Netfix has released a body swap series that borders on horror. In this series, a cute and popular girl finds herself switched with an outcast, and we see things mostly from her perspective as she is shunned, mocked and humiliated by the kids in her school, many of whom were her friends when she was in her own body.
The show is disturbing in a powerful way, because of how much the girl suffers when she experiences what it is like to be an outcast. I had expected it to be one of these stories where she proves that her soul is superior by transforming herself in her new body, but in fact, this show suggests that bad parents plus a lack of traditional good looks dooms her to outcast status. It is, however, a love story, and we do see a character who is able to see who she is beneath the skin and whose love for her goes more than skin deep.
Excellent performances by the actors, and this is a well shot professional series.
Anyway, don’t want to give away too much, but if you are interested in getting into body swap stories that deal with bullying, status and teen-cruelty, this is the one for you.
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