The story itself is good but it’s bogged down by some unnecessary busy-work in the present day and the show never quite recovers from this despite a decent reveal at the end. A mystery involving a missing person, a conflicted protagonist, and a rape investigation in the present all combine to produce a gripping miniseries. 'The Woods' is available to stream on Netflix on June 12, 2020. This was a refreshing subtle social awareness part of the plot, as we see Damiecki bring the character to life with flawless ease. With six episodes, I found the show very bingeable. hitType: 'event', The exciting style of switching the narrative between two timelines makes the show more entertaining and thrilling to watch as more secrets come to light. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), eventAction: 'click_image_ads'

The mystery itself is pretty good and there’s numerous layers and interesting twists that keep things exciting and entice you to watch through to the next episode. window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener('impressionViewable', function(event) { In 1994, four kids go missing in the woods during a summer camp; two of the kids turn up dead and the other two vanish without a trace. The Woods opens with Pawell Kopinski facing the barrel of a gun and then throws you back to the summer camp in 1994 where everything began. All Rights Reserved. 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Epic Dope is the new home of streaming news, views and reviews. ga('ads.send', { if(document.querySelector("#adunit")){ The series also makes viewers aware of the psychological effects of trauma as we are shown how the loss of Kopinski's sister has deeply altered his mind. The narrative of the brutal crime is clearly explored right at the start and as the connection with the present is immediately shown, viewers, become invested in Kopinski's character. If you are logged in, please refresh.

The setting has been changed from an American suburb in the novels to a Polish town in the series. The cinematographers use distinct color schemes to clearly demarcate the two timelines. This lends a breath of fresh air to The Woods, which is the second Polish production on Netflix. All Rights Reserved. hitType: 'event', Pawel becomes privy to family secrets through his journey for the search of his sister, and what he finds may break him. ga('ads.send', { If you believe we have used your copyrighted content without permission, send us an email at [email protected] and we will remove it immediately. Top Weekly Stories So That You Are Up-To-Date. The summer camp sequences are nostalgic and fun to watch, and they successfully create a feeling of melancholy when the kids go missing. }); Episode 1 – | Review Score – 3/5 Episode 2 – | Review Score – 3/5 Episode 3 – | Review Score – 3.5/5 Episode 4 – | Review Score – 3/5 Episode 5 – | Review Score – 3.5/5 Episode 6 – | Review Score – 3/5 . In terms of atmosphere, The Woods absolutely nails it at times and the flashback scenes in 1994 are captivating as you start to question who is and isn’t trustworthy. This reignites his hope that his sister is still alive. © 2020 TheReviewGeek.