NETFLIX fans are feeling “anxious” when they tune in to the site’s latest hit thriller, Accused.
The program chronicles the ins and outs of the world of social media and has caused many viewers to reflect on their own relationships with social media following its premiere.
Accused managed to achieve a perfect score of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes, although some fans were uneasy.
Sex Education star Chaneil Kular stars as Harri in the series, in which he is falsely accused online of being a terrorist.
In the dramatic scenes that follow, a horrific witch hunt begins to expand beyond mere words on the internet and into a real-life scenario.
Harri must try to protect himself when it becomes clear that the people are unfairly after him and are targeting him.
Presented in a disturbing manner, the show aims to make fans feel their own fears and worries, as if they were in the same situation as the “accused”.
The film is directed by Philip Barantini, who is known for his incredible work in “suspenseful films” that often keep the viewer on the edge of their seats.
It seems that Phillip definitely did what he intended and many fans were left shaken after watching the new hit.
One fan wrote online: “Omfg I’m watching Accused on Netflix and it stressed me out.”
Another added: “I watched ‘Accused’ on Netflix the other night and it’s a brilliant film! Pretty nerve wracking and really shows the dark side of social media. It’s worth watching. If you’ve seen it, let me know what you think!”
The comments didn’t stop there, as another was unsettled by the “stressful” role.
They said: “Ngl.. I watch #accused and I keep stopping to calm myself down because it’s so intense. Social media can really ruin lives.”
A fourth admitted they were still worried now, saying: “If anyone’s looking for something good to watch, I just watched Accused on Netflix.”
“Absolutely brilliantly played. I’m still nervous now. Really shows how dangerous social media can be.”
Before a fifth wrote: “Maybe it’s only 1 hour and 27 minutes… but I think I’ll last for quite some time! #Accused on Netflix…are we talking about tense?”
“It’s a frightening look at what could happen in this social media reality world we live in.”
Along with Chenali, the film also stars Frances Tomelty, Nitin Ganatra, Nila Aalia, Lauryn Ajufo and Robbie O’Neill.