The Longest Night

  • 23 Jul - 29 Jul, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

A new Netflix series from Spain not only takes place overnight, but most of the action takes place inside a psychiatric prison. Simón Lago (Luis Callejo) aka “The Alligator,” is a notorious serial killer that has been hiding in plain sight and has eluded capture for years. He’s also sadistic, piling dirt on a victim who wakes up inside that garbage bag and tries to get out, or letting a supermarket cashier’s recently killed body sit in his living room while he enjoys a drink on Christmas Eve in his home. But he gets a call that he’s going to be captured; a plan is in place to spring him, however. So when SWAT teams come to arrest him, he goes willingly. Instead of going to a max security prison, he’s sent to Monte Baruca, a psychiatric prison not equipped to handle him. He knows this is part of the plan. The warden, Hugo Roca (Alberto Ammann), is called with his three kids to come to the prison to handle this special case; his oldest, Laura, goes to stay with her mom, but he takes his younger son and daughter with him. In the meantime, a crack assault team led by a man named Lennon (Jose Luis Garcia Perez) is gathering and making their way to the prison. The Longest Night is one of those shows that has a lot going on, and it needs to have those multiple threads given the nature of the series’ plot.

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