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Netflix's new 'bittersweet' series leaves viewers demanding ‘financial compensation’

Netflix's new 'bittersweet' series leaves viewers demanding ‘financial compensation’

Strap yourselves in and get ready for the tears to flow

Grab the tissues, wrap yourself in a blanket and schedule an appointment with your therapist because Netflix has a new series out and it has people crying like someone just ran over their dog.

For some, it's a 'perfect' show, while others would call it 'bittersweet'; but what viewers can agree on is that Netflix's show One Day has them weeping.

Watch the trailer:

It only just released this week (8 February) and if you're one of those who've already worked their way through the whole thing then you know why it's having such an impact on viewers.

On the face of it, One Day looks like a sweet rom-com with a pretty interesting premise.

The day is 15 July, 1988, as students Emma Morley (Ambika Mod) and Dexter Mayhew (Leo Woodall) are graduating and finally get around to speaking for the first time.

Why is everyone so interested in Dexter and Emma? Guess you'll have to watch the show.

Tomorrow they'll part ways, but they'll wonder where they might be at the same time next year, and the year after, and so on.

As the show goes on, we start going through the years as we see one day (hence the title) in each year and what the pair are up to.

So far, so romantic, and it's a handy narrative device to stretch out the love story over a longer period of time so we're not seeing people fall head-over-heels for someone they bumped into on a train three hours ago or something.

Of course, stretching things out like this allows One Day to take the audience by surprise plenty of times, and judging by the reactions from the viewers, it tugged on their heartstrings so hard that their tear ducts turned into hosepipes.

One traumatised viewer said their mistake was 'blindly thinking it was a cute little romcom', meaning they weren't ready for the emotional gut punches One Day was ready to deal out.

One Day follows one day from each year in the lives of Emma and Dexter starting with the point they first spoke.

Another said they 'haven't cried so much over a TV series since the plane crash episode of Grey's Anatomy', and while I haven't seen Grey's Anatomy and have no idea what that means, I can only assume it's emotionally devastating.

Someone else demanded Netflix give them 'financial compensation and fully funded therapy' as recompense for the emotional damage they suffered.

A fourth viewer wanted to know 'why would you subject people to this amount of pain' over the critically acclaimed (it's got 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) new show.

At this point, you might be wondering why you should go and see a show that's making everyone cry, but those who'd seen it wouldn't have wept if they weren't convinced to care by the show's charms.

Isn't that what we're looking for - a show that sucks us in and makes us care even if our hearts are broken at the end?

One Day is available to stream now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film