The killer has struck again.

691, This story has been shared 651 times. 651, This story has been shared 617 times. He and his partner investigate, shaking down a local pedophile and fruitlessly combing the area where Gretchen’s cell phone was found. 604, This story has been shared 549 times. He and the fam go to church the next morning and coincidentally sits a couple rows behind… Mike and his fam! Netflix miniseries Reckoning offers a slight variation on the cop-chasing-a-serial-killer formula — both are family men, played by Sam Trammell (of True Blood fame… By clicking "SIGN UP" above you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Notice. With the apparent return of the killer, Mike must return to the hunt and protect both his family and sanity as he faces off against the mysterious killer hiding in plain sight.

Most Pilot-y Line: Leo’s confession: “If there is a god, I want him to protect my family from what I’ve done.”. The way Mike is a Flawed Character whose collarbone is adorned with a line of distinctive tattoos, rendering him a Very Serious Man. 1,210, This story has been shared 1,148 times. Mike’s grim face even grimmer. We immediately sense the tension between him and his wife (Simone Kessell).
Meanwhile, the music swells and the camera moves slowly along the misty banks of the Russian River. Meet Kelsey Asbille, 'Fargo' Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: American Pie, 'Lovecraft Country' Episode 9 Recap: Going Back to Tulsa, 'Lovecraft Country' Showrunner Admits She "Failed" Indigenous Character Yahima, 'Lovecraft Country' Episode 9: 5 Things You May Have Missed in "Rewind 1921". Are 'Below Deck Med's Alex Radcliffe and Bugsy Drake Dating? RECKONING is a new Netflix mini-series about a serial killer. 'Emily in Paris' Star Lucas Bravo Says Critics "Are Right" About Cliches in the Show, 'Emily in Paris' Controversy Grows As French Critics Chime In, Help! He finagles with the lock on his creepy shed in the backyard, which he keeps locked FOR NO REASON NOTHING TO SEE HERE MOVE ALONG JUST SOME OLD RAKES AND BORING BAGS OF DIRT WHY WOULD YOU NEED TO SEE THAT HA HA HA. Filmed in Australia, the series originally was slotted for international release via Sony’s AXS networks, but it ended up on Netflix in the midst of a pandemic lockdown, possibly because we’re more likely to judge a series with an overly familiar premise more generously in the context of our quests to relieve boredom. He goes home after work and smokes a J with the teen dudes next door, who show him a picture of a nude classmate with a fleur-de-lis tattoo on her shoulder (hmm, interesting), and he all but drools like a starved chimp who just spotted a banana truck. It lays out the setting bread and adds some mustard of intrigue, a sheaf of lettuce of character development and a few supporting-character pickle chips, but starts stacking the ham so high, even Dagwood Bumstead would blanch. Early moments stir up intrigue, but after the halfway point, you’ll be calling bullshit with every passing scene. Get news & recommendations for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, and more, in your inbox.

It belongs to Gretchen McGrath (Claude Scott-Mitchell), who’s been missing for a few days — the kind of thing that makes Det. Email Address. He was once suspended from his job for assault. 807, This story has been shared 691 times. In fact, it’s shockingly well-lit for a serial-killer saga. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Troubled cop Mike is haunted by a cold case from his past, a case where teenage girls with tattoos were murdered and mutilated. #SIOSI. Opening Shot: A man’s face in shadowy profile, in a church confessional booth. 1,148, This story has been shared 1,128 times. If you missed its release, it wouldn’t be surprising. Actually, that’s only part of it but I’m guessing that’s all you need to know. It’s another girl’s body. Stream It Or Skip It: 'Rooting For Roona' On Netflix, A Documentary About A Girl With Birth Defects Facing Overwhelming Odds, Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Perfect Weapon' On HBO, A Documentary About The Rise Of Cyber Attacks, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Time' on Amazon Prime, An Against-The-Odds Love Story That Pushes Hard Against A Broken System, 'Time' on Prime Video: Your Guide to Rob G. Rich's Case, Horny for Horror: The Naughtiest Sex Scenes in Scary Movies, Final Girl Friday: Long Live the Grinning May Queen of Horror, Florence Pugh, 'The Wolf of Snow Hollow' Exclusive Clip: Managing a Crime Scene Isn't Easy, AMC+ Is Well-Positioned To Expand Shudder's Reach Past Spooky Season, 'Dolly Parton: Here I Am' Is A Testament To The Artistry And Image Of Country Music's "Backwoods Barbie", Stream It Or Skip It: 'BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky' on Netflix, The Journey Of The World's Most Popular Girl Group, Shawn Mendes Doc 'In Wonder' to Premiere on Netflix, 10 Times Eddie Van Halen Blew Up Your Television, Stream It Or Skip It: 'A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting' on Netflix, Derivative Kid Fodder for the Terminally Bored, Pixar's 'Soul' to Premiere Exclusively on Disney+ This December, 'Hocus Pocus 2' Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far, Who Are 'The Boys In The Band'?

