Hey everyone! I’m a little late on writing this because everything has been so hectic. Anyway, I finally had time to watch My Valentine on Hulu. I love the Into the Dark series and Valentine’s Day is actually one of my favorite holidays so I was stoked to hear about this. This is going to be a small little blurb but I’d love to hear your thoughts if you saw the movie.
If you guys haven’t seen Into the Dark series by Blumhouse, I highly recommend it because each episode is a twisted take on each holiday. ‘My Valentine’ has to be one of my favorites, however, because it deals with abuse and it hit home for me with how they played out the dialogue.
I’m gonna go on a short, honest tangent here because this is my page so why not. I was in a relationship with a narcissist a few years back and let me tell you, that shit is absolutely traumatizing. I’m ashamed to admit it but I still have a lot of trust issues because of it (yay, therapy!). He was verbally abusive, extremely controlling and made me question my sanity half the time. The whiplash you experience after going through something like that is fucking painful. Accepting what happened and learning to forgive and rebuild yourself is even harder. The main character’s portrayal of going through the situation and moving on was kind of emotional to watch. Like Valentine, after I left him, I experienced a lot of false rumors and it felt like a lot of the people that were supposed to be my friends abandoned me because of the lies he spread. Anywho, the point of all that was because I feel like anyone that’s been in that sort of situation can relate to the movie. I recommend it to anyone that has going through it or is healing from it.
Anywho back to the show. This episode is a slasher story. Valentine (Britt Baron) is a singer/songwriter in LA. The episode starts with her singing in a band and shows how social media slanders her style (think Lady Gaga with long, baby blue hair). She’s accused of looking like an exact copycat version of another significantly more famous singer, Trezzure (Anna Lore)…or so we think. While performing a show, a group boos her on stage but she ignores them and does her thing despite the hate. Eventually we learn that there’s a lot more to the story. Her ex, Royal (Benedict Samuel) walks into the bar and things get wild after he pays the bartender to kick out all of the patrons from the venue.
I really liked the surreal vibe that they used throughout the episode. I felt like it implied the fake, fantasy dreamland you’d feel when you’re in love. The cross cut scenes between the characters felt a little silly. The extra murder scenes seemed like..overkill. Overall, I’d give this episode a 7/10 monster rating. It’s not perfect, but all these episodes are still fun to watch. The episode highlights the danger of codepency and learning to love and be yourself. Britt Baron was great at portraying a strong, yet broken character. Anna Lore as Trezzure was so good at portraying the cringy, puppy dog that did anything her boyfriend told her to, I just wanted to slap her the whole time.
Anyway, those are my thoughts on the episode. If you’ve seen Into the Dark, which episode was your favorite? Also, I’ll have a little somethin’ somethin’ on here for Valentine’s Day for you guys 😁 I hope you all have fun with the ones you love on Friday 🖤