3 Things You Should Know about Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See

3. It’s about Family and Love

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The series provides one of the most heartwarming depictions of a father-daughter relationship in recent TV history. Via a flashback, we watch as an elementary school-aged Marie laughs and plays with her father, who is doing his best to help her navigate their home city, Paris, as a blind girl.

To help her memorize the city’s many streets, he builds a toy-sized replica of their neighborhood, complete with dozens of wooden replicas of shops, houses, and churches. Presumably, his tutelage of her in their new home city has helped her survive alone as long as she has.

Later in life, as an adult, she glides her hand across the toy-sized model whenever she wants to remember those precious moments.

All the Light We Cannot See contains plenty of family-centric themes, even if it’s not kid-friendly. The first episode, which Crosswalk screened, contains a handful of strong expletives, including three f-bombs. It also includes war-time violence. (ClearPlay offers a filter for subscribers.)

Minus those few caveats, All the Light We Cannot See is one of the best new series on TV. The cast is marvelous. The story is gripping. The cliffhangers make you want to keep watching. The lessons about life are the icing on the cake.

All the Light We Cannot See is rated TV-MA.

Entertainment rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Family-friendly rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Photo credit: ©Netflix; used with permission.

Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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