Netflix's Chambers Review: Not Enough Life in This Haunted Heart Transplant Horror

TVGuide.com | 4/17/2019 | Keith Phipps
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As Chambers opens, the series' teenaged protagonist Sasha Yazzie (Sivan Alyra Rose) knows she's in for a memorable night that will change her life, she just doesn't yet know why. Her plan is to tell her uncle and guardian "Big" Frank Yazzie (Marcus LaVoi) that she's studying, and then spend the evening losing her virginity to her boyfriend TJ (Griffin Powell-Arcand) at a mattress store, and everything seems to be going to plan until, with no warning, her heart gives out and the couple's plans take an unexpected turn that sends TJ running through the street with her dying body.

But that's not the end of Sasha's story, even if it does turn out to be the end of the life she once knew. After the series flash forwards a bit, we see she's recovered nicely from her out-of-the-blue heart attack, apart from a scar on her chest that betrays the heart transplant that saved her life while, she'll soon learn, introducing an entirely different sort of danger.

Episodes - Chambers - Leah - Rachel - World

The early episodes of Chambers, created by Leah Rachel, flesh out an engrossing world and fill it with intriguing details. Set in a corner of Arizona filled with long, dusty roads, dramatic sandstorms, New Age true believers, and restless spirits, it mixes a slow-building supernatural horror story with teen drama and some keenly observed details about its setting. Sasha and her uncle Frank are both Diné (better known to the non-Native world as Navajo) but their lives barely touch the traditions of their ancestors, Frank having parted ways with his father after an incident revealed later in the series.

Sasha attends high school in nearby Cottonwood, a working- and middle-class town where her classmates range from TJ, who lives on the reservation and has decided to carry on Diné traditions, to her African-American best friend...
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