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'A Murder at the End of the World' Review: Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij Craft a Twisty Mystery-Thriller
'A Murder at the End of the World' premieres November 14 on Hulu.




Murder mysteries are a conceit that will ironically never die. The whodunit remains eternally compelling because it doesn't just send us on a journey to try and decipher the murderer's identity and motive; it invites us to try and piece together the clues ourselves, to see if we can figure it out before the reveal happens. Pair that with the fact that TV viewers have been ardently waiting for the next big project from longtime creative partners Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, and you've got a series that's already been inviting anticipation.

Good news: A Murder at the End of the World is more than worth the wait. While this show may be more of a straightforward story from the duo compared to earlier works, it takes all the familiar components of a murder mystery and puts surprising spins on them, dropping its characters into a remote environment before the dangerous setting forces them into even closer confinement. As the body count rises and suspicion grows, tensions rise amidst the remaining guests until everyone is eyeing each other differently — but the person ultimately responsible for these murders may be the last one anyone (including us) suspects.


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On 10/27/2023 at 6:50 PM, IlyaP said:

Was the TV series any good? 

Yes. But it's quite dated now. Pony tails

There were some really good concepts (The Watchers, Methos, etc) and story arcs. I liked how half of the seasons were set in "Seacouver" and the other shot on location in Paris.

There were also a bunch of lame filler episodes (much of season 1), absolutely awful ones (all of season six), and a movie where they decided to outdo Highlander 2 as the worst HL movie ever (The Source).

But the diamonds are worth sifting for, if you like the first movie. The Series is a direct continuation of the first movie if you accept that while the duel with the Kurgan happened, it wasn't the last fight for the Prize. Just a normal day for an Immortal. Connor even shows up in the series premiere.


Fun fact: I first adopted the moniker "Myrddin" on a Highlander message board. 

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