HIJACK is an exciting, intense thriller that had me binging the entire series in three days. I could not stop staring into Sam’s (Idris Elba) gorgeous, anxious eyes. Haunting and fear-driven. The seven episodes left it all on the runway while everyone was “brace…brace…brace.”   

The film took viewers on a wild, fast-paced chase to figure out who and why Flight KA29 was hijacked. It was a fascinating look at what goes on behind the scenes when this type of incident occurs, yet the writers kept audiences on the plane in the thick of all the frenzy and chaos. Each installment ended with a cliffhanger, so viewers could not stop watching. No one was safe during this seven-hour flight. There were moments I never saw coming even down to the final scene.  

The acting kept me on the edge of my seat, and I can’t tell you how many times I shouted out loud, “Holy crap!” Were there holes in the story? Sure. Was it plausible storytelling? Maybe. But who cares? It was a well-produced, British scenario that kept me entertained and invested. I did not want it to end, but I was so grateful HIJACK was not a copy of “24.”   

HIJACK is a high drama that does not stop until the final credits. It is escapism with the possibility it could happen. Oh, my beating heart! Traveling just became even more complicated.

It is available to stream on APPLE tv+.   

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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