The Flight Attendant– HBO Max Miniseries Review

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

An intense, thrilling, dark comedy of a murder mystery starring Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory fame. Taking a chance on a unique concept based on a book of the same name by Chris Bohjalian, HBO seems to have a hit on its hands. The first three episodes of the Flight Attendant is nothing short of must-watch content.

The Flight Attendant HBO Max Miniseries Review
Kaley Cuoco in The Flight Attendant. Image Credit: HBO Max

We’re guided through an extraordinary story by a very ordinary, pleasure-seeking, flight attendant. From the moment Cassandra Bowden (played by Kaley Cuoco) wakes up next to the corpse of her lover Alex, Cassandra begins to uncover a mystery with more layers than anyone watching would expect. Cassandra Bowden (the titular flight attendant) sinks into the depths of paranoia and confusion as she bumbles through a murder right into corporate espionage and just a smidge of money laundering. And that’s just the start!.

The Flight Attendant HBO Max Miniseries Review
Kaley Cuoco as The Flight Attendant. Image Credit: HBO Max

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With HBO set to release five more episodes by December 17th, there's no telling where this whodunnit mystery is headed. Though, judging by the first three episodes of The Flight Attendant, the next five episodes are going to be great. Rest assured, the first three episodes deserve a watch.


Kaley Cuoco has turned in a fantastic performance in the role of main character Cassandra Brown. The mystery the story presents will draw you in, but it is Cuoco’s performance that will keep you watching. This great performance comes as a surprise given that Cuoco’s past performances have left a lot to be desired. Turned into a superstar through her time playing the stereotypically ditzy blonde, Penny on The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco plays a more damaged, realistic version of that character.