrong there are jokes, but this web series is more series than that. It takes the crime elements and the mystery seriously. There’s genuine pathos, even from Short, an actor not exactly known for his dramatic work.

I didn’t laugh as much as I expected watching Only Murders in the Building, but I was more gripped by the story than I anticipated as well. It’s not a laugh riot, even with Martin and Short involved, but they manage to mix the comedy and the drama right. All three of the lead actors are good. Short and Martin do their thing, but Gomez manages to get in the mix with them as well.

The first season is only 10 episodes, so you could probably watch the entire thing in one weekend. Hey, that sounds like a fun couple of days to me. Even with, you know, all the death and violence amidst the laughs.

10 Episodes of Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building Episodes
Episode Number Title of Episode
1 True Crime
2 Who is Tim Kono?
3 How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
4 The Sting
5 Twist
6 To Protect and Serve
7 The Boy from 6B
8 Fan Fiction
9 Double Time
10 Open and Shut

IMDB rating & reviews of Only Murders in the building

The Only Murders in the Building has over 50,000 plus reviews on IMDB and the overall rating of this show is 8.1/10. The popularity score of Only Murders in the Building is 86 on IMDB.

IMDB rating & reviews of Only Murders in the building 

Conclusion

You can watch all the episodes of Only Murders in the Building On Hulu. There are also web series download websites that are offering free to watch and download the Only Murders in the Building show. But, it is not recommended to watch this show on free web series downloading websites. As, those sites have pathetic pop ads. So watch Only Murders in the Building only on Hulu. You can check Hulu subscription and packages detail here.

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