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The Innocents 

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When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive families to be together, they're derailed by an extraordinary discovery - June's ability to shape-shift. A scientist tries to capture her and discover the key to her power.
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Series cast summary:
Sorcha Groundsell ...  June 8 episodes, 2018
Percelle Ascott ...  Harry 8 episodes, 2018
Guy Pearce ...  Halvorson 8 episodes, 2018
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ...  Steinar 8 episodes, 2018
Laura Birn ...  Elena 8 episodes, 2018
Sam Hazeldine ...  John 8 episodes, 2018
Arthur Hughes ...  Ryan 8 episodes, 2018
Nadine Marshall Nadine Marshall ...  Christine 8 episodes, 2018
Lise Risom Olsen ...  Sigrid 8 episodes, 2018
Ingunn Beate Øyen ...  Runa 8 episodes, 2018
Philip Wright ...  Lewis Polk 7 episodes, 2018
Trond Fausa ...  Alf 4 episodes, 2018
Abigail Hardingham ...  Kam 4 episodes, 2018
Chris Abe Chris Abe ...  Police Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Olivia Fearn ...  Lauren 3 episodes, 2018
Scott Haining ...  Junior Police Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Andrew Koji ...  Andrew 3 episodes, 2018
Ben Rose Ben Rose ...  Welly 3 episodes, 2018
Alex Williams Alex Williams ...  Az 3 episodes, 2018
Jason Riddington ...  The Headmaster 2 episodes, 2018
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The Innocents is a teenage supernatural love story, which revolves around two teenagers, Harry and June, who run away from their repressive family to be together. After this, they are thrown into a journey of self-discovery, due to the secrets kept by their parents, which test their love. Besides this, their respective extraordinary gifts end up unleashing powerful forces, who intend on dividing them forever. Written by Fernanda Nemr

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UK

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English

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24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Modalen, Hordaland, Norway

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In various episodes, the television in Ryan McDaniel's annex can be seen playing the anime B: The Beginning. See more »

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The Innocents
Music and lyrics by Carly Paradis
Performed by Anna Lena Bruland
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Hope for Season Two!
26 August 2018 | by laceyjuneSee all my reviews

I'm genuinely surprised by all of the negative reviews. No, this series isn't a straight 10/10; it has some flaws, but it certainly doesn't deserve the lowly, pathetic ratings between 1-5 stars. Admittedly, yes, the series does move at a slower pace while the protagonist and her boyfriend are figuring out her abilities, but the underlying storyline is so much bigger and more intriguing. While the sole focus appears to be on June and Harry, we have other characters (all with their own motives and backgrounds) searching for June, both with positive and negative intentions. Character and plot development often take time in stories like this because smooth pacing is so much more important than non-stop action. No one enjoys a series that appears to move too quickly without any explanation or proper development, so the fact that this series managed to deliver so much potential in only eight episodes speaks volumes.

I wound up binging the entire first season over the span of two days (damn my need for sleep and other obligations), and I'm not the type to binge something unless I'm genuinely intrigued by or enjoying it. The idea behind "shape-shifting" is originally developed in this story, as the ability to shift is directly linked to experiencing strong emotions, ranging from fear, love, pain, etc. The series even includes interesting mythology regarding Berserker warriors, though it is not discussed as much as I would have enjoyed (one of the few flaws) as I would have preferred to gain more knowledge on how shapeshifters came to exist in their world, and how we only know of a handful. However, it's possible they hope to delve more into the history in season two.

I promise that if you stick with this series, it is very rewarding! There was only one episode I found myself a bit bored with, which involves our teen lovers going to what appears to be a rave, but even that encounter is significant. The boyfriend, Harry, is completely devoted to June. He isn't your typical teen character who makes bad decisions; he tries to steer June in the right direction. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for our protagonist, June. She makes minimal dumb decisions, but it's like in horror films when the main characters do something silly to further the plot. In June's defense, she's only 15 going on 16, and Harry makes up for all of the silly situations she puts them in; although her stupidity and naivety is why I can only rate this 8/10. Yes, she is young, but given what she endures over the span of an eight episode season, she should know better!

I realize this series isn't for everyone, especially since so many bashed the show before giving it a full chance, but if you're a fan of the sci-fi genre, English and/or Norwegian scenery, and great plot development, this is the show for you. However, if you are not a fan of cliffhanger series finales, then you might want to wait for season two to be released, or avoid it completely.


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