Everyone is looking for ‘The One’, right?
Well the appropriately named Netflix show explores a world that becomes obsessed with the notion of finding the perfect partner through an online dating app.
The One’s new way of meeting people comes at a time when dating has taken a fresh twist in real life, due to social restrictions amid the global Covid pandemic.
So what’s the programme all about, when is it out - and who stars in the series?
What is The One about?
Netflix show The One revolves around a society’s growing obsession to find the perfect relationship with the perfect person via a revolutionary dating app.
The app matches people based on their DNA, with the trailer demonstrating this by taking a strand of hair and running it through the company’s online database.
But how far are people willing to go to find their soulmate?
The Netflix description reads: “Love - and lies - spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.”
Is The One based on a book?
The One is based on a novel of the same name written by author John Marrs and published in 2017. The book states - ‘Have you met your match?’ - and has a 4.5/5 rating on Amazon.
The book has been adapted for TV by Misfits, Vexed and Future Man writer Howard Overman.
Who is in The One cast?
The One stars Hannah Ware (Hitman: Agent 47, Cop Out, Oldboy) as Rebecca, the brains behind the dating app called MatchDNA.
The One also features Amir El-Masry, Lois Chimimba, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Pallavi Sharda
Jana Pérez, Diarmaid Murtagh, Gregg Chillin, Wilf Scolding, Stephen Campbell Moore, Simone Kirby, Albano Jerónimo, Eduardo Lloveras and Miguel Amorim.
What are the reviews saying about The One?
The Guardian said: “It’s a stylish show that will slip down easily enough on nights – and there are plenty of them – when you don’t have the mental bandwidth for anything more demanding. Beyond that, I doubt The One is anyone’s perfect match.”
NME said: “Obviously, comparisons to Black Mirror abound. But these comparisons only make you appreciate how good Black Mirror actually was. The conceit cannot be faulted; the implications of a dating app like The One would be radical.
“But The One, intent on being a crime drama whose premise has almost nothing to do with the dating service, squanders this opportunity in a misguided attempt to fill the screen with dead bodies.”
Den Of Geek wrote: “The One’s a functional thriller that pulls off a few surprises and does gather binge-watch momentum, but ultimately, it shoots itself in the foot by giving away too much, too soon. “By the time the finale comes, there’s very little left to reveal.”
When is The One out on Netflix?
The One is available to watch on the streaming service Netflix now.
All eight episodes of the series are accessible to Netflix monthly subscribers and can be downloaded to be watched offline.