Rabbit Hole (2023): Good Thriller About Saving Democracy

Rabbit Hole is a 2023 drama series, about how privileged people misuse the personal data of the masses in the age of modern technology, especially by exploiting social media platforms to manipulate them.

These powerful sets of rich and politically powerful persons wreck democracy by manipulating the narrative and misleading the common people in the post-truth era. Perhaps, this is a timely tale about saving modern liberal government setups, not only in the USA but in the democratic setups around the world.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- details

GenreDrama, Action, Mystery, Thriller
ReleasedMarch-May 2023
Season & EpisodesSeason One (1) – Episodes Eight (8)
CreatorsGlenn Ficarra & John Requa
CastKiefer Sutherland, Meta Golding, Enid Graham, Rob Yang, Charles Dance, etc.
TaglinesRead between the headlines.
About – Rabbit Hole.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- synopsis

Nothing is what it seems when John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- {Spoilers Free} review

The “Rabbit Hole” (as per the dictionary) is a metaphor for something that transports someone into a wonderfully (or troublingly) surreal state or situation. So, in that case, this title is apt for this mystery thriller with an official introduction that goes like this – “The deeper you go, the deadlier it gets”. This is exactly what happens with the protagonist John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland) in this show, as he goes through a hole and gets stuck in it.

This politics and espionage drama is all about the conspiracy to take complete control of the democracy in the USA. So, it is about the pursuit of power and taking control of the regime. This fictional story takes inspiration from the contemporary political climate, the modern tech. and social media in this day and age. How democratic institutions can be subverted in this modern world of fake news, misinformation, manipulation, surveillance, etc.?

Only John Weir (splendidly played by Kiefer Sutherland) stands in the way of powerful people; as he, his family and new friends try to stop this intriguing plot. Backed by the interesting script, its ensemble cast has done a good job in this good-quality show. In addition, with so many twists and turns in its storylines, some of these I did not see coming and those were quite a few surprises.

I reiterate that this series is an engaging and fascinating show to watch this year.

Focus:- actor Kiefer Sutherland

Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland is well known for his intense roles as the counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the 24 (2001-2010) series. In addition, in the distant past, he has also done a bunch of well-known movies – The Bay Boy (1984), Young Guns (1988), A Time To Kill (1996), Phone Booth (2002), etc.

AwardsGolden Globes, USA – 2002 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama – 24 series
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2004 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – 24 series
Primetime Emmy Awards – 2006 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Drama Series – 24 series
Primetime Emmy Awards – 2006 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – 24 series – For playing the role of “Jack Bauer”.
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2006 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – 24 series
RecognitionWalk of Fame – 2008 Winner Star on the Walk of Fame – Television – On December 9, 2008
About – actor Kiefer Sutherland.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- {Spoilers Alert} dialogues

How to take control of a country – a few key dialogues from this show

Chapter 1 – undermine the people’s faith in media so they begin to doubt the very nature of the truth.

Chapter 2 – polarize factions in the society. When people stop seeing the other side as human, then human rights cease to be an obstacle.

Chapter 3 – marginalize the intelligentsia. If people stop listening to the experts, then they become malleable.

Chapter 4 – elect a candidate under the guise of restoring order. Someone smart. Someone charismatic. But someone who can be controlled.

Chapter 5 (the final chapter) – Now the country is yours. The bottom line is, it is happening right now, a lot faster than I thought it would.

Caste system in India – a few dialogues from this show

We were in India, in Mumbai, once.

We were looking out over the slums.

And he said, “They should all be put down like rabid dogs.” Then he said, “The one thing this country has got right is the caste system.”…

“People know their place and they are kept there.”

He will build the county he has always wanted.

In case you wish to learn more about the caste system in India, then read this article on the BBC news.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- poster

Rabbit Hole – poster.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- ratings

FM’s rating3.95/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.50/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date75% Tomatometer & 86% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesAlthough this show tumbles into one twist too many, Kiefer Sutherland remains compelling in his welcome return to the espionage genre.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Rabbit Hole.

Rabbit Hole (2023) Series:- trailer

Rabbit Hole Series – official trailer | Youtube.

If you like this political drama from the network Paramount+, then do check out the Mayor Of Kingstown series by the Paramount+ too.

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