Spoiler-Free Review of “In From the Cold” on Netflix: Spy Series with lots of welcomed twists!

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

“I’m no longer that person…”

In From the Cold premiered on January 28th 2022 on Netflix with eight episodes available to stream now. The sci-fi action series stars Margarita Levieva, Cillian O’Sullivan, Charles Brice and Lydia Fleming. Each episode runs for approximately 45-52 minutes.

After starting over a new life as a mother, Jenny Franklin’s past catches up to her when she is recruited once again as a deadly secret agent.

Here is the trailer:

In From the Cold has an Alias vibe with a sci-fi edge. While the premise may seem ridiculous at times, we get plenty of bloody fight scenes and fantastic twists to keep us on our toes. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A kick-ass female lead to root for.

I remember Margarita Levieva on Revenge and I loved her then and I loved her even more now! If you’re looking for an action series with a strong female lead, you’re in the right place. Sure, I’ve seen plenty of female spy films and series before, but I really appreciated the fact that Jenny was a mom in her forties. It just made her more relatable and I liked that she was a little rough around the edges, which gave this series a little bit more originality.

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Plenty of action with lots of twists and turns.

Even at the end of the first episode, we got this crazy reveal. At first, I didn’t really know what to think about it but it actually made me like this series even more. The twists kept coming our way which really kept me invested from start to finish.

There were also plenty of action and fight scenes in each episode to indulge in. More please!

The Cons:

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The flashbacks took up a lot of screen time.

I didn’t mind the flashbacks and I thought they provided the audience with important information and reveals, but sometimes the transition was a little jarring. The episodes were on the long side so maybe if these were shortened slightly, it would have worked better.

Even though we got a lot of answers to our questions, there was a lot that still didn’t make any sense and was really outrageous. That being said, if you just go with the flow, you’ll enjoy the series more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Kick-ass series with fantastic twists and a unique sci-fi edge!

This was such a guilty-pleasure watch for me in a lot of ways, but it just worked somehow, even though it was slightly outrageous. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something a little bit different without having to overthink things too much.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on In From the Cold in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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