Mysterious ‘The Midnight Club’ proves captivating



Daniel Spear, Staff Writer

New Netflix TV show “The Midnight Club” follows terminally ill teenager Ilonka as she journeys to Brightcliffe Hospice for a way to cure her thyroid cancer, but finds it much more than she bargained for. 

In this 1990’s era Occult Thriller, Ilonka (played by Actress Iman Benson, best known for her role as Reagan in “Alexa and Katie”) is your smart, amazing-grades teen, who is suddenly diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma with lung metastasis – or terminal thyroid cancer. She spends months in the hospital before coming to terms with her cancer. However, she reads an old article in a newspaper about a girl with a very similar disease walking out of Brightcliffe Hospice after disappearing for a week. The girl was completely cured and Ilonka quickly applies to be a resident at the hospice, hoping for the same miracle to befall her. 

“The Midnight Club” is an incredibly well-written show with characters that feel like real people, characters that you feel attached to. The choices they make feel like those that we would make. The mystery spread throughout the show continues with every episode also having short stories toward the end that are just as compelling as the main story.