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Netflix Series 'The Family' Will be Your New Obsession

Netflix Series 'The Family' Will be Your New Obsession

This sounds absolutely chilling...

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa McLoughlin

Netflix's new docuseries, The Family, was released on the streaming service on Friday and viewers are already branding it the prologue to dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale.

The harrowing five-part series is based on the books, The Family and C Street, written by Dartmouth College journalism professor Jeff Sharlet.

Directed by Jesse Moss, the show investigates the super secretive Christian Conservative organisation in Washington, D.C. called The Fellowship Foundation, which is known internally as The Family.

According to author Jeff, who first began investigating the organisation in his twenties, The Family believes that "the real message of Christ is not so much love, as strength" as they hope to influence policy-makers around the globe through spiritual obligation.

Throughout the series, viewers learn of the influential group's "invisible networks" and the scandals they have been involved in, including affairs and disappearing presidential candidates.

And that's not the half of it either.

Viewers have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the series and how the presence of the organisation has influenced American politics.


One penned: "The Family on Netflix essentially is the prologue to The Handmaid's Tale."

"Every once in a while, Netflix comes with a series that blows your mind. 'The Family' is one of those series," a second wrote.

A viewer shared: "I JUST started The Family on Netflix and I already feel myself falling down the rabbit hole."

"Decided to try to watch The Family on Netflix until I fall asleep. A few minutes in and I am already too horrified to sleep. What a bunch of nut jobs," another lamented.

Another commented alongside a clip from the show: "I'm not even through the first episode of 'The Family' on Netflix, and everything about how we got to where we are already makes so much sense."

This series is definitely one our must-watch list!

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