Coming from Alex Pina, the creator of the recent Netflix rage Money Heist, here is yet another crime drama, White Lines. Premiered on May 15, White Lines is about a sister looking to solve the mystery of her missing brother. He was actually murdered at a party in Ibiza.
Is White Lines any good?
The series takes you through modern-day Ibiza as well as the one from 2 decades ago when it was predominantly a hippy haven. For those who knew that era, the show has been a nostalgic experience, but it seemed like an unending orgy was here to sell the show to the rest of us.
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The thing is that this latest Netflix crime drama is more drama than crime. What’s more, it is the trippiest kind of drama, quite literally.
Based on the party hub of Ibiza, the show is a 10-hour-long virtual rave with an after-thought of a murder mystery to be solved.
The lights, music, drugs, and pools are too distracting from the supposed central plot of who killed DJ 20 years ago, and why.
20 years after Zoe’s brother Axel goes missing in Ibiza, Zoe learns that he was actually murdered. She lands in the city to find out who did it and why.
The challenge is that all those present at the party 20 years ago are now in their 40s with barely any clear memories of that fateful day. She meets Axel’s friends, who seem to have a motive of their own to murder Axel.
Why not? Between setting up business in a shady part of town to wild promiscuity, Axel has a lot going on to vouch for the brutal end he met.
Cast and Creators
We have Laura Haddock as the lead Zoe Walker, looking for her dead brother, Axel Walker, played by Tom Rhys Harries.
Other prominent stars featured in the show include Marta Milans, Juan Diego Botto, Pedro Casablanc, Belen Lopez, Nuno Lopes, Daniel Mays, Laurence Fox, and Angela Griffin.
Some of the filmmakers who directed the show include Nick Hamm, Luis Prieto, and Ashley Way.
Why should you watch it?
In case you’re not a fan of partying and raving of the 90s Ibiza, but love to travel and explore new cultures, even the hippy ones, here is something for you to live through vicariously in this lockdown. However, if you are a thriller or crime buff, you’re better off re-watching Money Heist!