Netflix’s ‘Quicksand’ is short and sweet

May 22, 2019


Just when you thought Netflix originals couldn’t get any better, they did. This so-far one season show called Quicksand just recently came out in April, and it sparked my attention the moment I read the description. The series is based in Stockholm, Sweden, so I was a little skeptical at first considering there are voice-overs in English. However, when I read that the plot was about a high school shooting and a student getting put on trial for murder, I was intrigued.

The opening scene is very graphic and quite hard to watch. Student Maja (Hannah Ardén) is covered in blood and surrounded by dead students. Cops quickly enter the room and put her in handcuffs. She is too stunned to move or say anything. After cleaning her up, she is taken into questioning.
The rest of the season alternates between current time and flashbacks. These flashbacks involve a lover, Sebastian (Felix Sandman), trips, partying and all that went on in Maja’s life and how things went south in her relationship with Sebastian.

I loved that this series shows — piece by piece — how and why the events happened. I feel that it kept my attention because I was curious every time an episode ended in a cliffhanger. Although it does show a lot of what some high schoolers deal with, there are parts that seem completely unrealistic. Nevertheless, it is oh-so entertaining.

If you find dramas like Thirteen Reasons Why interesting, then I would definitely suggest that you watch Quicksand. It follows a dark storyline but draws your attention in so that you can’t look away. On top of that, it’s only six episodes. You could knock that out in a day.

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