Into The Night Netflix Series Review : The Sun Is Killing Lives In New Belgian Thriller


Into The Night is the first Belgian show on Netflix which is created by Jason George and released on May 1, 2020. The show is available in English, Dutch and French. It is based upon the Polish science fiction novel The Old Axolotl by Jacek Dukaj.

Have you ever thought the cause of the very existence of life on earth i.e. the Sun turns up taking lives as it rises ? Well Into The Night is an Apocalyptic sci fi thriller show that takes a look at the above question very seriously.

  • Overall  : 8/10
  • Bananas for acting : 8/10
  • Bananas for Direction : 8/10
  • Bananas for Story : 8/10
  • Bananas for Screenplay & Cinematography : 8/10
  • Bananas for Music : 7/10
  • Bananas for Hype : 7/10

Without spoiling it to you, Into The Night starts with an airport where a number of passengers are just getting on the flight before it takes off when a NATO officer breaks in with a gun and makes the pilot take off the airplane. Later, it turns out the only humans that are left are on the flight. There are flights going on in between the passengers and things go wrong including shortage of fuel and encountering some murderous British soldiers.

Into The Night is a bingeable apocalyptic thriller with a very good sense of timing and distribution per episode. It has a total of six episodes , each under 40 minutes. The show’s creators are successful in introducing all the characters in just the first 15 minutes of the show.

Pauline Etienne as Sylvie is perfectly good as she catches up with the problem and starts feeling responsible for all the lives aboard the plane. Laurent Capelluto as Mathieu is excellent as the pilot who is the most responsible and has a great sense of decision making. Stéfano Cassetti as Terenzio, Mehmet Kurtulus as Ayaz, Babetida Sadjo as Laura and Jan Bijvoet as Rik are also a well choice for their respective charecters.

The show proceeds with showing details and flashbacks of the main characters who are Mathieu, Sylvie, Terenzio and Ayaz, Rik and Jakub. These main characters are written up with details making each of them look unique in it’s own way. Ayaz is a mysterious Turkish man who is so honest to speak up against his own life and on the other hand Terenzio is an Italian officer who is arrogant and even kills people whom he doesn’t like. The rivalry between the two of them contributes a great share in making the show binge worthy.

In a situation where there is an actual pandemic in the world supposedly ending the world and killing lives, the show is released on Netflix in the quarantine time. Overall, the show is averagely good and bingeable so you might wanna grab some popcorns or anything you have in quarantine and complete the series in one go.


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