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Black-out (original title)
Belgium is plunged into darkness after an act of sabotage shuts down the nuclear power plant and Michael Dendoncker, head of department at the DA3 anti-terrorism unit, needs to find out what they want before it's too late.




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Series cast summary:
Sara de Roo Sara de Roo ...  Annemie Hillebrand 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Lucas Van den Eynde ...  Herman Pauwels 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Anna De Ceulaer ...  Elke Pauwels 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Matthieu Sys ...  Tom Dutroy 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Geert Van Rampelberg ...  Michael Dendoncker 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Nora Gharib Nora Gharib ...  Lila 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Michel Bauwens Michel Bauwens ...  Guy 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Carlos Schram ...  Pedro 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Jelle De Beule Jelle De Beule ...  Jonas Verleyen 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Michael Pas ...  Erwin Jacobs 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Ruth Becquart ...  Nathalie Maes 9 episodes, 2020-2021
Laurence Roothooft ...  Leen 9 episodes, 2020-2021
Ward Kerremans Ward Kerremans ...  Dimi 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Tom Ternest Tom Ternest ...  Kristof Vandersteen 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Violet Braeckman ...  Lana Moons 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Tom Van Bauwel ...  Gerrit Leemans 7 episodes, 2020-2021
Ikram Aoulad ...  Keltoum 7 episodes, 2020-2021
Robbie Cleiren Robbie Cleiren ...  Raf Deleu 7 episodes, 2020-2021
Charlotte De Bruyne Charlotte De Bruyne ...  Charlotte Jacobs 6 episodes, 2020-2021
Tine Reymer Tine Reymer ...  CG Federale Politie 6 episodes, 2020-2021
Kevin Van Doorslaer ...  Agent Erik 6 episodes, 2020-2021
Mathijs Scheepers ...  Frank Devuyst 6 episodes, 2020-2021
Vincenzo De Jonghe ...  Journalist Ward 6 episodes, 2020-2021
Tom Dingenen Tom Dingenen ...  Agent Jan 5 episodes, 2020-2021
Rudy Schrijnders Rudy Schrijnders ...  Nico van Vreeswijk 5 episodes, 2020-2021


When a nuclear plant is sabotaged, the power grid in Belgium crashes. Prime Minister Annemie Hillebrand is forced to prolong the blackout, otherwise her daughter -who has been kidnapped- will die. Can Michael Dendoncker of the counter terrorism unit, rescue the girl in a country that's off the grid.

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Despite its strong cast, Black-Out is at its best only mildly entertaining
30 November 2020 | by scndskySee all my reviews

Flemish political thriller Black-Out is about a sabotage at a nuclear power plant, causing a blackout though Western Europe. We follow the prime-minister and the chief of anti-terrorism to see how they handle the situation.

Despite having a strong cast, the show never lifts itself to a level we've seen in other Flemish shows such as De Twaalf or Tabula Rasa.

The scenario is often unbelievable, the dialogues forced and a lot of characters miss depth and proper motivation. The actors can only do so much to make up for that. As a result, they all played better roles in other series. For instance, if you compare the colorful depth Ruth Becquart gave to character Sandy in Chaussée d'Amour, with the one-dimensional detective Natalie Maes she performs in Blackout, it's hard to believe we're talking about the same actress. Yet, her performance is among the better ones this show has to offer.

On top of that it's hard to make sense out of the actions of the perpetrators and the prime-minister. This makes you look at the show from a distance instead of being absorbed by it.

There are some missed opportunities, we never really see how the population is dealing with the crisis. There's certainly no apocalypse happening, it's all business as usual. A minister even throws a fancy garden party during the first night of the blackout. People apparently have big stashes of candles, food and patience. This scream for a satirical "100 things I learned from"-list.

Black-Out does offer the occasional thrill, a particular late night pursuit is well executed and can be considered the highlight of the show, but at its best Black-Out is only mildly entertaining.

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