Two new from Peacock

Two new from Peacock
Two new from Peacock
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Noughts and Crosses

This British series is based on the YA novels that take place in an alternate world where the African continent colonized England, creating a servant class of the white natives. In an inevitable comparison to Romeo and Juliet, a young mixed-race couple falls in love, which is strictly illegal. The performers all create compelling characters and the switched take on the traditional racial divisions provides interesting insights. On top of that, the creation of this Afrocentric world is fascinating and the costume designs are beautiful. Although some might find it too intensely dark and dramatic, I found it captivating at times and riveting at others. 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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Departure

In the first few minutes, a transatlantic flight disappears. The remainder of the series has a team back in London trying to solve the mystery. It’s fascinating to watch the investigative work, but the inevitable conspiracy adds layers to the process. Performances are all strong and the plot continually adds twists to keep it interesting. There’s not a lot original here and some of it pushes credibility, but as a procedural with a disaster at the center (or in the water) it’s enjoyable. 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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