Two Summers is a newly released Belgian thriller series on Netflix. It has 6 episodes and each of them runs for 45 minutes. It has some good faces in the cast and has an intriguing story that is current and relevant. You should certainly count this show on your watchlist. As mentioned it is a Belgian show and if you haven’t watched any Belgian shows then you should check out some of them. Twee Zomers has six 45 minutes episodes, so it has a lot of time for the characters to make their impressions. This series has both a good story and great character that you will want to check out.
The show has a time frame of 30 years so all the characters are shown by two actors. The camera hovers back and forth between the summer of 1992 and the present, so just a little makeup will not cut. For the same characters. So they chose 2 characters and did a great job as the actors look fairly similar to one another. Their appearance has been taken care of and the character looks like their old self similar to one another. The gang joins to celebrate the birthdays of 2 of them turning 50. Be cautious there are various characters that you need to digest quickly to get along with the story and the drama of the friends.
Episode 1 Opening Credit
If you recall Dark the time-traveling series, they also jumped back and forth in the series. When they did that they divided the screen for the same character so the viewer can catch on and understand it easily.
Two Summers also adopts the same presentation in episode 1. In the present day, an actor is shown dancing and the screen is divided to show the character 30 years ago. It is a fairly efficient and quick method. In episode 2 opening credit is shorter so you need to watch the first episode attentively.
The plot of the show is the fact that male friends in the group sexually assaulted one of the females in 1992. She passed out completely when this happened and it was filmed on an old video camera. Just before they meet one male friend receives a text message alongside a video. The message was asking for ransom in Bitcoin otherwise they will release the video online. As these men are now 50 and have a family and a career so they took this video threat seriously.
The story also shows how the boys feel about this now. Maybe it was just boys being boys or is it #mee too, did the female really want it? On the other hand, some men hate themselves as they were involved in this event and they feel bad and guilty for what they did. Now it has come around to haunt them. It shows perfectly the argument “not all men” while mentioning “still some men”. We hear from the men themselves in the show which hits hard for both male and female audiences.
Also one of the members died in 1992 summer while partying, and audiences get the story of death as well and how it relates to the event that happened.