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People shocked by 'great' Netflix series that went under the radar when it released

Callum Jones

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People shocked by 'great' Netflix series that went under the radar when it released

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If you're not quite in the festive mood to stick on a Christmas movie yet, then you may want to try this thriller currently making the headlines on Netflix.

If you're a subscriber of the popular streaming platform, and let's face it who isn't, then you'll know it can be difficult to know what to put on.

Scrolling through each category on Netflix and finding something to watch is never easy, so seeing what others are talking about online is always helpful.

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Recently, we've had viewers praise a 'bone-chilling' series based on a true story, and now many subscribers are hyping up a series that seemingly went under the radar when it released in 2018.

The Rain released on the streaming platform some five years ago now, starring the likes of Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Alba August and Evin Ahmad.

The series essentially sees the world as we know it come to an end thanks to a rain-carried virus that wipes out nearly everyone in Scandinavia.

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The Rain released on Netflix in 2018. Credit: Netflix
The Rain released on Netflix in 2018. Credit: Netflix

This particular Netflix series picks up some years after the devastating virus, as the official symposis explains: "Six years after a rain-borne virus wipes out most of Scandinavia's population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety — and answers."

Despite being over five years ago, many are watching The Rain for the first time, and it's been a hot topic of conversation on the 'Netflix Bangers' Facebook group.

"Raining here for the last two days so I decided to watch The Rain," one person wrote on the popular group.

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They added: "I'm on episode 4 and quite enjoying it."

Many fellow subscribers flocked to the comments section of the post and it's safe to say The Rain has a lot of fans.

"I've seen this series and it's great," one person simply wrote.

A second added: "Great series. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this show."

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One fan labelled the series as 'great'. Credit: Netflix
One fan labelled the series as 'great'. Credit: Netflix

While a third remarked: "Watched it, pretty good series, just hope they continue with another season."

Critics certainly seem to agree with fans on The Rain as the series sits at an impressive 82 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.

Sean T. Collins, from the Decider, wrote: "It's not so much that The Rain breaks new ground for the postapocalyptic-dystopia narrative. It's simply that it shows how much more ground there is to explore in that great big quarantine zone of a genre."

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While The Daily Beast's Nick Schager penned: "Its confident storytelling provides plenty of hope."

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Film and TV

Callum Jones
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