Three spooky shows to watch on Netflix

What is Jinn?

Jinn. 2019. An Arabic language teen drama made by Netflix in Jordan.

What’s it about?

On a trip to Petra two teenagers accidentally summon Jinn (supernatural creatures) and take them back to high school. One Jinn is evil, the other is good.

Do reviewers and audiences like it?

Jinn caused controversy in Jordan due to some of the teen behaviour depicted. Online reviews are mixed. I think it’s worth watching for the Jordanian setting. I’ve seen two episodes so far. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an audience score of 57%.

What is Paranormal?

Paranormal. 2020. Also made by Netflix. An Arabic language drama set in 1960s Egypt.

What’s it about?

A sceptical university professor and his Scottish friend face a series of supernatural events. There are romantic and family drama subplots.

Do reviewers and audiences like it?

Season one received a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Professional critics were not so keen. I loved the first episode and look forward to the next one.

What is The Protector?

The Protector. 2018 to 2021. A Turkish language drama made by Netflix.

What’s it about?

A young man with supernatural powers fights to protect Istanbul from evil.

Do reviewers and audiences like it?

The Protector has received an audience score of 54% on Rotten Tomatoes. I enjoyed the first episode and thought it was visually stunning.

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