Powerful Netflix Drama Unbelievable Is 'Must-See' TV, Say Viewers
New Netflix series Unbelievable only launched yesterday (Friday 13 September) but it already looks like it's going to rattle a few cages and start some uncomfortable conversations. Check out the trailer below:
As a powerful, female-led drama in the era of #MeToo, starring Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable is already causing a big splash with viewers. Early reviews and audience impressions have already suggesed it's one of the most significant dramas of the decade.
One social media user wrote: "I'm even halfway through second episode yet and I have to call it right here. This show is going to be a huge hit. It locks you into this quest to find justice for the first episodes victim and you just can't stop watching it you want to see her through to the end. A must-see Netflix original."
Another user said: "Just finished the first episode and Kaitlyn Dever is an incredibly good actress. She has such a great career ahead of her."
The reaction from Twitter also seems to be overwhelmingly positive:
Based on a true story, the show follows the harrowing tale of 18-year-old Marie Adler (played by Dever), who filed a police report in 2008 claiming that an intruder had broken into her home and bound, gagged and raped her in a horrific attack for hours on end.
However, the police and her loved ones doubted the truth of her story, and eventually Marie was forced to retract her claim, and went on record telling authorities that she had lied.
Meanwhile, the drama also follows the investigations of Detective Rasmussen (Toni Collette) and Detective Duvall (Merritt Wever) as they track down a prolific serial rapist hundreds of miles away. Could there be a direct link between the two plots? Well... you'll have to watch to find out.
The series is inspired by the real events in the article An Unbelievable Story of Rape, which was written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and won the Pulitzer Prize. Unsurprisingly it's been hailed as one of the most important pieces of investigate journalism this decade.
With such heavy subject matter, some viewers have understandably pointed out that the show is a difficult watch due to just how bleak and traumatic the subject matter is.
One viewer wrote: "Honestly, I could barely watch this s***. I was so angry, talking/yelling at my TV the entire time. This is obviously important in so many ways. People need to see what victims are put through. But It is very difficult to watch."
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