“Bodies” (2023) New Series on Netflix. Review: A mixture between the most classic detective series and science fiction

Bodies is a 2023 British crime thriller limited series created for Netflix by Paul Tomalin. It is based on the DC Vertigo comic book and graphic novel of the same name written by Si Spencer and illustrated by Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick, and Phil Winslade. It stars Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Shira Haas, Amaka Okafor, and Kyle Soller.

Three bodies found under similar circumstances in different time periods will lead us to a future where the same sequence is repeated, but the body is not dead. Similar time periods that share arguments and a connected case to be solved over time.

A mysterious organization is behind it, controlling time.

A repeated phrase.

This new (and highly entertaining) English thriller from Netflix starts with this spectacular plot, which will undoubtedly please fans of the genre. It has it all and knows how to take advantage of and combine science fiction with a detective narrative like Sherlock Holmes.

Once again, the world of comics knows how to bring us the arguments and ideas that, apparently, the film industry so desperately needs.

About “Bodies”

“Bodies” may be intricate and sometimes difficult to follow. It wants and needs to be confusing to attract the viewer, as it doesn’t want to make it easy or create a series that is “easy” by any means.

It starts from a brilliant idea, and perhaps the aesthetic treatment is not as great, and the pace is too conventional for such an unconventional plot: there is always a risk in inventing something new.

“Bodies” combines novelty and conventionality and manages to merge the two rhythms in an evident and conscious way.
It is elaborate and even refined in its treatment.

Our opinion

Someone also said that “The Big Sleep” was confusing, and it was. “Bodies” is almost the same, and it manages to lead us to a plot that brilliantly converges.

It may not fully please science fiction enthusiasts, and the same may happen to the more classic lovers of nineteenth-century novels, but the mixture is genuinely interesting.

Release Date

October 19, 2023

Where to Watch Bodies

Netflix

The Cast

Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham
Kyle Soller
Kyle Soller
Shira Haas
Shira Haas
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd

Bodies

Bodies

Name: Bodies

Description: One victim, found dead on a London street. Four detectives, in four different time periods, must solve the mystery to protect Britain’s future.

Seasons: 1

Country: United Kingdom

Director(s): Paul Tomalin , Marco Kreuzpaintner

Writer(s): Danusia Samal, Paul Tomalin

Genre: Thriller, Sci-fi

Actor(s): Stephen Graham, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Shira Haas, Amaka Okafor, Kyle Soller, Tom Mothersdale, Synnøve Karlsen, George Parker, Michael Jibson

Companies: Moonage Pictures, Netflix

Our Opinion

It may not fully please science fiction enthusiasts, and the same may happen to the more classic lovers of nineteenth-century novels, but the mixture is genuinely interesting.

Overall

3.4
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