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Feb 20, 2020

Last week, I posted something online about Outlander and how watching it made me want to pluck my eyeballs out. The public was up in arms. They came after me with pitchforks. I had no idea how many of you actually watch Outlander without a gun pointed to your head forcing you to do so. I put this online, and a sweet woman commented that she too hated Outlander. 

Then she added a show that I would like. Little did she know, I had already watched it. I had already formed opinions about it. I am here to tell all of you about a show that looked fascinating based on the trailer. I’m emphasizing that point. Based on an International bestseller by Harlan Coben, today we are talking about The Stranger streaming on Netflix. 

Show Notes:

  • [02:02] Netflix came out with this little gem called The Stranger.
  • [02:12] It also brought us a series by another Harlan Coben called Safe. I can't tell you how this one turned out, because it was like watching grass grow but slower.
  • [02:48] Why would I dive into another series based on one of these books? The trailer! The music was scary and gripping. 
  • [03:27] It also made me think I would care about the woman at the center of all of this madness.
  • [04:22] The Stranger reveals Corinne's deep dark secrets, but she is revealed in flashbacks because she is missing. 
  • [05:02] All of her flashbacks are glorious. I hated her, and I didn't care that she was missing.
  • [06:27] The lead detective is the same woman who played the mean spiteful Miss O'Brien in Downton Abbey. The same lady's maid who dropped the soap and made Cora lose the baby.
  • [07:04] Lady detectives need to wear clothes that have a little stretch and give in case they need to chase a rapist.
  • [08:01] I had problems with the show. I wanted it to be good. It just didn't do it for me.
  • [09:02] I'm giving this movie 1 Spanx because that crossbody bag held up to some pretty intense stuff.

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