“Do you know who is?”, the suspense series that is one of the most chosen by consumers on the streaming platform. (Netflix)
It just premiered in Netflix became one of the most popular series marathoned of the platform and climbed to the first three positions. Do you know who it is? is its title and it is a story of 8 episodes marked by plot twists, with shocking scenes that will surprise you minute by minute. marked by the nobody is who he seems to bethe series goes for shock and convincingly manages to keep you glued to your chair until the end of each episode.
The life of Laura Oliver (Tony Collette) seems most routine and peaceful. She lives in a small town where she assists ex-combatants to overcome their traumas. She is Andrea’s mother (Bella Heatcote), who is living with her (eventually) and who works as a telephone operator answering 911 calls. The day Andy turns 30 they go to lunch together, but something is going to happen in that restaurant that will change both their lives forever.
A man pulls out a gun and shoots a woman who is chatting with Laura at close range. In the midst of the chaos Laura pounces on her daughter Andy to protect her and when the man tries to shoot her daughter, they struggle. Thus, the murderer sticks a knife in Laura’s hand and she with the white weapon that crosses her palm, cuts his throat and the man dies. She becomes for the media the new heroine. But, not everything is as it appears to the naked eye.
Thus begins this series that promises many plot twists based on Laura’s past and the new life that Andy will have to face when her mother forces her to take refuge in a distant place that she does not know.
The story makes heavy use of flashbacks that help viewers understand the past of this mysterious woman. Who is Laura really and who are her enemies? That will be the question that we will try to solve throughout the episodes. The fiction was intended as a miniseries and so far there is no news of a continuation or second season.
“Have you ever felt like you knew someone as well as possible, and then one day it becomes crystal clear that you were dead wrong?” Andy asks a man in a bar trying to find an explanation for everything he’s going through.
Pieces of Her It is an adaptation of the homonymous novel written by Karin Slaughter published in 2018 and is directed by different women including minkie spiro (Dead to Me, Fosse/Verdon), charlotte stoudt (who is also a scriptwriter for the series), Bruna Papandrea and Lesli Linka Glatter.
The story catches you from its first episode but then fades into situations that are sometimes unlikely and a script framework that is difficult to follow. Even so, it invites you to consume it quickly, one episode after another, since it plays a lot with the cliffhanger (endings that leave the tension very high and create the need to continue watching more episodes).
The rest of the cast is made up of Jessica Barden (like Laura in her youth), Terry O’Quinn (who played Locke in the series lost and here he plays Martin Queller, a millionaire businessman who founded the pharmaceutical giant QuellCorp), Nicholas Burton, Winston Cooper, Joe Dempsie, Omari Hardwick, Anita Hegh, Genevieve Hegney and Aaron Jeffry.