Hit & Run season 1 review – is this international action thriller series a hit?

August 4, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 2
Netflix, TV Reviews
5

Summary

An intriguing watch; it may well be the best action/thriller of the year so far.

Previous EpisodeView all
5

Summary

An intriguing watch; it may well be the best action/thriller of the year so far.

This review of Netflix’s Hit & Run season 1 contains no spoilers. The series will be released on the streaming service on August 6, 2021.

Hit & Run is based mostly in Tel Aviv and New York. With exciting locations, the story proves to be even more exciting. Lior Raz portrays Segev Azulay, who at the beginning of the series is happily married to Danielle Wexler Azulai, played by Kaelen Ohm. But Segev’s life is turned upside down when Danielle is killed in an apparent yet mysterious hit & run accident in Tel Aviv. Whilst grieving for his wife, Segev learns there’s more to her death. To protect himself and his family, he searches for the truth that Danielle may have hidden whilst she was alive, with his search for the truth taking him from Tel Aviv and all the way to New York.

It’s an exciting premise that only gets more nail-biting as further twists reveal themselves. Lead actor Raz not only takes the starring role but also created Hit & Run alongside Avi Issacharoff, Dawn Prestwich, and Nicole Yorkin. Raz and Issacharoff perhaps summed the series up best: “It’s about the relationship between a man and a woman and two countries. It tells a bigger story, but it’s very personal, too”. It’s very personal indeed. Segev tracks his wife’s killers to New York, where he teams up with ex-lover Naomi Hicks (played by Sanaa Lathan) to uncover why his wife may have been murdered. 

Fans of the Israeli television series Fauda will have an instant connection with Netflix’s Hit & Run; not only is Lior Raz a lead character in Fauda, but he also created Fauda alongside Issacharoff. Long story short, if you enjoyed Fauda, you’ll love this comprehensive series. 

Hit & Run is an electrifying watch. Think of the Liam Neeson film Unknown, but even better. The story possibly could have worked as a film, but it’s so much better as a series. There’s more to enjoy, more to be shocked by, and more time to become invested with the characters and the surprising chain of events that unfold.

What do you think of Netflix’s Hit & Run season 1? Comment below.

Previous EpisodeView all

2 thoughts on “Hit & Run season 1 review – is this international action thriller series a hit?

  • August 10, 2021 at 7:07 am
    Permalink

    Fabulous. As big FAUDA fans, my wife and I were more than engrossed in Hit & Run. More to come in a following series, we hope.

  • August 10, 2021 at 7:07 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks for your comment Ian White! I feel the same as you, I really hope that a second season is just as good as the first season.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.