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Stay Close (2021)

Crime | Mystery 
Rayting:   7.0/10 26K votes
Country: UK
Language: English

The lives of a photojournalist, a soccer mom and a homicide detective are disturbed by a terrible event from the past.

Episode Guide

Season 1

December 31, 2021Episode 8 Episode 8
December 31, 2021Episode 7 Episode 7
December 31, 2021Episode 6 Episode 6
December 31, 2021Episode 5 Episode 5
December 31, 2021Episode 4 Episode 4
December 31, 2021Episode 3 Episode 3
December 31, 2021Episode 2 Episode 2
December 31, 2021Episode 1 Episode 1

Best Stay Close Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

December 31, 2021star7.7 219 votesS1E8 Episode 8
December 31, 2021star7.3 215 votesS1E6 Episode 6
December 31, 2021star7.3 205 votesS1E7 Episode 7
December 31, 2021star7.2 227 votesS1E4 Episode 4
December 31, 2021star7.2 214 votesS1E5 Episode 5
December 31, 2021star7.1 284 votesS1E2 Episode 2
December 31, 2021star7.1 254 votesS1E3 Episode 3
December 31, 2021star6.8 372 votesS1E1 Episode 1

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User Reviews

Tweekums 6 January 2022

This eight part series opens with a young man disappearing after a night out at a club in North West England. This will spark a series of events that involve a wide variety of people. Detective Michael Broome speculates that the case could be linked to the disappearance of another man, Stewart Green, seventeen years previously. On the same day Cassie, a stripper at the club disappeared... she is now a suburban mother calling herself Megan, who has recently got engaged. After being told that Green has been seen again her past starts catching up with her and her family. Also involved is Ray Levine, a photographer, who accidentally took a picture of the recently disappeared man and was once involved with Cassie. Things are made more dangerous by the arrival of a strange pair of killers hired by the missing man's father.

If you don't like stories that feature numerous coincidences and twists then this won't be for you; however if you like lots of twists and turns it is a lot of fun. The three main characters; Megan/Cassie, Broome and Ray are interesting; we are constantly learning more about them, their connections and their pasts as the series progresses. Secondary characters are also fun; most obviously the two killers, who are prone to dancing while doing their work and Harry, the drug addicted lawyer. The cast is solid with Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt and Richard Armitage impressing as Megan, Broome and Ray respectively. The supporting cast, including Eddie Izzard as Harry is also pretty good. There are plenty of tense moments and not everybody one would expect to survive does.

Overall I found this to be an enjoyable series; well worth watching if you are a fan of previous Harlen Coben adaptions; I've not read the book but somebody who had informed me that there had been quite a lot of changes.

nancyldraper 16 January 2022

The draw was Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt and a UK crime drama. The premise is, do we ever really know someone? The questions are: Are we a product of our past? Can we escape the errors of our past? Great casting. Great performances. Great locations around the iconic DREAM memorial in Sutton Manor Park, Saint Helen's, UK. I give this series an 8 (great) out of 10. {Police Procedural}

bjarias 31 December 2021

... when was the last time there was a really good Netflix production ... only several episodes in.. ready to quit ... even good actors not having worthwhile scripts show poorly ... don't believe this is going to be getting any better ... time for lots of fast-forwarding

... out of 35 written reviews so far.. 15 have rated this quagmire a 9 or 10 ... just how is that possible ... (& btw it gets no better)

bshaef 6 January 2022

Holes to drive a Peterbilt through it. I thought this was going to be a great series but its just a B potboiler with actors mailing their performances in.

Xavier_Stone 31 December 2021

This is a struggle to watch. The ffw button doesn't help much. Why is Eddie Izzard such a prominent actor in the opening series of a new show, only to be barely seen in the rest of the show, and only in one episode. Strange series.

Skipped ahead to try and find something worth watching. Not much here.

julianrosser-440-787839 2 January 2022

Gave up after episode 2. Thank god other reviewers tipped me off as to what to expect.

Unbelievable plot and characters with parts played by Eddie Izzard, Sarah Parish and James Nesbitt particularly weak. Can't believe the hype that Netflix have given this series - although, come to think of it, what else would you expect of one of their own productions.

Rapidly going off anything to do with Harlan Cobin.

jhmoondance 11 January 2022

Well......I binge watched this in a day n it was excellent! Plenty of twists n turns n full of tension n suspense. It was cleverly written n the plot was excellent.

The acting was superb n the characters were astounding n bounced off each other.

The ending was a totally unexpected twist n the finale was epic!

I highly recommend this police murder mystery drama to anyone who loves this tense set up.

ts-0000 4 January 2022

It was rather enjoyable with all the twists & turns,which got better with each episode.

I do feel a few characters/actors,could of been differently cast.

However overall the storylines,acting,cinematography was decently done.

It is worth a watch! Find these foreign based shows,rather more intriguing than american.

msunando 8 January 2022

Megan Pierce (Cush Jumbo) and Dave Shaw (Daniel Francis) are finally tieing the knot. They have recently moved to Brighton and are hoping to have a blessed home with the three growing children. Life is going on well until one day soon after the local carnival, a young man last spotted in the nearby woods goes missing. The last person to have seen him there is a photojournalist Ray Levine (Richard Armitage), and the local police starts the investigation. DS Michael Broome (James Nesbitt) is heading the search in which Megan's elder daughter Kayleigh (Bethany Antonia) comes under the net. Suddenly, life turns upside down for Megan, as she is also told that Stewart Green, with whom she has had a torrid past in the same town two decades back, has returned and is on the lookout for her. The past comes rushing down upon Megan like a waterfall, and her life as Cassie, a strip dancer, is back in focus. Adding to the complications is Ray, who was in a relationship with Cassie. He had assumed that she had run away 20 years ago without a trace and is stunned to find her back in town, having 3 children and is about to marry. And then, someone else goes missing.

All this is related, DS Broome is convinced, who has reasons to believe that a serial killer is involved, but doesn't exactly know how to bring the murderer home in the absence of any deadbodies. Each of the persons who has gone missing was in a popular bar called Viper, and Broome is in love with its owner, Lorraine (Sarah Parish).

Complicated right? Absolutely! Too much is happening in the sleepy town, and everyone seems to be drawn in. Everyone seems to have a past and deep, dark secrets emerge out of them. "Stay Close" is based on Harlan Coben's bestseller by the same name, and is not in the ivy league of his other stories on Netflix. Yes it is intriguing and suspenseful until the very end and does spring a huge surprise when the truth is revealed, but you're left wondering about how improbable the story is. Far too many coincidences, a far fetched plot and inconceivable developments mar the story and make it incredible. To start with, why would Cassie, who ran away from a diabolical situation two decades ago return to the same place to start afresh, knowing that a crime had been committed, and also, her ex-fiance lives in town? It makes for an interesting watch as usual for any Harlan Coben novel, but seriously speaking, suffers from an unbelievable plot.

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