“Possessions” is streaming now on HBOMax.
In my job, I get to watch a lot of shows. And I do mean a lot. These days, with all the streaming services, it’s not easy to get to every title before they air. So when I have time, I search all my screening sites to check out what I may have missed along the way.
I recently came across a thrilling melodramatic series on HBO Max that premiered in January — “Possessions.” While I often shy away from subtitled shows, I stuck with this one and I needed to share it with others.
The first few minutes drew me in, and let’s just say I was up until all hours of the night watching the series. It is a French-Hebrew psychological thriller about a French family living in Israel.
The series opens with Natalie’s wedding in Israel. While viewers get a sense that things are not perfect with her family, they are drawn into the glorious wedding and the relationship between Natalie and her groom.
But suddenly, the lights go out. When they come back on the groom is laying dead on the floor — with Natalie’s wedding dress drenched in blood. In her hand? A bloody knife destined for the wedding cake.
Natalie is immediately taken into police custody where she insists on having someone from the French consulate come to see her. She resists having an attorney, insisting she is innocent.
Karim, a French diplomat, arrives to assist this ex-patriot with her dilemma. He is intrigued by Natalie and decides to look into the situation himself.
Karim immediately notices something … off … with Natalie’s family. As he delves into their past, and what is behind all their secrecies, his intrigue only grows. She’s definitely hiding something, but he knows Natalie didn’t kill her husband. So what exactly happened when the lights went out for those few seconds?
Without any spoilers, let’s just say that this is a fascinating mystery that will capture the attention of viewers. With French and Hebrew subtitles, it might be a little off-putting for some viewers, however it is not a difficult series to follows. It is a diamond in the rough when it comes to shows that have gone relatively unnoticed. Check it out for yourself on HBO Max.
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