1,588, This story has been shared 1,210 times. Where to Watch '17 Again' For Free Online, Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' on Netflix, Aaron Sorkin's Witty Take on a Notorious Travesty of Justice, Stream It Or Skip It: 'What The Constitution Means To Me' On Amazon Prime Video, A Winning Argument For Civic Engagement, 'Sh*thouse' Review: Cooper Raiff's Sincere, Maddeningly Relatable College Dramedy Is Everything You Love About Indie Film, The True Story Behind Disney+'s 'Clouds:' How Zach Sobiech Lived On Through Music, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Kajillionaire' on VOD, Starring Evan Rachel Wood as the Outcast Among a Family of Outcasts, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Clouds' on Disney+, a True-Story Cancer Drama Guaranteed to Destroy Reams of Kleenex. A Cast Guide To Netflix's Film Version of the Tony Award-Winning Play, Meet the Gay Pioneers Who Made 'The Boys in the Band' Happen, Real-Life Couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee Cast in Lifetime's First LGBTQ Movie, Kate Winslet's Movie Love Interests (If They Were Sandwiches), Sorry, Lily Collins, Emily from 'Emily in Paris' is Definitely Not 22. Elsewhere, Mike (Young) bolts awake from a bad dream; he checks on his kids then goes for a zero-dark-thirty jog before he dons his grey suit and grim face for his job as a detective at the local sheriff’s department. Review By: Jonathan W. Hickman Be in the know the moment news happens. New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: Netflix's 'Trial of the Chicago 7' + More, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Dream Home Makeover' On Netflix, A Show That Is Exactly What It Sounds Like, How to Watch 'Totally Under Control,' The Coronavirus Documentary Filmed In Secret, Boston News Anchor Says She Was Fired For 'Hubie Halloween' Cameo, Netflix’s 'Dream Home Makeover': Meet Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee, 'Love and Monsters' Director Says Dylan O’Brien Was Distracted Playing With The Movie's Dog, Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Cabin With Bert Kreischer' On Netflix, Comedy Big Brother For A Day, 'NCIS: New Orleans' Actors Allege CBS Orchestrated a "Guerilla-Style" Robbery Scene with No Safety Measures, How to Watch Donald Trump's Town Hall Meeting Live Tonight, 'Jeopardy' Stunner Leaves Alex Trebek and Fans Speechless: "The Stage Looks Very Lonely". There’s something alien about the new Netflix series “Reckoning.” The serial killer drama quietly dropped on the ubiquitous platform last weekend. 2,828, This story has been shared 1,603 times. Reckoning offers only the most generic hook: Hey, how is this gonna turn out? He’s pretty popular for being cool and able to hang with the youths.

Also, it stars Sam Trammell from True Blood. It’s not subtle, the way the protagonist and antagonist’s paths repeatedly cross, one contrivance after another; that’s just Life in a Small Town, I Guess. He’s haunted by his inability to catch the serial killer a half-decade ago, and he has horrid nightmares about it, which look a hell of a lot like Leo’s disturbing flashbacks, because these guys are PSYCHICALLY LINKED or something, maybe.

What Jessica More Wants You To Know About 'Below Deck Med' Season 5: "I Wasn’t A Psychopath For No Reason", ‘Below Deck Med’ Exclusive: Your First Look at the Season 5 Reunion, 'Below Deck Med' Recap: Rob Bails on The Trip To Bali With Jess. Sleeper Star: Kessell shows the most promise among the supporting cast — here’s hoping the series offers her more than just another banal Concerned Wife character. At this point, it just doesn’t offer enough original fodder to lure us into a 10-episode binge. So far, the premise is too contrived and the characters too familiar to render it more than just another rote serial killer story. Coincidentally, Leo and his kid zoom by Mike and his kid as they’re both doing the exact same thing: drop off their teenage spawn for their first days in a new high school. The episode starts off reasonably well, not indulging the typical Seven-style rainstorms or Bonesesque autopsy-platter gore. 3,075, This story has been shared 2,828 times. We also get a glimpse of how much of a creepy-ass nice guy Leo the guidance counselor-slash-wrestling coach is. 549, This story has been shared 461 times. 617, This story has been shared 604 times.