Parents' Guide to

Fool Me Once

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Complacent Harlan Coben series has violence, language.

TV Netflix Drama 2024
Fool Me Once TV show poster: portraits of the cast hover above an English countryhouse

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Is It Any Good?

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Netflix's Harlan Coben series have become a cozy and reliable source for mystery stories that know how to sustain suspense and intrigue, but this one drops the ball. Fool Me Once never really gains momentum, and the characters are only defined in broad strokes (overbearing mother, drunk widower, rookie cop, etc.). Lead actor Michelle Keegan can't quite get the tone right -- her character mostly shrugs off all the strange and malevolent things that happen, despite her deep personal stake in them. The result is a mystery with mechanics that function, but without the production support to make them work.

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