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YouTube Premium is stepping up its game with “Impulse,” a dynamic and suspenseful drama that follows the journey of a teleporting teen.

It may have started as a free video sharing service, but now YouTube’s premium subscription has created a great adult drama that may make you want to add the service to your monthly payments.

“Impulse” is the newest drama added to YouTube Premium’s original content. The entire 10-episode series was released June 6 after the initial announcement and trailer dropped May 10.

The series is based on a book series called “Jumper” by Steven Gould, which follows the life of a teenager named David who uses his ability to teleport to escape an abusive home. The novel was developed into a film in 2008, and two other books followed it in the series called “Reflex” and “Impulse.”

“Impulse” was released in 2013, and it follows the life of David’s daughter and his entire family as they deal with escaping trouble and their daughter’s jumping ability.

Now, YouTube Premium has created their own TV-MA adaptation of the drama with almost hourlong episodes. The main story portrayed is the life of Henrietta “Henry” Cole who deals with a history of seizures, but during one of her episodes she somehow teleports back into her room.

Thus, Henry finds out she somehow has the ability to transport herself, but she has no control of when the episodes occur and how the travel happens.

As we follow the life of Henry, we also get glimpses into the life of a French man named Dominick who happens to have the same supernatural ability. However, this man is in control of his power and uses it to his advantage, as he seems to be running from some kind of danger.

We don’t know the details of the danger he appears to be in, nor who’s following him, but we do know that it has been happening for quite some time.

The first episode of the series reveals the plotline for the rest of the show. In that episode, Henry asks her high school’s star basketball player, Clay, to help her steal her car back from his dad’s car lot.

After the two successfully retrieve the car, she and Clay sit in his truck where he begins to forcefully assault her. The stress and anxiety of the situation pushes Henry into another seizure, but this one is unlike any other. During this seizure, the glass of the windshield begins to break and the doors of the truck begin to cave.

Henry then teleports and finds herself in her room, but Clay was crushed in the car, leaving him a paraplegic.

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The rest of the show follows Henry as she tries to deal with the consequences of her actions while coping with and learning more about this mysterious power that she has acquired.

While many may be hesitant to watch the program based on its platform, the quality of this show exceeds any expectations. It is right up there with any Netflix original series.

The characters are well-written with impressive development and engaging drama. Unlike other original projects that can be a bit predictable or elementary in plotline, “Impulse” is a captivating series that more than deserves the $9.99 per month payment.

YouTube Premium is really expanding in its production value, and I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys suspenseful dramas with an interesting storyline.

For anyone interested in this series or any other content that YouTube Premium has produced, you can sign up for the premium membership and receive a three-month free trial, which is plenty of time to binge this series and the other great work the service provides.


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