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Review: Treason

An MI6 deputy's bright future takes a sharp turn after a reunion with a Russian spy forces him to question his entire life and which side he truly wants to side with in a looming conflict.

Charlie Cox, Oona Chaplin, Olga Kurylenko, and Tracy Ifeachor

Netflix's latest limited series is exactly what you would expect in more. A gripping plot and interesting characters take what sounds like the plot of a scraped James Bond film and makes something quite interesting.

Charlie Cox really shines in this series and really just works well in a role like this. Hios acting is perfect and from beginning to end he really submerged himself i this role. The series doesn't hold back on how deep into the plot its willing to go taking on issues that modern day governments fear. Unfortunately with all that the thing that holds this show back is the plot itself.

While the overarching aspect works and the payoff is great, It doesn't hit at every time it needs to. There's a lot of unanswered backstory that would've been great and a lot of missed opportunity for growth and real c are for thee characters. With the short episode count and runtime everything moves very quick and there isn't anytimwe for the in universe characters or us to process what's going on.

For me the biggest standout what the final episode. It's structured yet unpredictable and really wraps up the story ina well thought ut conclusion. Every character and arc sees an ending and it fills are the gaps that were left from the previous 4 episodes. While the short and sweet watch was great i do feel for plot sake and viewer sake it would have benefited from and extras episode with flashbacks or just more time to break things down.

While "Treason" is nowhere near the best original series on Netflix, it does its job at creating and interesting real world thriller. Charlie Cox deserves more roles and really proves that he has what it takes with this series.

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