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 Stranger

The 2020 Harlan Coben series was actually the first of the lot that I watched, and I did enjoy it. It was a great adaptation of the book, bringing enough of the story to life on screen. Plus, I love seeing Richard Armitage in the lead.

The story follows Adam Price, who is approached by a woman in a baseball cap who tells him that his wife faked a pregnancy and miscarriage. That takes him on a rabbit hole of discoveries and mysteries, especially as his wife just disappears and may have stolen money from the football club.

Of course, nothing is as it seems. There are some bizarre moments with The Stranger, but we also get a great story of a dirty cop, dealing with grief, and an unexpected bond formed between protagonist and lead cop on the case.

The Innocent

The Spanish-language story, The Innocent, brings us a story of a man trying to restart his life. He was jailed after accidentally killing a man in a bar fight, and now he’s ready to pick up the pieces of his mistake. Part of that involves marrying a woman from his past.

That woman has her secrets, though. Mat will need to get to the bottom of who Olivia is if he wants to get to the bottom of another mystery going on around him. Why did a nun kill herself? Was it really suicide or murder made to look as murder? Some of the storylines don’t seem to connect at first, but it’s soon clear that there is something much bigger going on. My issue with this is that it’s a bit of a slow burn to really get into the mystery.