The Victims’ Game sort of rocked my world. It is a new Netflix Original Series from Taiwan, and, man, they so deliver the goods.
You know when you stick on a film or a series and it comes with some warnings at the start? Well, NEVER in my life have I watched ANYTHING that comes with the warning “professional assistance may be required”. My jaw dropped to the ground, I even stopped and hit rewind to see if I was imagining it. Nope, there it was “professional assistance may be required”. As you can probably guess, at that moment I was engrossed. The Victim’s Game had my full undivided attention. I do admit though, I don’t think any of the murders topped the first one…but trust me, you won’t be disappointed with what’s to come.
What Is The Victims’ Game About?
The Victims’ Game is a serial killer crime series. Primarily about a CSI with Aspergers who is looking for his missing daughter. He starts to find strange links between his daughter and a serial killer known as The Last Wish Killer. That is all I am going to tell you about the plot.
From a crime series pov, The Victims’ Game brilliantly covers every department you can think of and in great detail too; The detectives, the coroners, the media, and of course the forensic investigators.
The crimes are brutal and the production is of the highest possible quality. So far, The Victims’ Game is my favourite Asian series. In fact, it fucking wipes the floor with most American or European productions too.
There is a lot going on and it can get a little confusing at times, well, to me anyway. But when it all comes together, The Victims’ Game is a perfectly crafted crime series that will hook you from the first episode and drag you into its seedy and grotesque world.
Official Plot (Netflix)
After discovering his estranged daughter’s link to mysterious murders, a forensic detective with Asperger’s syndrome risks everything to solve the case.
As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker