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“The TV series to watch this week: Halo 2, One Day, and A Killer Paradox –”

The plot of Halo, the series based on the popular first-person shooter video game which has evolved into a franchise, arrives on Paramount+ with its second season on February 8th. Pablo Schreiber takes on the role of John 117/Master Chief, the protagonist, and is known for his appearances in Orange is The New Black, American Gods, and Defending Jacob. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg and David Wiener (Flesh and Bone, Fear The Walking Dead).

One Day, based on the best-selling novel by David Nicholls, tells the story of a twenty-year love affair followed on one day each year: July 15th. This is the date when, in 1988, Emma and Dexter met and fell in love on the eve of their graduation. The series covers the twenty years of the couple in 14 episodes, depicting moments of closeness and distance, joy and sorrow.

The leading roles are played by Ambika Mod (This Is Going to Hurt) and Leo Woodal (The White Lotus 2), with the cast also including Eleanor Tomlinson, Essie Davis, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens, and Joely Richardson. This is not the first adaptation of Nicholls’ book; a film titled One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, was released in 2011. The Crimson Rivers series, based on the novel of the same name by Jean-Christophe GrangÚ, features Commissioner Pierre Niemans, who is older than in the film adaptation, now heading the Central Office against Blood Crimes and working with the young investigator Camille Dalauney (Erika Sainte), his former student at the Academy.

The eight episodes of the first season depict eight murders in French provinces, from the Loire to Haute-Savoie, and the immigrant population in Calais. The series spans four seasons with a total of 32 episodes. In A Killer Paradox, a South Korean series on Netflix from February 9th, Lee Tang discovers he has the ability to identify criminals and becomes a vigilante to punish those who have committed past crimes, leading to a detective in pursuit.

An Incurable Case of Love, a Japanese series based on the manga of the same name by Maki Enjoji, is available on Netflix from Friday, February 9th. The story revolves around Sakura, who five years after falling in love, works in the same hospital as Dr. Tendo, discovering that he is nicknamed the “devil” due to his perfectionism and lack of regard for colleagues. Despite this, Sakura is still in love with him and seeks to earn his respect and affection.

*Corriere della Sera is also on WhatsApp. February 4, 2024 (edited on February 4, 2024 | 10:41)

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