I Binge-Watched All 6 Episodes of This Incredible Netflix Thriller in Under a Week

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My love for South African dramas began when I binge-watched the Netflix teen series, Blood & Water (read my honest review here). So, when I heard that one of the show’s actresses, Gail Nkoane Mabalane (Thandeka Khumalo), was starring in a new crime-thriller titled Unseen, I had to check it out—and I’m so glad I did.

Inspired by the Turkish thriller, Fatma, Unseen is a South African drama that follows a lonely house cleaner named Zenzile “Zenzi” Mwale. When her husband is released from prison but does not return home, she sets out to find him and leaves a trail of dead bodies in her wake. 

While Zenzi claims to be “just a cleaner” that upkeeps the homes of the prestigious and wealthy, her life couldn’t be more of a mess. What makes this show an absolute must-watch is the writing draws the viewer into the mystery from the very first scene. Episode one begins with a group of women placed in a police lineup. One by one, each person steps forward until Zenzi (whose face is beaten and battered) is called in as a main murder suspect. Already, I want to know more.

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Unseen does a stellar job of showing the life of a person who society deems as unworthy. Throughout the first episode, Zenzi is trying to find her missing husband, and asks who ever she can for help, but everyone (including the police) dismisses her because of the mere fact that she is a woman of low economic status. But things take a sudden turn when she starts killing the men connected to her husband’s disappearance.

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The first season of Unseen has a total of six episodes. I won’t say too much about the show’s ending, but judging by the way the final episode concluded, there may be a second season on the horizon. As of right now, Netflix hasn’t renewed the show for another season. But after watching that major cliffhanger, I am holding out hope that I’ll get to see the continuation of this story.

All six episodes of Unseen are now streaming on Netflix.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...