This article discusses 5 reasons to watch the series High Heat on the streaming service Netflix.
One of Netflix’s latest original series High Heat – or Donde Hubo Fuego – is set to release very shortly on 17th August. The show will follow Poncho, a man joins a local fire brigade as part of his investigations into his brother’s murder, and who naturally uncovers far more than he bargained for.
It won’t be long before High Heat will be on our screens – here are 5 reasons to watch the Netflix show:
5 Reasons To Watch the series High Heat on Netflix
Reason 1. High Heat sounds different
Shows revolving around firefighter settings are becoming more commonplace, yes – but this one threatens to mix things up a bit. The idea that it features a fire brigade but isn’t necessarily about it sounds like it could end up being more of a metaphor for the story as opposed to being a defining feature of High Heat. That, of course, won’t be for everyone, but it’s an interesting take when you think about how much from a narrative perspective firefighting has to offer that could be left on the table due to exploring this investigation thread. Could be a risky move, but the intrigue is enough to draw me in at least.
Reason 2. The trailer promises plenty of drama
The premise for High Heat threatens a lot, and the trailer backs this up even further. Admittedly, it does feel a little soapy, but if it commits, the series will be far from boring. The worry is that it could try too much and become conceited and/or hard to follow, but High Heat is also set for a relatively short first season at just seven episodes, so hopefully will recognise its limitations and not overreach itself.
Watch the trailer here:
Reason 3. How many fire-fighter shows have there really been over the years?
There are definitely more shows that center on or prominently feature fire brigades now, but outside of the last ten years or so, this particular emergency service didn’t seem to get its due. It’s always been about fighting crime and saving lives in hospitals, so to see another title being added to the slate when it comes to firefighters is a nice change.
Reason 4. The scenery
This next selling point does lower the tone slightly, but based on the marketing materials released for High Heat it also couldn’t be ignored. The actors playing firefighters are surely going to get their kit off at some point – who doesn’t want to see that?
Reason 5. A lot of Netflix shows are winding down
So many of the high-profile Netflix original series have been gradually coming to an end over the last 12 months – new blood is desperately needed to fill the gap that these are inevitably going to leave. It doesn’t necessarily have all the markers of being the streaming platform’s next big thing, but High Heat could get a lot more attention thanks to the chasm that many users’ viewing habits are going to suffer very soon.
The Netflix series High Heat will be released on Netflix on August 17, 2022.