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SECRET CITY
June 26, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Netflix, 3:00 a.m. ET

 

SERIES PREMIERE: Anna Torv stars in this 2016 series import from Australia, playing a reporter who finds herself immersed in a scandal involving murder and intrigue by two powerful international forces: the United States and China. It’s a story of government posturing and threatening, and since it reflects international tensions and alliances from just before the election of Donald Trump, some of the chess-playing moves by the respective government seem almost quaint. (The U.S. and Australia, for example, have a very respectful working relationship.) Jacki Weaver plays a powerful Australian leader, and the mystery – triggered by a dead body found, gutted, by the side of a body of water – is like an Aussie Twin Peaks. It unfolds slowly, and suspensefully… but without any Log Ladies.

 
 
 
 
 
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