Giri/Haji is a British/Japanese television show that was produced by the BBC, but is now shown on Netflix. The show has a half-Japanese and half-British cast, and it also splits time between the two places.
The story is about the Japanese yakuza, the Japanese police, and the British police, and how a murder of a Japanese man in London causes the two countries crime scene to become intertwined. The show is relatively dark, and there is a lot of action and killing in the show. It is not a show to watch if you are just looking to have a relaxing, happy night; however, I really enjoyed the show because it was unpredictable, suspenseful, and interesting.
This show is pretty typical of a lot of newer shows on Netflix, in that it is a bit edgy and more geared towards a younger audience. I thought that it was really interesting though, that it was set between Tokyo and London. I didn’t know how this was going to work, but it made sense in the context of the story, and it didn’t ruin the flow of the show.
If you are looking for a crime/drama show with a unique spin, Giri/Haji is a good choice. It also has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating for critics, and an 88% rating for audience, so it is clear that many other people also enjoyed watching the show.
Giri/Haji Recommendation Rating: 3.5
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for