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National Treasure

Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Hulu recently released Kiri, the second season of the British show National Treasure. The four-part series, which is independent from the first season, tells the story of Kiri, a black girl who is kidnapped during an unsupervised visit to her biological family before being adopted by a white foster family.

The abduction unleashes a trail of lies, accusations, and a media circus. While Kiri’s families try to deal with their loss, and the social worker Miriam Grayson faces guilt and recriminations, the police work to find the culprit and to learn what happened to the girl. The show does all that while telling the story from the point of view of Kiri’s grandfather Tobi, her foster mother Alice, and the social worker responsible for her adoption process, Miriam.

Although Kiri keeps the viewer engaged the entire time, always trying to guess who kidnapped the young girl, the show is much more than a crime drama. It has complex and nuanced characters, and it is not afraid of discussing relevant and sensitive issues such as race, class and family relationships. And I must say that one of the highlights of the show is Sarah Lancashire (from Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax) as Miriam Grayson. Is there any character that she cannot play brilliantly?

- Lalu Farias


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