Swapping the Tardis for a life of crime, David Tennant’s new Netflix series has left viewers feeling more than a little claustrophobic. One of the streaming giant’s most ambitious projects to date, Criminal consists of twelve episodes, filmed in four different countries (the UK, Germany, France, and Spain), with three episodes dedicated to each dialect.
Criminal is described by Netflix as a “stripped down, cat-and-mouse drama” that promises to focus “on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects”. Filmed entirely within the confines of a police interview room, this isn’t for anyone who doesn’t like tight spaces.
Alongside Tennant, Line of Duty‘s Rochenda Sandall and MCU-favourite Hayley Atwell star. Let’s just say, Atwell is looking pretty different from her time as Mrs. Captain America. The trailer looks like Criminal will be just as tense as the description makes it sounds.
Other recurring actors include Nicholas Pinnock, Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Mark Stanley, and Shubham Saraf, while Youssef Kerkour and Clare-Hope Ashitey also guest star.
Only recently, Indian thriller Pihu was triggering some major anxiety. The premise of Pihu is a two-year-old girl trapped at home and unable to wake her mother. Cue tense scenes of irons being left on, potential electrocution, exploding water heaters, and hanging off balconies. If that doesn’t have your palms sweating, chances are you probably aren’t a kid person.
Fans quickly posted on Twitter and shared how uncomfortable they felt:
Pihu #Netflix— Bonolo Rivers (@Nolo_Tiro) August 3, 2019
Not even half way through the movie & im already 😭😭😭.
If u are a parent pls watch this movie.
just saw the move Pihu on netflix..nobody talk to me pic.twitter.com/9CGTzeVz6z— PrettyECCENTRIC🔮 (@rayyah_idk) August 3, 2019
Can we talk about “Pihu” on Netflix??? That’s honestly the most stressful hour and a half I’ve ever had in my life. 😖😖😖— THE NIGHT KING WAS RIGHT!!! (@swindellium) August 5, 2019
PARENTS… I recommend watching Pihu on Netflix— Key🦄 (@2KeyChainz__) August 3, 2019
DISCLAIMER: You will cry and possibly have a panic attack
I just watched #Pihu on Netflix Most dangerous appartement ever. Only thing that saved that little girl was Allah. Palms sweating when she stood on that balcony. Don’t do heights!— Danielle Johnson (@DanniJavaid94) August 8, 2019
I just watched Pihu on Netflix… pic.twitter.com/fl6om35OoV— Genesis 🕸 (@exhibit666) August 3, 2019
The idea of Criminal is a clever one. Anyone who’s watched movies like Phone Booth, Saw, and 1408 will know how keeping the action to a single location can really amp up the pressure.
All 12 episodes of Criminal are coming to Netflix on September 20, so there’s still a bit of a wait before we see the all-star cast in action.
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