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THE NIGHT AGENT: A Review Of The New Netflix Series
By Hugh Feinberg
Netflix, as of late, has been hit or miss. With the streaming juggernaut subscribing to the ‘quantity over quality’ method, some of their so-called ‘top shows’ has been anything but. Look no further to shows such as Space Force, Away, or Freud, as proof of this. Netflix has deep pockets and is willing to throw a lot of money at the wall to see what sticks. While a significant amount of new Netflix shows are of questionable quality, every now and then, one will slip in, under the radar. It reminds you why Netflix became the giant that it is. The Night Agent is a prime example of this.
It’s hard to put your finger on just what it is about The Night Agent that has attracted so many viewers in so short a period of time. Perhaps it’s the action-filled narrative or the government conspiracy theories that jump at the viewer at every turn. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of seeing high-quality shows of this genre (think 24 or Alias) at the forefront of the medium again. Whatever it is, it’s catapulted The Night Agent to the top of the streaming services’ Top 10 list since its premiere on March 23. With explosions, gunfights, and romance, The Night Agent is one of the best new shows of the year…
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