Delete

Delete

A mystery that deftly delivers well-loved tropes with a singular, dangerous phone

The Very Best

8.0

TV Show

Thailand
Thai
Drama, Mystery
2023
PARKPOOM WONGPOOM
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Nat Kitcharit, Natara Nopparatayapon
45 min

TLDR

We should all be glad this phone doesn't exist.

What it's about

When deleting people at the press of a button is possible, secrets and greed immediately surface.

The take

Centered around a phone with the power to make people disappear, Delete utilizes an intriguing supernatural element to create a steady mystery that thrives on moral dilemmas. With shifting perspectives and a non-linear narrative, it excels at building context and character motivation. What starts as an exposed affair becomes an exploration of the depths of human desires. The series has a strong start, setting a pace that hooks with melodrama and keeps eyes glued with its twists. Whether it's distrust in relationships or dependency on technology, there isn't a dull moment as the phones pass from hand to hand, and the stakes are risen by questionable intentions.

What stands out

Using non-linear storytelling isn't new to the mystery genre, but it's a staple for a reason. Following a character until the phone lands in another hand creates great tension for the consequences of the user's intentions. When the perspective shifts, it gives a full profile of new characters and their motives. This ensures that the threads find their way back to each other and the narrative never feels lost.

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