Trese mashes a police procedural with a sinister supernatural world
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Trese is one of the most interesting new shows on Netflix, a gritty detective story set in a modern-day Manilla beset by all kinds of supernatural forces. It’s great, but it also ends quickly: the debut season is only six episodes long. Luckily, if you’re looking for more of Alexandra Trese, there’s plenty to dig into with the books on which the show is based.
What is it? Trese follows the titular Alexandra Trese, a Manilla resident who owns a club called Diabolical,…