The Five (TV Mini-Series 2016)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five-year-old boy, goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene.



  • Hannah Arterton and Tom Brittney in The Five (2016)
  • Tom Cullen in The Five (2016)
  • The Five (2016)
  • Rade Serbedzija in The Five (2016)
  • Don Warrington and O-T Fagbenle in The Five (2016)
  • Michael Maloney in The Five (2016)

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15 May 2016 | xxharrison
| Superior Mystery Drama
The disappearance of a young boy some decades previously is the scene setter for a complex mystery drama from the pen of Harlan Coben. When the child's DNA appears at a crime scene, the four friends charged with his care must confront the ghosts of their past and resolve the mystery and conflicting hopes of their present life. The plot successfully weaves in and out between mystery thriller, police procedural and personal drama. The four lead characters are well written and, crucially, well contrasted. Each actor can hold the screen in progressing the narrative and the different personal narratives dovetail very well. are The casting of their younger selves is excellent. Good supporting cast too, with back stories complimenting the central narrative. Tight direction keeps us apace with the many twists and turns in the plot. The end is both surprising and convincing. Really superior drama. Strangely, considering the addiction to series these days, the story is so self-contained that it's hardly likely to spawn a sequel. Nevertheless, writing and direction and acting of such high calibre that some future collaboration would be welcome.

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