I have always been a movie lover. I'm the one that people ask "what should I watch?" or text "Whats good on Netflix?" so I will have some movie or tv review in my style report...
If I had to choose a fave film genre, it would be Thrillers. I got that honest-my mother is thriller lover --circa late 80's --anything with Gene Hackman or Kevin Costner would do...
On Netflix, I have found a relatively bottomless box of thrillers. In addition to all of the usual suspects, my foray into foreign thrillers this year has gotten the best of me. I whizzed through FAUDA, NOBEL, & MOSSAD 10 in about 3 weeks.
On a snowy NYC Saturday, I stumbled across THE FIVE and was hooked 45 seconds in. The opening scene of Danny ( one of the ensemble lead characters) with his wife, kids, and dad who has Alzheimer' s, felt super familiar and pulled me right in. It is so relatable and slice-of-life that you immediately care about all of the characters.
This thriller is based on a book by Newark, NJ native author Harlan Coben. It is about 4 friends who re-connect in adulthood after a tragedy in their teens. Yes, it sounds formulaic. But NO it is NOT predictable.
Mark my words, this British import is binge-worthy. You really, really, really don't know what to expect and each ep in the ten-episode series draws you in further. As thrillers go, it can be a little bloody but the storyline and the talent are well worth it covering your eyes.
All of the acting is superb (as most British acting goes) - especially O. T. Fagbenle ( the French Montana doppelgänger) - pictured far right above. It also stars Tom Cullen, Lee Ingleby, and Sarah Solemani who all do an equally fantastic job.
The twists and turns in THE FIVE take you on a serious rollercoaster ride. Check it out over your holiday....#thankmelater