The Time It Takes season 1 review – a love story on the healing process

October 29, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
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Summary

This is certainly an interesting project. The Time It Takes delivers.

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3

Summary

This is certainly an interesting project. The Time It Takes delivers.

This review of Netflix’s The Time It Takes season 1 does not contain spoilers.

Netflix sells this series that consists of 10 mini-episodes as a love story. And it’s a painful love story, centering on a couple (Lina and Nico) who are experiencing a heartbreaking breakup. There’s a specific format for this series; each episode dedicates time to the past and present in eleven minutes. With each chapter that passes, the minutes for the present increases while the past becomes less and less. There’s a purpose behind it, and the format works.

The Time It Takes encapsulates the healing process, but mostly from Lina’s perspective. Love experts claim that a heartbreak is equivalent to a leg break triggering the same area in the brain, and this Netflix series puts in an earnest effort to understand how it feels after a testing life event.

It helps that the lead actors have incredible chemistry. They truly sell this once-in-a-lifetime relationship with moments of passion and frustration. The kind of relationship where one would struggle to walk away from. One that would keep you up at night, sleepless and delirious. 

The Time It Takes is worth the investment, and it helps that the chapters are nuggets. There’s a real sense of realism that shines through, even if it is morbid and sobering. It presents lessons. It presents pain. But, it all boils down to the rawness of a connection between two people and their love for each other. With each minute increasing for the present, the less the past hurts, which is not a coincidence. The creator wants the audience to know that the pain from a breakup softens eventually. They understand it.

This is certainly an interesting project. The Time It Takes delivers.

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