Netflix’s You Don’t Know Me is probably one of the most underrated series to come out this year, it is a very intriguing and interesting UK series now available to stream on Netflix.
A young man, who stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming. But at his trial, this man tells an extraordinary story. The series has 4 episodes, each being under 1 hour long.
In this review, I’ll be telling you what I liked and didn’t like about the series along with my rating out of 10 and whether I think you should check it out.
What I Liked
The cast is full of new faces (for me) and I enjoyed that and all the great performances they all put together. Standout performances for me were from Samuel Adewunmi, Roger Nsengiyumva, and Sophie Wilde, they put on some fantastic performances that had me invested in the story and sitting through the almost 1 hour-long episodes.
There was also an appearance from Michael Balogun who you may know from Netflix’s other UK series that you should definitely check out Top boy. I just liked seeing him there, he was great in Top Boy and he is great in this despite having a tiny role.
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The series packs a lot of twists and I genuinely loved that, none of them are predictable in any way (especially the twist in the last episode) and they come in as ways to sort of grow the story and make it just a lot more interesting and intriguing instead of the usual “You didn’t see that you idiot”, the twist sort of go “You didn’t expect that to happen now watch everything go downhill”.
I’m always a big fan of movies/series that put in twists and turns that aren’t there to just make the audience feel dumb for not paying attention to some background detail and this series did not have that, its twists made me continue watching to see how the characters would get out of this new mess.
This series’ story had emotion, drama, and a lot of thrill and was such a joy to watch unfold. The story itself is very long but it all feels worth it because of how well constructed it is and how the pace just moves perfectly (at least for me), when things start going downhill it never really felt out of nowhere for me.
There’s also a lot of story being told, with the series being a total of 4 hours long, you really get a full story and I liked that it was like no detail was left untold and everything told felt necessary and it was.
You know the main reason I loved the ending of this series is because of how it leaves it all to the audience, I don’t want to spoil anything but I like that we were given 2 outcomes and given a choice to pick what we want, a happy ending or a sad one. That ending came out of nowhere but I enjoyed it and felt it was worth the long hours of watching
What I didn’t like
There’s nothing I honestly didn’t like, I loved this series entirely.
My rating out of 10
You Don’t know Me had a great cast, story, and an ending that makes the audience the jury, although the series is long it is worth all the time you give it.
Out of 10, I’m giving the series a 10.
It’s a perfect series and if you didn’t like the ending, just look back at the story and choose an ending you believe Hero deserves and you’ll be good.
If you haven’t checked out You Don’t Know Me then I strongly suggest you do, the series is perfect and will have you on the edge of your seat, especially on the last 2 episodes.<
You Don’t Know Me is a series that you need to watch in a single sitting, it has a perfect story, and cast and I promise you you’ll have a great time watching it.
What did you think about this Hidden Gem? What rating out of 10 do you give it? Which ending did you pick as the appropriate one? Let’s talk down in the comments or on Twitter, bye.
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