Hotel Beau Séjour (2017-)
Season 1 - 10 episodes (2017)
Watch Hotel Beau Séjour Season 1 on Netflix
Available in United States, Canada, Nordics, Australia, New Zealand, Poland
Created by: Nathalie Basteyns, Kaat Beels, Sanne Nuyens, Bert Van Dael
Starring: Lynn Van Royen, Inge Paulussen, Jan Hammenecker
In this Flemish language series, teenage Kato investigates her own
mysterious death while caught in an afterlife limbo, unraveling a web of secrets in her seemingly tranquil
The pilot was good. This is a dark mystery series with a twist. The main character is dead and investigating her own death while a handful of people can still see her.
The first episode hints at how Kato's world overlaps with the real world, yet still leaving a lot of questions. This looks like it might be just a regular winding mystery at it's core, but the second episode was disappointingly slow.
The opening scene is great. A girl wakes up in Hotel Beau Séjour and discovers her own dead body in a bathtub her family begins to worry when their daughter isn't home in the morning. Kato makes it back home and realizes something is not right when her family can't see her. I thought it might be a lapse in logic when Kato slings papers across the room. The mother doesn't see, and in the next scene they are right back where they were originally, but Kato's world has a disconnect with the real world.
I wondered if it was a Ghost (1990) situation where apparitions can react with the physical world, but it's not that. Kato and the person in the same room experience a different reality.
I hope the show explains it, but often Kato interacts, or think she
interacts with physical objects, but doesn't. She can use a phone to
call somebody, but they can't hear her. How this works is a mystery
after two episodes. I wonder if it's an overlap of dimensions.
Kato's boyfriend is an early suspect, but I'm sure this series will have more than a few twists. I had to watch the second episode for more answers, but that episode was disappointing. There are no answers, and it doesn't do much, other than put the five people that can see Kato into one room. One of the cops can see her, and it seems he's covering up something. The second episode wasn't that great, but I'd like to keep watching for answers. If we don't get answers, this is going to be disappointing. It has the potential to be engrossing.