CLICKBAIT is a fast-paced, intense series that kept me binge-watching until the last second. I had to find out “who done it,” but I’ll never tell on this site. Obviously, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

The premise is simple. A video is posted on the internet of a seemingly nice man who is a father, a brother, and a husband holding a sign that says, “ At 5 million views, I die.” And off we go…

Each episode shares the back story of most of the main characters and even some you didn’t think were important but ended up being pivotal to the plot. The writers use a mini-cliffhanger at the end of each installment to keep the edge and the need to continue viewing. The casting was quirky and perfect with Zoe Kazan (Pia), Betty Gabriel (Sophie), and Adrian Grenier (Nick). They continually formed a very disjointed, realistic family scenario, especially around the dinner table.

I liked being kept on my toes as I watched. I loved being lost in the drama. I questioned my gut reaction over and over to this show and asked myself how these events could be happening to a seemingly nice guy. My only complaint is how fast the scrolling of the internet comments fly by on the screen. I never know if I am supposed to read them all, and in this case, it would be impossible.

CLICKBAIT was different and addictive. It was an epic roller coaster. Click on it at Netflix.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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