The Twelve (Belgian TV series)
The Twelve (Dutch: De Twaalf) is a 2019 Flemish-language television series created by Sanne Nuyens and Bert Van Dael and starring Maaike Cafmeyer, Charlotte De Bruyne, Tom Vermeir and Maaike Neuville.Twelve ordinary people are called for jury duty for a murder case as traumatizing as it is controversial in which a woman stands trial for killing her own blood.
Twelve ordinary people are called for jury duty for a murder case as traumatizing as it is controversial: the respected headmistress Fri Palmers stands accused of two murders, one of whom is her own child. Gradually, as the trial gains momentum, it is not only Fri’s fate that hangs in the balance, but also the lives of the jury members that are shaken to the core. Each jury member reacts based on his or her own personal scars and life experience. It is up to them to decide on the guilt or the innocence of this broken woman on trial. You can watch The Twelve online and 4khotvideo is a websites to download movies for free.
Twelve citizens are called for jury duty on a controversial murder case. They have the difficult task to decide on the guilt or innocence of respected headmistress Frie Palmers, who stands accused of two murders. As time goes by, the murder trial becomes a trial, not only for the accused, but for the jury members themselves.There is a lot to like and dislike about the show. First of all, the slow pace is unbearable at times. The large cast, with big-name actors, make it seem as if budgeting wasn’t an issue. So, why the slow pace?The belly shirt was inappropriate for a courtroom drama.
It is obvious what direction the show will take. The “mansplaining” and “racist” allegations explain it all. I believe most viewers catch the drift.
I view Matt Nable as a standout actor. It is unfortunate that the role of Nathan Spears will limit his ability to display his excellent acting skills. The large cast limits airtime for about 95 percent of the cast. While I understand the need for 12 jurors, the other characters should’ve been slimmed down.
I’m also a fan of Sam Neill. Unlike Nable, Neill will get sufficient airtime as the barrister of Kate Lawson. It is unclear if Kate is truly the killer. Regardless, the character is unlikeable.
Each juror has personal issues that are gradually surfacing. The show makes some interesting and not-so-interesting points. I fear the social issues will overshadow the court case. I enjoyed the peek into the jurors’ lives, but it may be a bit too much.
Character development is slowly progress. The acting is decent for the most part.