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Netflix Le Chalet
The French Netflix Le Chalet series takes a little too long to get going, but it gets stronger and stronger. Nevertheless, the story is not always easy to understand because of the different time jumps. Besides, there is a bunch of characters. Worth mentioning is the beautiful actresses. Ultimately, the basic story that a group trapped in a secluded place and the group slowly decimating isn’t innovative. The story behind the events, however, is well told. Also, the setting in the French Alps knows how to please.
At the same time, the series takes us back twenty years into the past, when the forest house being rented for the last time, to Jean-Louis Rodier (Manuel Blanc), a writer from Paris who was as fortunate as he was unemployed, and his wife Françoise (Mia Delmaë), a native of the village, and their ordinary couple. At that time thirteen-year-old son Julien (Félix Lefèvbre), who quickly became friends with Alice (Agnès Delachair/Louvia Bachelier), the carpenter’s daughter of the same age, a beautiful and independent girl, became very angry with the other boys in the village. Jean-Louis did not only attract the antipathy of the villagers by his unintentionally snobby behaviour.
However, it takes too long for it to get exhilarating. Also, some typical logic problems for this genre join the plot. Except for the character Alice, the characters are somewhat stereotypical in their portrayal. There are hardly any sympathisers. The death of most of the characters won’t mean anything to the viewer. Instead, this series seems like an overlong French movie. The typical elements, like the very masculine portrayal of the man and also a touch of eroticism, are present. A series to watch once that doesn’t invite you to watch it again.