The Rain is meant to bring a welcome relief to the heat but what if it doesn’t?
This review was written after seeing three episodes of The Rain, however it doesn’t spoil beyond the premise of the series to allow viewers to experience the series for themselves.
This is the question raised by Netflix’s first Danish original (8 episodes). The Rain tells the story of Simone (Alba August) a teenager whose removed from school one day by her farther Frederik (Lars Simonsen) ahead of a rain storm that is deadly as it is causing havoc throughout Scandinavia .
After making it to their shelter Simone and her family, including brother Rasmus (Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen) and parents, seem safe but when their father goes in search of a cure for The Rain, the siblings must fend for themselves. After six years passes, the duo leave the safety of the bunker and begin a quest for their father in a very different world then what they knew. It becomes evident that despite the world changing and freedom to be whom they want to be they can’t escape the struggles of growing up.
The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen, Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear, Beyond Beyond) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte, The New Tenants, Long Story Short) and has a an interesting concept that is both thrilling and different
Alba Augest and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen give solid performances as the duo, proving they will be ones to watch as their careers develop
Set your weekend plans aside and enjoy a Danish series that delivers on being captivating and engrossing you won’t regret it
The Rain premieres Friday on Netflix