I recently binged on Netflix’s Hotel Beau Séjour. Somehow, the series manages to offer a fresh take on the “dead woman” trope that has become such a crime show staple (cliche?), seen in Twin Peaks, The Killing, Top of the Lake, . . . And those are just a few of the more original variations on the basic formula (of course, the premise goes back much further; as Edgar Allan Poe wrote, “The death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world”).
But it’s actually a Belgian Nick Cave covering a Hank Williams song: