Hit & Run or Hit and Run, an Israeli crime thriller, is now out on Netflix. Fauda creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, along with Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, made the show happen. The 9-episode series stars Lior Raz, Sanaa Lathan, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt, Gregg Henry, and Gal Toren. It’s a bilingual English and Hebrew thriller, dubbed in English with English subtitles too.
Netflix’s synopsis for Hit & Run reads – A man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.
– Hit and Run Review doesn’t contain spoilers –
The opening scene of Hit and Run shows Segev Azulai (Lior Raz) in prison in New York. The makers take us three weeks back when Segev’s world came crashing down. Segev lives with his gorgeous wife from New York, Danielle (played by Kaelen Ohm), and his daughter Ella from his ex-wife. Danielle is a dancer, and Segev works as an Israeli tour guide. Danielle is tragically killed in a car accident in broad daylight. The narrative, however, takes a turn when we learn that it’s not just a random car accident.
Segev attempts to uncover all of the secrets concerning his wife, the accident, and everything else in the next eight episodes. Almost every episode has a solid twist, which reminded me of Netflix’s 2021 limited series The Innocent. I’m not going to give anything away in my Netflix’s Hit & Run review because one of the best parts of the show is the twists.
Several people surrounding Segev, including his dead wife, Danielle, have secrets. The enraged and bereaved widower travels from Tel Aviv to New York in search of the truth and the person who killed his wife. When it’s stretched to 8 episodes, it’s stressful for Segev and also for us as reviewers.
The opening episode sets the tone for the series, but the creators could have tied it up in just five episodes. The plot is exciting enough that it could have been made into a film. I say this because the story is dragged out in some episodes unnecessarily. Netflix has pulled off its usual cliffhanger end in terms of the climax for Hit and Run, which is very upsetting.
There was a time when we would get some answers in the climax. Even if a series ended on a cliffhanger, the big reveal would be made, as well as anticipation about the next big thing. Unfortunately, this no longer happens. Most Netflix shows now end with barely 20 per cent of the first season’s questions answered, leaving viewers to wait months to find the pending plot queries. Sometimes, we never get the answers because the show gets cancelled! Remember Jupiter’s Legacy, and I am Not Okay With This?
When it comes to performances, Lior Raz puts on a fantastic act. Actors Moran Rosenblatt and Sanaa Lathan also played key roles in the series. Moran plays Tali, a cop who is investigating Danielle’s case. While the actor is terrific, the stereotypical pregnant female cop image bothers me. Can we please stop portraying males cops having broken families and female cops as pregnant?
Hit & Run Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, there are some thrilling moments in Hit and Run. However, you wish the series had a premise that was as fast-paced as the word ‘run’ in the title. The conclusion is lacklustre, and if Netflix decides to cancel the series, they should provide all of the answers beforehand.
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