Ranking all 8 Harlan Coben shows on Netflix from worst to best

Can you believe there are eight Harlan Coben shows on Netflix so far? Here's a ranking of them from worst to best.

Fool Me Once. (L to R) Richard Armitage as Joe, Michelle Keegan as Maya in Fool Me Once. Cr. Vishal Sharma/Netflix © 2023.
Fool Me Once. (L to R) Richard Armitage as Joe, Michelle Keegan as Maya in Fool Me Once. Cr. Vishal Sharma/Netflix © 2023. /
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The Woods

Another foreign language adaptation is The Woods. Like so many other Harlan Coben shows (and books), this story takes place in two timelines. We have the summer of 1994 when two kids were found murdered at a summer camp and then 2019 Warsaw, where Pawel Kopinski is trying to get to the bottom of a murder case.

This series tries to cover a lot. We have the lost love storyline, the past trauma, the current murder, and so much more going on. Sometimes, it just feels like there’s too much. How much can one man go through? This one did take me a couple of watches to really get into, as well. It’s very different from previous Harlan Coben shows released. That may have affected my opinions on it.

Stay Close

I missed this one the first time it came out and watched it recently. Cush Jumbo is brilliant, but the overall storyline is just a little too bizarre to be believable. It took me completely out of the story at times.

The story follows a woman who is getting ready to marry. However, Megan wasn’t always Megan. Years ago, she was called Cassie, and people from her past as Cassie are turning up. That includes a potentially dangerous man who went missing years earlier. Is this guy back, or is someone out for revenge? And who is killing one man every year?