Futuristic Matchmaking

Netflix plays futuristic matchmaker tomorrow, March 12, with two series: The One, set in a world where a DNA test promises to find your perfect partner, debuts; Love Alarm, set in a world where a mobile app alerts you if someone nearby likes you, returns for its second season.

The One

Based on a novel by John Marrs, this eight-episode British series stars Hannah Wareand Dimitri Leonidas as Rebecca and James, co-founders of MatchDNA, a company that pairs people with their soulmates. Rebecca is ambitious and impulsive. James, her best friend, departs at the height of the company’s success.

Zoë Tapper and Gregg Chillin play police detectives, because The One is more a crime drama than a sci-fi series.

Love Alarm

Based on a webtoon by Kye Young Chon, this Korean series stars Kim So-hyun as Kim Jo-jo, who experiences young love while coping with personal adversities.

The new season takes place four years after the first. Kim Jo-jo has graduated high school and Love Alarm 2.0 has been released. The updated app comes with a new feature that shows users a list of people who are likely to like them in the future.

More a romantic comedy than a sci-fi series, Love Alarm’s eight-episode first season is available right now, with another eight episodes on March 12.

(Top photo: ‘Love Alarm,’ courtesy Netflix)

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