Review: Stay Close, a Harlan Coben mystery

Stay Close is another Netflix adaptation of a Harlan Coben mystery. This one is set in England and features Cush Jumbo in the lead role. The series grabs you by the neck of your tee shirt and drags you along with a cliffhanger at the end of every episode to keep you binge watching. The music is intended to feel like a sprint as well.

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Criminal – 4 related series set in UK, Germany, Spain, and France

Netflix series Criminal consists of 4 separate 3 episode sets of stories. They are Criminal: UK, Criminal: Germany, Criminal: Spain, and Criminal: France. Each of the episodes uses the same sets, but the cops and the languages change. Every episode is about an interrogation.

The cast and the crimes change for each country, but the interrogation room and the room where the police gather on the back side of a big mirror remain the same. The hallway outside with its coffee and snack machines, operable windows, stairway, and elevator are the same. The cameras, the clocks, the furniture all reused.

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