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Netflix viewers praise 'most underrated gem' series which is leaving people in tears

Netflix viewers praise 'most underrated gem' series which is leaving people in tears

The psychologically-thrilling, historical-fiction series has gone down well with viewers

The 2023 festive season is well and truly underway, and as most telly-lovers will know, every year hundreds of Netflix bangers usually drop on the streaming service just before Christmas.

We've already stuck our teeth into the first-half of the final ever series of The Crown, and we're eagerly awaiting the release of the eagerly-anticipated Chicken Run sequel - set to land next week.

The smash-hit first season of Squid Game: The Challenge has already wrapped up, giving us our first-ever real life winner, and we were left on the edge of our seats after a thrilling new documentary unravelled one of the ‘most unusual murder plots ever heard’.

Viewers are raving about the series.
Netflix

But there's one particular series which has set tongues wagging, after being dubbed by hundreds of viewers the 'most underrated gem' on the streaming service at the moment.

Despite not itself being a particularly festive show, this Netflix original series - which has been adapted from a multi award-winning best-selling book - landed on the streaming service on 2 November.

And so far, it looks as though millions of users worldwide have been left both surprised and moved by the binge-worthy series, with many taking to social media after finishing it to gush over its excellence.

The war-time thriller has become a huge hit with viewers.
Netflix

We are, of course, talking about the psychologically-thrilling, historical-fiction series, All The Light We Cannot See.

Written by author Anthony Doerr back in 2014, the war-time novel became an instant hit and remained on The New York Times Best Seller List for over 200 weeks.

After sending bookworms all over the world into a frenzy by teasing its release for over a year, the Netflix original finally landed last month, and stars plenty of extremely familiar faces.

Set during World War II, both the multiple-perspective book and subsequent series focus on the likes of two main characters.

Marie-Laure LeBlanc (played by Aria Mia Loberti) is a blind French girl who takes refuge with her reclusive Uncle Etienne (Hugh Laurie) in the coastal town of Saint-Malo after her father (Mark Ruffolo) is arrested as the Nazis invade Paris.

Meanwhile, Warner Pfennig (Louis Hofmann) is a bright German orphan, who is accepted into the Hitler Youth before rising up the ranks in military school due to his radio technology skills.

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Viewers of the show have since taken to social media to heap praise onto producers for their adaptation job.

In a thread that asks about the 'most underrated gem's on Netflix at the moment', one user mentions All The Light We Cannot See. 

Hugh Laurie is one of the series' most famous faces.
Netflix

"I absolutely loved it and I truly underestimated it at first", one commented.

Another admitted: "enjoyed this but the book was SO much better".

Posting a GIF of someone rating something 5*, a third tweeted: "just watched all the light we cannot see and i'm crying my eyes out"

A second agreed: "Watched All The Light We Cannot See on Netflix and now I don’t have tears left in my body."

Writing a lengthy review on X, another wrote: "I was watching 'All The Light We Cannot See' and there was a poignant scene that captivated me.

"A sister put her hands on her brother's face before he was taken off to war and said, 'Don’t let them change you.' It was incredibly powerful.

"The hard parts of our journey may be life altering. But they don’t have to be life ruining.

The series is the adaptation of a book.
Netflix

"We are walking, breathing reminders of God’s good work, the beauty of redemption, and the evidence of hope.

"So, if what happens to us changes us….Let it only be for the better. <3"

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film