I've been anxiously awaiting the premiere of The One ever since I saw the trailer. The series, based on a John Marrs novel of the same name, feels like it belongs in the Black Mirror universe. It focuses on a woman named Rebecca Webb (Hannah Ware), the founder and CEO of a company that is capable of finding someone's perfect match...with only a strand of their DNA.
As someone who has grown tired of downloading dating apps, the plot is highly intriguing. Instead of having to fruitlessly swipe through Tinder, these characters are able to find their soulmate according to their genes (an idea that really puts eHarmony to shame). However, the concept is even more interesting for how it plays into the ever-increasing trend of corporations acquiring our personal information (in a world where our living room speakers are already listening to our conversations).
Of course I had to watch when it premiered this week—already landing on Netflix's top ten list in the number two spot I might add. So, does it stand up to all the hype? Read on for my candid review (without spoilers).