Top New Series on Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ in the Netherlands: A Review by SerieTotaal

News - 18 January 2024
Last week saw a bountiful harvest of new series landing on the major streaming platforms in the Netherlands. The team at SerieTotaal has taken a close look at the latest offerings on Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ and picked out some standout series worth checking out. Here's a rundown of their top picks and why they stand out from the rest.

nnStarting off with a Netflix original series, "Forst" takes viewers on a thrilling journey into a murder case in Poland. The show's creators have masterfully crafted stunning cinematography to bring the story to life, immersing audiences in a chilling world that unravels secrets beyond imagination. Rick Vissers, a reviewer at SerieTotaal, was particularly impressed with the series, awarding it a solid 4-star rating.

Reflecting on his experience watching "Forst," Vissers noted, "The intricate plot of the series goes beyond what can be contained in just six episodes. The characters are layered and complex, adding an element of unpredictability and horror to the narrative." For those looking for a gripping crime drama with a dark, twisty plot, "Forst" is a must-watch.

nnMoving on to HBO Max, "True Detective" season 4 ventures into the wilderness of Alaska, where the desolation is matched only by the intrigue that unfolds. Critic Terence Shea was captivated by the latest season, which introduces a supernatural element to the typically grounded detective series. Drawing comparisons to the hit show "Lost," Shea awarded the season a solid 4-star rating.

Shea commented, "The murder mystery at the heart of the season is expertly woven together, with all the pieces falling into place by the end. The interconnected nature of the plot adds depth and complexity to the story, making it a truly immersive viewing experience." Fans of atmospheric crime dramas with a touch of the supernatural will find plenty to enjoy in "True Detective" season 4.

nnOn Disney+, "The Artful Dodger" brings a fresh twist to a classic tale by Charles Dickens, with Thomas Brodie-Sangster delivering a standout performance as a charismatic doctor and con artist. Critic Naomi Klees was thoroughly impressed with the series, awarding it a perfect 5-star rating. Klees praised the film adaptation for its strong acting, sharp dialogue, and gripping tension, describing it as a delightful blend of "Peaky Blinders" and "Da Vinci's Demons.

" Klees remarked, "'The Artful Dodger' captures the essence of Dickens' storytelling with a modern flair, blending chaos, glamour, and music in a way that is both captivating and true to the spirit of the original work." For a captivating period drama with a twist, "The Artful Dodger" is a top recommendation.nnIn conclusion, the latest series on Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ offer a diverse range of storytelling styles and genres, catering to a wide audience of viewers.

From the gripping crime drama of "Forst" to the supernatural mystery of "True Detective" season 4 and the period charm of "The Artful Dodger," there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out these top picks and add them to your watchlist for some quality binge-watching entertainment.