There’s been a few, but without a doubt the pick of the bunch has been Ozark, which features Jason Bateman as a husband who drags his family to the Ozarks following a money laundering scheme gone wrong.
The storyline is rich, but where it really excels is the acting, and in particular Julie Garner’s Ruth.
Anyway, you’re probably wondering why I’m banging on about Ozark, aren’t you?
Well, Netflix’s latest murder mystery/crime drama White Lines has been likened to Ozark by numerous people, and I’m here to tell you it’s available to stream today.
Created by Alex Pina, who also did Money Heist, this 10-part crime drama takes place 20 years after the mysterious disappearance of a popular Manchester DJ from Ibiza. When his body is uncovered after two decades, his sister makes a trip out to the Spanish island to see if she can piece together exactly what happened.
According to the synopsis, “her investigation leads her through a thrilling world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character in a place where people live life on the edge.”
“Your brother, he’s not the one you remembered,” Laura is told ominously in the preview.
“I’m not leaving until I get what I came for – the truth,” she says as police discover a skeleton covered in sand on the beach.
“Everyone here had a reason to hate Axel, and most of us had a reason to kill him,” says Daniel Mays’ character.
“I don’t recognise myself in Ibiza,” says Laura as she’s lead down a path of Ecstacy and partying.
Speaking about the series, star Danny Mays told Sky News’ Backstage podcast it’s not like anything he’s worked on before.
“It is a sort of impossible show to categorise and describe,” the Line Of Duty actor told them.
“It’s a complete extravaganza of high-end drama, comedy, deep-rooted emotion.
“There’s two parallel storylines 20 years apart, so you’ve got two actors playing the same role. You’ve got different languages, different nationalities of actors – it’s a kind of eclectic mix and unlike anything I’ve ever been in before.
All 10 episodes of White Lines are available to stream – I can’t wait ton tuck into it later.
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