'Doctor Foster' A Great Show On Netflix That You Aren't Watching

Amy Feinstein

There are so many shows on Netflix, with more being added each month, that some get overlooked. Doctor Foster is one of these shows, but it is worth a try. Doctor Foster is a series that airs on BBC, and it is the kind of writing that doesn't show up on television too often. There are no household names, at least not in the United States, but fans of a good suspense show won't care.

Doctor Foster, like The Fall, was a popular series on BBC that was picked up by Netflix for American audiences, reported the Inquisitr. But though Doctor Foster isn't a crime series, like The Fall, is still has all the suspense. The Fall has just wrapped up its run, and starred Gillian Anderson, formerly of The X Files. Though the level of violence in The Fall was high, Doctor Foster also has a somewhat dark tone.

"Heaven has no rage like love turned to hatred. Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."


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Dr. Gemma Foster is played by Suranne Jones, who is best described as playing the role as perfectly flawed. She is very busy, has a successful practice, and is prone to overthinking. This kicks into high gear when she finds a blonde hair on her husband's scarf, which kicks off a new level of paranoia that derails everything in her life.

The reviewer for The Age says that the most mundane things start to have other meanings.

"The simplest of things are loaded with new, ominous meaning, as are the symbolic domestic detritus floating downstream in the opening credits – a neck tie, a tube of chapstick, a watch, a bra, a pair of scissors."

Gemma Foster has developed a theory and has gathered some pretty good evidence, so she confronts her husband, who is all too happy to make her doubt herself, and her sanity. It's like Beyonce said in Lemonade.

"What's worse, looking jealous or crazy?"

But she keeps going, to prove it to herself, or to prove to her husband that she's figured it all out, with no help from him. But will Dr. Foster have lost everything else in the process?

If it will be a year before BBC gets to see the new season of Doctor Foster, Netflix might have to wait until the beginning of 2018.

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