“Alone and Forsaken” at the Hotel Beau Séjour

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 PeaksThe KillingTop 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”).

Plus, the show’s got a great theme song by Mauro Pawlowski and Ciska Vanhoyland, that sounds like a Belgian Nick Cave covering a lost Leonard Cohen song:

But it’s actually a Belgian Nick Cave covering a Hank Williams song:

 

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