ULTRAVIOLET (2017- )

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Creator: wendy west

Cast: Viet Anh Do, Karolina Chapko, Paulina Chapko 

A thirty-year-old woman (Ola Serafin)  leaves her husband and London, return to her hometown of Lódz, Poland. While driving her car one night, she witnesses a dramatic incident which looks like suicide, but which she finds suspicious. The police seems not too care about the incident, they thinks it is suicide anyway. Desperate, Ola looks for help on the Internet, where she finds a group of amateur detectives that solve criminal cases the police are unable to called ultraviolet.

Here is a cool cool little series that is worth to look an original Netflix series. When Ola (Marta Nieradkiewicz) returns to poland she gets a jobs kind like Uber. One night driving home she witness an accident that looks like an suicide but Ola is not convinced that it is suicide. Frustrated with the police who is indifferent about the incident goes home and search the internet for help finds a group of people who can help under the name of Ultraviolet that solve cases where the police is having trouble closing the case. Funny thing there’s a really imaginative use of technology throughout these cases to make them both interesting and intriguing. 45 minutes episodes to find out who is the murder. Later as the series progress Ola makes friend with a police detective and that is going to become handy for her and the gang of ultraviolet. Olga here is enthusiastic and it seems that she leads the gang all together. The police investigation are simple with some interesting murder but sometimes it is a bit predictable but at least enjoyable. The cast is awesome and the chemistry is there with humour in play. Ola is still obsessing over her brother’s death and blames her former sister-in-law for that. The series is inspired by the book The Skeleton Crew written by Deborah Halber and by the personal story of Wendy West.

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1983 (2018 – )

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Creator: Joshua Long

Cast:Robert Wieckiewicz, Maciej Musial, Michalina Olszanska

Decades after a 1983 terrorist attack, a law student and a cop uncover a conspiracy.

In 1983 Warsaw, a man is beating another man who is in the Solidarity resistance movement in Poland. He goes outside after leaving the man halfway dead. He sees a medical transport van, notices the dripping paint on it, then is killed in a massive explosion. And here is are opening shot on this perfectly writing Polish series, in a Neo-Noir fashion. Then it is 2003 on our next shot the movement was derailed by these terrorist attacks and now Poland is  under a Soviet-backed regime, where protest is punished severely.

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Anatol Janow (Robert Więckiewicz) is a police detective who used to work on high-profile cases, but has been demoted to this division that he is in.  He’s called to the apartment of a known resistance operative, who looks like he killed himself his partners called it a suicide but Janow know better than that someone has killed this man to look like a suicide. The second part of the story is this law student Kajetan Skowron (Maciej Musiał), whose parents died in the 1983 attacks, is given a case file by a judge, the murder of someone the judge knew before the attacks. Somehow Skowron meets Janow who looks into the dossier and uncovers a conspiracy that the government wants to shut down.

This well writing series feels like an espionage as we meet the some of the people of the resistance. The set design is feels like a Neo-noir film , reflecting the idea of an Eastern European dictatorship. It is an unexpected jewel from Netflix with complex characters and the story is intelligently told but I think that most people will overlook this one my advice do not miss it.

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