Netflix fans have been heaping praise on another of the streaming giant’s latest series, saying that it is ‘absolutely brilliant’.
Swedish drama A Nearly Normal Family – translated form its original title En Helt Vanlig Familj – follows the Sandell family through a murder trial, as they make ‘desperate moves to protect one another’.
The six-part show was released in its entirety on November 24, and plenty of subscribers to the platform have already been able to binge their way through all four-plus hours.
One said on X: ‘Just finished watching a nearly normal family on Netflix, it was absolutely brilliant.’
Another gave the series an ’11/10′, while someone else gave the show a more reserved ’10/10′.
Netflix’s synopsis reads: ‘When a 19-year-old is accused of murdering her lover, the facade of her seemingly perfect family begins to crack’
Viewers are loving the series, and many are offering specific praise for its attention on serious themes such as rape and sexual assault
It seems that this view of the ‘excellent’ new series – based on M.T. Edvardsson’s 2018 book with the same name – is a common one, with it earning a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 89 per cent in its debut week.
The adaptation was directed by Per Hanefjord and features The Last Kingdom star Bjorn Bengtsson.
Netflix’s synopsis reads: ‘When a 19-year-old is accused of murdering her lover, the facade of her seemingly perfect family begins to crack.
‘The teen’s parents, a priest and a lawyer, have secrets of their own, too. Just how much do they really know about one another?’
But this is not an everyday thriller. It covers serious topics which was a reason for some to warn would-be viewers, but in others’ eyes made the programme all-the-more important.
One X user said: ‘I advise y’all to watch A Nearly Normal Family on Netflix; it speaks heavily on the topics of rape and consent and the effects that rape have not only to the victim but also immediate family. Tragic.’
Someone else said: ‘Would recommend everyone to watch nearly a normal family on Netflix as a refresher on consent.’