Spoiler-Free Review of “You Don’t Know Me” on Netflix: Quick Mystery Drama with an Addicting Hook

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Do you love her?”

You Don’t Know Me originally premiered back in December 2021 on BBC One, but released on Netflix on June 17th 2022. The limited mystery-drama series (based on the book of the same name) stars Samuel Adewunmi, Sophie Wilde, Bukky Bakray, and Roger Nsengiyumva. There are four episodes in total, which are all available to stream on Netflix. Each episode runs for approximately 55-58 minutes.

A man on trial for murder takes the stand to tell his side of the story, hoping to convince the jury of his innocence.

Here is the trailer:

You Don’t Know Me is a quick watch with an addicting premise and decent performances. Is it worthy of your next binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Really addicting!

I got through this series very quickly. There are only four episodes, which made it extremely easy to binge-watch and I was completely hooked while watching this mystery unfold. There were some really intense moments and just when I thought I had everything figured out, I was thrown for a loop in a good way.

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Believable performances.

The performances were really good in this one and it helped me connect more to the characters. The love story was intriguing, the reveals were well-timed, and I was honestly moved by Samuel Adewunmi’s performance in the final episode. He is very talented and elevated this series in so many ways. 

The Cons:

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The courtroom scenes weren’t as strong as the flashbacks.

I absolutely loved the flashbacks in this series and when we went back to the courtroom and the long speech, it didn’t feel organic to me. The transitions were abrupt and other than the scene in the final episode, I would have preferred to just focus on the events leading up to him being on trial. The flashbacks were a lot stronger and they held my attention more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

If you’re looking for a quick mystery-drama that will keep you guessing, you’re in the right place.

An addicting and intense watch!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on You Don’t Know Me in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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