Based on the book by Harlen Coben, who also created and executively produced the series, Safe is a Netflix Original that shouldn't be missed. It is thrilling from start to finish and will have you completely engrossed with your jaw on the ground at the end of each of the eight episodes that have been made.
Starring Michael C Hall (Dexter) as the lead, with a supporting cast that includes Audrey Fleurot (Spiral), Marc Warren, Amanda Abbington and a whole host other well known British actors, Safe focuses on Tom Delaney, a paediatric surgeon and widowed father of two teenage daughters.
Struggling to connect to his daughters as they still grieve the loss of their mother one year prior, Tom's world is turned upside down when his 16-year-old daughter Jenny goes missing after a night out with her boyfriend, who incidentally is also missing. The search for Jenny begins but all the way along twists and turns unfold as secrets are revealed and life for the residents in the gated community they all live in will never be the same.
Similar to Broadchurch, this is a fast paced, engaging show that had me hooked fifteen minutes in. The end of the first episode was such a shock that I was compelled to keep watching and very quickly found myself unable to turn it off. There are however two teeny problems.
I struggled initially with Michael C Hall's English accent, not that it wasn't good, I just couldn't wrap my head around it but thankfully that soon passed.
Second problem was the ending. After my epic binge of all eight episodes I did feel a little disappointed but at least it did get a proper ending and hasn't been drawn out for a second season – always a bonus! This is an easy thumbs up for anybody looking for a gritty who-done-it.
And for those of you who loved Safe, there have been multiple Harlen Coben adaptations for Netflix which include The Woods, The Stranger and The Innocent – all of which you can stream right now.