I sat down to watch Netflix yesterday and saw that another Netflix Original series had been added, and I immediately squealed. So far I have have loved almost every single one of the Netflix Originals! This one is slightly different though because the episodes will be released weekly versus all in one batch. Im not sure how I feel about this because I really love binge watching on Netflix, but then again I also like to have something to look forward to each week. Not to mention this will officially put Netflix in the game with the cable providers!
This new series Between is a doomsday series geared towards teens. The storyline is about a mysterious disease has hit the small town of Pretty Lake and the members of this town quickly realize that this mysterious disease only affects people over 22. Now this group of teenagers must find a way to survive without any adults while being quarantined in this small ten mile radius town.
Now keep in mind that I am only basing this review off the first episode. Surprisingly I found myself not really relating with Jennette McCurdy as the main character Wiley, because I have seen her as the Disney characters that I have loved over the years with my children (Sam & Cat and iCarly). Which is probably why I couldn’t see her playing a pregnant high school teen. Hopefully I will get past this because I like her as an actress. Other than her not a single other character stuck out to me in this episode.
The storyline is pretty decent. A mysterious disease strikes a small town and is only affecting the people who are over 22, at least from what we can tell this far in the story. They built up that the rich family who’s mother dies will play the villain in this series which is pretty predictable. I don’t understand the virus completely other than that anyone over 22 can die at any second without zero warning. Can you imagine being 21 and having a birthday coming up in this town? Yikes! Without giving any spoilers, we were left with a cliffhanger which is both frustrating and guarantees that I will be watching this again next week to see what happens.
In all if you enjoy doomsday style movies you have to check this one out because it absolutely has some potential.
New episodes will of Between will be available on Netflix every Thursday at 11:30pm and in the meantime the first episode titled “Schools out” is available now!