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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intriguing Danish teen mystery has language, drinking.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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Nicely combining a teen drama with spooky space secrets and a Scooby Doo-esque "gang solves a mystery" setup, this Danish import has fresh appeal and intriguing riddles. With her realistic scowls and hard-headed curiosity, Emma makes a main character who's easy to relate to and one viewers will want to follow. Privy to information that she and her detective posse aren't, we know that there's a conspiracy going on in Middlebo, and one the adults are in on; in an early scene, we even learn that a signal has emanated from space, with an answer beaming out from the town itself. Just what's going on in this sleepy Danish town?

Viewers will want to watch to find out, but the interpersonal drama has equal appeal as the somewhat solitary Emma makes a firm friend in Marie (Andrea Heick Gadeberg), another town outcast and the only other female member of the teen investigation gaggle. Watching them bond, and then feed off each other's strengths as the town's mystery heats up is a potent pleasure, and though the action is somewhat slow (impatient watchers will bridle against the many scenes with more mood than plot developments), Chosen is both deliberate and atmospheric, an unusual entry into the teen-mystery genre that will appeal to viewers patient enough to let things unfold.

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