Considering what I’m coming to realize is now a little bit of an addition to Fantasy, I recently binge-watched “Curon” on Netflix, and here’s the review!
“Curon” is an Italian Supernatural television series that premiered June 2020 and is currently streaming on Netflix. Starring Valeria Bilello, Luca Lionello, Federico Russo, Margherita Morchio, and several other very talented actors, the show talks about the story of twins, Mauro and Daria who return with their mother to her hometown, small and eerie ‘Curon’. In an interesting turn of events, the story focuses on a concept that whenever someone represses a part of themselves or their identity, a doppelganger raises out of the town lake with more courage and strength to kill the person and take over their lives. Weird isn’t it? Well, you get to almost the end of the first season before that complete plot is revealed to the watchers. Keeping things a little interesting that way.
However, considering the majority of the plot stays hidden for a bit, it is a little difficult in the first couple episodes to get a hold of what the show is about and understand the idea. A good part of the story revolves around the twins’ mom and her life wrapped in the story of a teen-drama.
While the show promises to have thrill and suspense, it fails a bit in that regard, instead, giving us a more subtle fantasy that you won’t hate and you definitely won’t get nightmares from.
Additionally, once the plot gets a little clearer, the show also gets more predictable. What the show has done exceedingly well are the set design, the cinematography, and the production side of things. Even the dark scenes are brilliantly lit conjuring just the right amount of uneasiness the plot required.
On the whole, a talented set of actors who should have been given a little more to do in a story that should have been written better. Watching the show without any expectations will do the trick to keep you watching till the end. I’d recommend streaming this one if you’re looking for a subtle fiction-fantasy!
I’d give it a 3.5/5.