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Posted Saturday 1/12/19 at 7:05AM EST
Amazon's Informer is like a smarter, darker and more mature Bodyguard
"It’s hard not to draw comparisons between Amazon Prime’s new British drama Informer and Netflix’s Bodyguard," says Meghan O'Keefe. "Both series are slick dramas about the toll terrorism is taking on modern British policing, and both prefer to look at the rot from within. Each start with a seemingly mundane train ride that spirals out into something terrifying. And both series are really, really good. The problem with comparing Informer to Bodyguard is that where the Netflix import is obsessed with thrills and twists, Informer is far more interested in nuance and tragedy. If Bodyguard is a modern twist on James Bond, Informer is something far more mature, and more horrifying. In fact, it plays out like a smarter Bodyguard for grown ups."
- Informer benefits from its consistent vision and willingness to be ambitious
- Nabhaan Rizwan's Raza Shar is not just the center of the story but its sharpest, wittiest and most appealing character
- Informer pushes Raza so deep into the city’s darker side that certain interactions can feel less-than-credible