I can’t stop watching this thrilling new Netflix original series, and you’ve never even heard of it


Chris Smith

  • To the Lake is a new original Netflix show that debuted this month, a sci-fi drama about families in Russia risking their lives as a plague is on the verge of breaking down society.
  • The 8-episode TV series was shot in 2019, well before the novel coronavirus pandemic began.
  • Regardless of the real-life parallels, To the Lake is a terrific new Netflix show you won’t be able to stop watching once you’ve started it.

When To the Lake premiered on Netflix a week ago, I thought there was absolutely no way I was going to watch a TV series about a pandemic. I fully intended to check out a different Netflix original was about to hit the streaming service called The Haunting of Bly Manor. It's the follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House which has now become an anthology series in the same vein as American Horror Story. Once I was done, however, I decided to make To the Lake my next binge on Netflix.

It’s really the show's premise that convinced me to check it out, and I wouldn’t even have needed to read the synopsis of the show had Netflix used the original title. You don’t have to understand Russian to know what Epidemiya means, especially given what’s happening in the world right now. But before you write off To the Lake due to pandemic fatigue, you should know that it’s actually the quality of the show itself and not the parallels with real life that makes me want more.

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