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Netflix fans hail 'pure perfection' BBC crime drama that left people begging for more

Netflix fans hail 'pure perfection' BBC crime drama that left people begging for more

It's about to leave Netflix, so they'd better love it while they can.

Netflix viewers are going to have to bid a reluctant farewell to one of the best crime dramas on the platform.

Fortunately, if you've not worked your way round to it yet you'll be able to watch the series on BBC iPlayer as it drops off Netflix on 9 April, otherwise known as two weeks from today.

Don't worry, that's plenty of time to watch it on Netflix if that's your preferred medium to watch shows.

They're on the trail of a missing child.

The series is, of course, The Missing, which as the name suggests is all about someone who goes missing and the aftermath for those left behind.

Basically the premise is that, in 2006, while on the way to Germany for the World Cup, a family's car breaks down and they've got to spend the night in a French town.

However, mum and dad Emily and Tony (Frances O'Connor and James Nesbitt) are horrified when their son Oliver (Oliver Hunt) goes missing - just like the title of the series says - and French detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) cannot solve the case.

Fast forward eight years and Tony is divorced from Emily, but he still hasn't given up on the search for Oliver.

In the end, he persuades Baptiste to reopen the case of his missing son, and plenty of things happen from there which we won't spoil, because you should watch The Missing and find out these things for yourself. You can watch the trailer here:

It's more critically acclaimed than anything Harlan Coben has had adapted on Netflix, so if you went crazy for Fool Me Once then The Missing ought to knock your proverbial socks off.

And Netflix viewers certainly seem to be thinking along those lines, as many who are watching The Missing on the streaming service acknowledge they're 'late to the party' but admit the drama 'blew me away'.

While others voiced their appreciation of the show's second season and the stupendous collection of 16 episodes in total for your viewing pleasure.

Their son goes missing and they don't know where to turn.

That's right, there were actually two seasons of The Missing as Julien Baptiste returned for another mystery of a missing child, also staring David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes - which one viewer described as 'pure perfection'.

If that doesn't sufficiently scratch your itch then you can hop over to iPlayer and watch the spin-off Baptiste, as Tchéky Karyo's French detective gained quite the fan club and viewers had a voracious appetite for more of him.

Have no fear about being late to the party on this one, some shows are just too good to pass up on.

The Missing is available to stream on BBC iPlayer and Netflix, but will depart the latter on 9 April.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, Netflix