“HIT & RUN” (ENGLISH/HEBREW) NETFLIX
A scintillating collaboration between Israel and Netflix starring inimitable, aggressively masculine, swashbuckling Lior Raz (“Fauda”) as “Segev Azulai”, a benign tour guide in Tel Aviv, his lithesome wife, “Danielle”(Kaelen Ohm) a dancer, whose death, initially assumed accidental, proves anything but; bouncing from New York and Israel, the scenario quivers with layers of duplicity, no one, nothing is as it seems, taunting viewers with multiple thunderbolts, thrilling transformations, subterfuge is at the core of every encounter and “Segev” is a “man for all missions”, stunning to observe, with jaw-dropping intensity, seizing attentiveness from the onset.
“OUTLIER” (NORWEGIAN/ENGLISH) ACORN TV
Meet “Maja Angell” (Hanne Mathisen Haga) a criminologist who returns to her native Norway to investigate a serial killer, preying on marginalized, disenfranchised young women; Maya is not empathetic, but interesting enough to follow her logic and prodigious, tenacious tracking of an amoral, unscrupulous murderer; a deep seeded childhood trauma flows throughout this flawed but compelling series. Haga is an actor to watch, there’s a quiet determination percolating at the nucleus of her performance; boiling, but she is in perpetual control of the temperature.
THREE & ½ STARS!!!
“PROFESSOR T” (REMAKE OF THE BELGIAN CRIME SERIES) AMAZON PRIME
Fascinating, fanciful “Professor Jasper Teerlinck” a genius germaphobe, criminologist, assisting the police in culprit catching; Ben Miller, with psychic causticity, reminiscent of “House”, dazzles in his portrayal of a man who never suffers fools, barely tolerates the ineptitude of his coworkers and lovingly shuns his quirky mother “Adelaide” (finessed, artful depiction by Frances de la Tour). Tightly wrought and finely tuned “Professor T” will keep you gleefully guessing throughout its captivating narrative.
“THE MOUNTAIN DETECTIVE” (FRENCH: ENGLISH SUBTITLES) AMAZON PRIME
Actor Samuel Le Bihan is intriguing, charismatic, as hunky “Alex Hugo” a former detective from Marseilles, whose escape to tranquility, fails, to the heightened pleasure of the viewer. Glorious mountainous terrain, realistic, credible, storylines and preeminent acting cement one’s vigilance for the entirety of the first season.
THREE & ½ STARS!!!