“At the end of the Second World War, the lives of a blind French girl and a German soldier intersect. It is August 1944, and in the Nazi-occupied city of Saint-Malo, Marie-Laure Leblanc risks her life broadcasting on the radio during a bombing raid. Werner Pfennig, a young German soldier, hears her.”
This is the starting point of Toda Luz que Não Podemos Ver, the new Netflix series that, since its recent debut on November 2, seems to have completely won over the streaming platform’s subscribers. Critics, however, don’t seem to agree and the verdict is that it doesn’t live up to what was expected.
In fact, it is not surprising that it is among the most watched series on the platform in recent days, as historical fiction had the potential to triumph: it is the new work by the creator of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight, together with one of the creators of Stranger Things, Shawn Levy, and has a notable cast with actors like Hugh Laurie and Mark Ruffalo.
Furthermore, All the Light We Cannot See had a certain prestige from the beginning, as it is the adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name by Anthony Doerr, a 500-page gem that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015.
With just four episodes, the series takes just four hours to watch. But in it, viewers follow over the course of a decade the intertwined destinies of its two protagonists, who, through a shared secret bond, regain faith in humanity and see a glimpse…
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