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I have had a free year of Apple+ since it launched but they initially didn’t support Windows so I never bothered, I can’t handle watching long things on my phone but boredom led me to check out if i could now watch on my laptop.

I enjoyed the first episode and Brooklynn is sensational. I will definitely continue to watch. 

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At first I felt as if this was written for tweens. Now with more grownup scenes it’s holding my interest more. The problem is they don’t amalgamate well. Tweens will like the kids’ scenes and grownups the scenes with the adults but not vice versa. The fact that the lead child character is so annoying (and sorry, but I think the actress is bad in this) is no help. Hilde acts more like a 5-year-old than a 10-year-old. She has no sense of consequences that most kids have learned by that age (to some degree at least). And if I have to hear her whine one more time about being a journalist... I’m finding myself fast forwarding through the kid scenes at this point (a few episodes in). I’ll watch to find out the conclusion to the mystery but I’m wishing the father would reconsider and use his reporting skills to solve the crime instead of Hilde.

 

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On 4/12/2020 at 4:09 AM, ferjy said:

Tweens will like the kids’ scenes and grownups the scenes with the adults but not vice versa.

I was thinking this also.  It could easily have used Hilde's poking into the story as a jumping off board for the father to regain his passion for reporting and take that route for the remainder.  Hilde was too precocious for my taste and I found her continued reporting and her parents catering to it in terms that went beyond indulging her within their own home boundaries absolutely ridiculous.  The actual mystery and elements leading up to it were actually serious and a bit heavy to be one of those "oooh, aren't those kids cute and clever" kind of shows. It's apparently been renewed for a second season already.  I hope there will be some changes made, but I'm not hopeful.  I wonder how many people like myself watched in spite of Hilde, not because of her. The young actress portraying her was fine, I just didn't care for the way the part was written.

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