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29th Nov 2023

People are raving about this bingeable new Netflix crime series

Stephen Porzio

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One for fans of murder mysteries and Nordic noirs.

Earlier this week, JOE wrote about the Netflix original series The Rain being rediscovered years after its release. However, a new show on the streamer is also earning rave reviews from viewers.

That is the Swedish series A Nearly Normal Family, a six-part adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name by M.T. Edvardsson.

The plot synopsis for the show reads:

“The Sandells live a quiet life in an affluent suburb. Ulrika is a busy lawyer, Adam is a priest, and their daughter, Stella, works in a bakery. Everything appears status quo — until Stella’s suspected in the murder of the man she’s been seeing, who was killed after a night out.

“Now Stella’s in custody, and her parents are trying to keep it all together as the investigation ensues. They want to help Stella at any cost, but how much do they really know about their daughter — or each other?”

In the days following its release onto Netflix, A Nearly Normal Family appears to have gone down a treat with viewers – earning an 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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A Nearly Normal Family is streaming on Netflix now

One audience review on the site reads: “A Nearly Normal Family is really worth watching. Great storyline, acting and well paced.

“I would have to say it’s one of the best limited series I have seen to date and hopefully there will be more on this level in the future. Do yourself a favor and binge watch this one. You won’t be disappointed.”

Another Rotten Tomatoes user said: “I had to watch all episodes in one go. Six episodes. Always dying to know what happens next. Great acting. Great storyline. Easy watching. Got into it immediately unlike many things I watch.”

A third added: “Utterly compulsive viewing. Great acting throughout, well produced and directed. Absorbing depth to the soundtrack. The feel of a classic.”

A fourth person wrote: “Loved the book and the series is really well done. Super suspenseful.”

A Nearly Normal Family is streaming on Netflix now. Check out the trailer right here:

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