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Tabula Rasa - Dutch TV Series

Updated: Jul 26, 2020


Tabula Rasa, a wonderfully made psychological thriller from Belgium is worth your time. It may not be to your usual binge-worthy shows, and will test your patience. But Tabula Rasa is the kind of thriller with a huge payoff if you stay invested. The premise is about a woman who has suffered severe memory loss and has been placed in a psychiatric institution. She is the key to solve the mysterious disappearance of a person. Its a combination of haunted house horror and classic case of missing person investigation. She has to overcome the trauma as well as she needs to recollect the past to help solve or hide the case. In order to that, she starts writing down the happenings of her day-to-day life in a diary, trying to piece her life together with puzzles to figure out what really happened. She needs to overcome many obstacles from her haunting past, untrustworthy people around and more importantly questioning her own identity. I have to say the lead character was a treat to watch. The climax was well worth the wait. You can argue that it's unbelievable, but the emotional side of things felt at the right place to stick with the climax. The series is moody , tense and very mysterious. There’s a lot to unpack in Tabula Rasa, but it’s a fascinating and a compelling puzzle of guessing game.

Verdict - 3.5/5(A slow brooder)


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