Do be a “Stranger”

Georgia Thorpe, staff writer

Life hasn’t changed much since the virus put our lives on lockdown. It just feels as if this weird time is playing endless reruns of lazy days. I am quite happy actually, my introverted self is thriving within the walls of my yellow brick home. Despite the lack of a social life that I possessed prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, my current social life is drier than the Atacama Desert. Now it feels as if my only friends are TV show characters.

I have found many ways to be productive…That is if you count marathons as productive. Netflix marathons to be exact. The show ‘The Stranger’, a Netflix Original, is the most recent show I have watched to occupy the innumerable hours that the days now seem to possess. Based on Harlan Coben’s suspenseful novel, the show does not disrespect its literate roots. The twisted web of family secrets makes for an intricate plot that follows suburban dad, Adam Price, into a dark conspiracy following his missing wife. Soon enough other families find themselves caught in this web of conspiracy with their secrets and lies shown to the public eye by a mysterious individual addressed as the stranger.

With only eight episodes, this is a quick watch sure to leave you wanting more. To me, this show felt like a Dateline episode stretched into a series with attractive actors. You will be on the edge of your seat every minute of watching this because this show doesn’t reveal anything unless it absolutely has to.

I highly recommend this to everyone for it has many “mini-plots” surrounding people of all ages, making it appealing to most. So, go ahead! Make some popcorn, put on your sweatpants, and camp out on the couch, because trust me, once you start this show you will not want to stop!