This adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, will leave you yearning for more. Partly a fiction with some parts of truth based on World War 2, this is a beautiful bond of human bonds formed in the times of struggle.

Aria Mia, a fresh face, so apt for the role, plays the part of a blind girl, who broadcasts from a frequency, and her words give hope and courage to several. Directed by Shawn Levy, this four-part series, gives an insight to how difficult life was with America air-raiding and towns crumbling. While waiting for her uncle and father, she uses the radio to read the book by Jules Verne and through this she wishes to reunite with her family and sends cryptic messages to Allied forces.

In Saint Malo, a young officer listens to her broadcasts daily. Both of them are united by their love for the professor who would read late night at the frequency of 13/10 and tell the listeners facts about life and love. His words became their guiding light.

It is a wonderful, short series about war, the struggles, the bonds people forge in times of trouble, how small things such as listening to a radio gives immense pleasure and hope. All the characters play their role so wonderfully and the story has indeed struck my heart.

A lovely series on Netflix.

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