All 8 Harlan Coben Netflix shows ranked from worst to best

Fool Me Once, The Stranger, and Safe are just a few of the best Harlan Coben Netflix shows to stream right now.

Fool Me Once. Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern and Richard Armitage as Joe Burkett in Fool Me Once. Cr. Matt SquireNetflix © 2023
Fool Me Once. Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern and Richard Armitage as Joe Burkett in Fool Me Once. Cr. Matt SquireNetflix © 2023 /
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1. Safe

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Safe - Michael C. Hall - Credit: Ben Blackall/Netflix /
  • Release Date: May 10, 2018
  • Cast: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass, Joplin Sibtain, Milo Twomey, Emmett J. Scanlan, Amy James-Kelly, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Freddie Thorp, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Louis Greatorex

Safe starring Michael C. Hall is clearly the best of the Harlan Coben Netflix shows. The series premiered on the streaming service in 2018, and it was a huge success. The series Hall stars as Tom Delaney, a successful surgeon trying to raise two daughters following the death of his wife and mother of his children. When Jenny, one of Tom's daughters, goes missing, Tom takes the investigation into his own hands and tries to get his daughter back.

There are a lot of reasons why Safe is the best of Harlan Coben's Netflix shows. To me, Safe is a better, tighter story. There are always a lot of characters and misdirections in a Coben show, but Safe cuts through some of those misdirections with actual backstory relevant to Jenny's disappearance and Tom's investigation. Sometimes, as discussed, it feels like random stuff just happens because the adults are weird, and that's not necessarily true with Safe. It's a thrilling mystery until the very end, which is also much better than some of Coben's shows, too.

Along with that, it's important to note that Hall is probably the strongest male protagonist in any of Coben's Netflix shows. Hall is a truly gifted actor, and that's on display with this performance. If you're a fan of Hall or his hit series Dexter, Safe should definitely be on the list of shows you should watch on Netflix.

That's the list of the best Harlan Coben shows on Netflix. The good news is there are more of Coben's shows and movies in the works on Netflix in the near future. Myron Bolitar is another series in development at Netflix. Stay tuned for more news about those shows and movies!

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