Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Widow Series Reviewed

Interesting Drama Series

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The Widow searches in the Jungle
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My husband and I just finished watching The Widow, a drama series that we streamed from Amazon. I thought you might be interested in a review of the series.

We thought that this eight episode series was fascinating to watch. The episodes are each around 45 minutes so it didn't take too awfully long to watch. 

The story begins with Georgia Mason (played by Kate Beckinsale) suspecting that her husband Will might actually be alive after a plane crash three years before in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The reports of the crash stated that there were no survivors of that crash and Georgia has spent three years in mourning her loss. A broadcast of a riot in the DRC shows a man that looks very much like her husband that begins her search to find him. She can't see the man's face but he is wearing an orange baseball cap just like the one her Will wore. 

As you can imagine, Georgia decides to go to the DRC hoping to find her husband. She had been there before just after the crash and had befriended a man who had lost his wife in the same crash. Georgia meets Emmanuel again on this second trip; asking for his help to find out if her husband somehow survived that crash. 

The series is filled with suspense and action as Georgia encounters people who knew Will. As viewers we see corrupt people taking advantage of the poverty stricken people of the region. We find out about smugglers and the recruitment of children for rebel militias. While watching each episode we are given a hint of what it might be like to live in the Congo as a person with some means and as a person who is barely surviving. 

My husband and I liked the several twists in the plot as the story unfolds. There were some flashbacks offered to explain some of what drove the different characters in their choices and those were interesting, also. Overall, each episode kept us interested and wanting to see more. We have found that we very much enjoy the original series that Amazon has produced.

If you like suspense and action that occurs in a place you might never be ever to see, I think you will enjoy this series, too.




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4 comments:

  1. I watched The Widow in the last few weeks too. I was surprised by how much I liked the series. There were several characters that I really liked a lot and several that I detested. I would also recommend this series. It made me think again how people really are diverse. How some can be so loving, while others are extremely self-serving. Great review Bev!

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  2. This sounds like an interesting series. I like suspense stories and have always found place settings in stories fascinating as a way to learn about an area I'll probably never have an opportunity to visit myself.

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  3. Oh Bev, I think I really like the sounds of this series. I never seem to get into too many of them as they are more like soap operas than anything else. This series sounds like it has a lot more going for it. Thanks for the review, I am very particular about what I spend my time watching, so I will add this series for sure.

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  4. I think I've seen one ad for this series, and promptly forgot about it. But this definitely sounds like the kind of show that's right up my alley. Thank you for the review.

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