When high school classmates wake up, they find themselves in a perilous situation — restrained in a large dining room. They want answers as to why somebody is holding them hostage, so they try to think of reasons why they are locked up and, more importantly, how they can escape. Fearing their situation is retribution for a past incident with a classmate, they offer up confessions and point blame in order to figure out who the captor is.
I was searching Netflix for a new show to watch, something strange, dark and mysterious. Low and behold I found this amazing mini-series. The synopsis sold it for me and once I started watching, I couldn’t stop. I finished all 12 episodes in only 2 days – the only episode I’ve yet to watch is a ‘prequel’ that gives us all a glimpse of the student lives before the horror that befalls them.
So, as the synopsis goes, 11 high school students wake up in a strange room – full of odd collections like an oddity shop. Of course, all the girls panic a the beginning. Their feet are locked in a box and they are unable to move – and the twelfth spot is empty. It takes the students time over the 12 episodes to figure out the clues that surround them. Basically they learn everything in the room is supposed to remind them of something.
During their attempts to figure out how to escape there are periods of unexplained strangeness between chimes of 12 from all the different clocks set at different times. When a clock does strike 12 – one girl goes missing. That’s strange enough, the lights go off and then suddenly a girl is gone. At times rats fall out of a suit of armour, oil leaks from the skylight above them, and stranger with a limp, hooded comes to clear the table and serve ‘cola’. All to encourage the girls to remember.
And remember they do. Over time they learn why they sit where they sit, who is missing and possibly why. We learn of bullying, a secret group of ‘Justice Warriors’ that branch onto vandalism, and secret love, crushes and love triangles. Of course as they remember and realize their guilt, blame is pointed at each other, and soon you get the idea that everyone in that room is guilty of something. Even if they did not bully, they still watched and did nothing.
Overall this mini-series is fantastic to watch. Full of mystery that kept me pressing play to watch the next episode to learn more clues, try to figure out who was behind all this and hope the girls get out in time. I
If you are looking for a good dark mystery, full of suspense. I highly recommend this show.