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Netflix Review: Northern Rescue

Andrea Rivera, Sports & Opinion Editor

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After the death of their mother Sarah, John, Maddie, Scout and Taylor West go to live with their Aunt Charlie Anders who lives in an abandoned aquarium due to her house burning down. Throughout the series, the family deals with the grief of losing their wife, sister and mother. When moving to this new small town, the kids learn the ins and outs of their new home and try to make friends but have the difficulties all new kids do after moving. They begin to struggle with their personalities and living in a single-parent home. While the grieving father enters his new SAR (Search and Rescue) job, he has his own difficulties running a new unit and establishing superiority. With only two professional workers, he teaches his volunteers and co-worker how to work together to get the job and rescue done. Charlie, the single high-spirited aunt, goes through her own challenges, trying to get the insurance claim for her burnt house but runs into complications when she finds out her ex-boyfriend’s name is still on the claim. She then spends the rest of the time attempting to get the money; however, she falls back in love with him and brings up sad memories of a lost child. It ends the first season on a cliff hanger of the eldest child finding out her father and mother lied to her about a family issue.

This Netflix series binge brought an occasional tear to my eye while taking me through difficult family discussions in the show and joyous moments of love. Overall, if you are looking for a show with minor drama, adequate acting as well as a sit on the couch with your family show, Northern Rescue is the show for you. I give this Netflix original a 3 out of 5 paws.

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