Creators: Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman
Cast:Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, Merritt Wever
The true story of Marie, a teenager accused of lying about being raped, and the investigation by two detectives.
Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) on the worst day of her life, speaking to the police after being raped early that morning. As she slept someone was on top of her tied her up and raped her for 4 hours. But the police thinks that she might making this up. They make her tell her story over and over and over again to different branches of the investigation. So the details gets blurry and the detectives now began to see that this does not add up. It’s revealed that Marie comes from a tragic background of abuse which may cause her to make up a story here for attention. Her friends and family does not now how to help her which Marie is now to believe that she is lying. She is forced to make a false confession . At first I thought ok not too bad for a series but when you see the second hour there is a new case in a different town an other woman has been rape for hours. The responding officer in this situation is an empathetic woman named Karen Duvall (Merritt Wever) and paid attention of her tone of her voice is to makes the victim comfortable. It is a good way to handle the investigation. The victim will remember more and there are no pressure . Later Duvall’s investigation is going to bring a detective woman named Grace Rasmussen (Toni Collette), who is a different character that Karen. The two are going to pull together and share their investigation because they are to believe they now have a serial rapist on their hands.
The series takes us on this investigation where as a team they were able to close in on the rapist. It is grueling hours of investigation and research. The series is a slow pace burner but you can help to watch an other episode right away. Terrific series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård
One of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes happened on April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Union.
An excellent US series where sacrifices was made and men have suffered a great deal. It is an hommage to those people who died in the explosion and those who fought to keep it from spreading and contained it. And what a bunch of brave men they were. Well made and filmed with the great performances from Jared Harris, Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, and more. What happened on April 26, 1986 when a safety test went extremely wrong. They are the workers that are most inexperience with no proper equipment to work with combined with the abusive supervisors who didn’t know what they were doing and the disaster that is going to follow is going to be so intense that they are not going to believe their eyes. Harris Played by Valery Legasov, a key Soviet nuclear physicist who is the first to realize what has happened at Chernobyl, and what it means is going to happen now. The series capture what happen after the incident and how they are going to contain it and clean up this mess. What killed me it that the Soviet government saw it happened claimed nothing was wrong. You have got to be kidding me. After the meltdown, there were several ticking time bombs related to Chernobyl, including the even of a massive explosion, the containment of the nuclear radiation leaking across Russia, and the fact that it was headed down into the water supply for most of the country. How was this avoided it is simple it is called human sacrifice. People who were willing or were ordered to contain this mess and clean it up. It is an all star cast here that delivers an outstanding performances. Here is a bit of news the Soviet Union where the city was evacuated because of radiation of which the military told them they could go back later is now a ghost town but wait there is more now that the radiation is low somewhat in some places ,the government have decided to make it a tourist attraction. You have got to be kidding me. So they decided to make money out of it and what killed me, is that the tourists are coming. They are strict rules and if the tourists does not obey them and have too much radiation on them they are fined 1000 Euros. A terrific series from HBO were I salute the men who sacrificed their lives for others to live.
The true story of five teenagers who are accused of raping a woman in Central Park in 1989. The thing is they did not commit the crime.
1989 five boys as forever known as the Central Park Five when they were put on trial for a crime they did not commit. Coerced confessions that didn’t even have consistent details of the crime, the press and the prosecutors in New York City convicted Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Jr., Korey Wise and Kevin Richardson, sentencing them to years of prison . While the NYPD harassed and terrorized these minors, the actual criminal walked unseen through Central Park. The story has been told as the documentary The Central Par five. When They See Us uses a four-episode Netflix miniseries, starting with the events of April 19, 1989, when investment banker Trisha Melli was brutally raped and left for dead in the North Woods of Central Park and ending in 2002 when an inmate confessed to the crime. Some scenes are horrifying, harrowing, upsetting and infuriating. To think that the police has done their job and still today they think they did their job is unbelievable. The series never loses sight of its thesis statement that Black and black people are presumed guilty at all times. The series is not going to let you forget how the justice system and the press have failed even today nothing is changed. The system failed those kids. You will see how the interrogation was coerced then the trial. The last episode unleashes the full horror of both prison life and the assault on Melli. The NYPD was tormenting the Central Park Five, the real rapist was walking through the park covered in blood and free to commit a few more attacks before being captured. A Horrific and hard to watch series. Sadly it is still going on today.
Howard Silk, a modest employee, discovers in spite of himself that the agency for which he works is only a facade. When the existence of a portal, leading to a parallel dimension, with another version of itself, is revealed to him, a new and dangerous world opens up to him. He still does not know how much his life will be turned upside down…
Here is a series that is worth looking at. Counterpart here is a mystery / Thriller / espionage And a cold war fell to it. Of course there is the cat and the mouse game no surprise there and danger at every corner and the fact that the characters does not know who to trust. It has a sci-fi feel to it that makes it a little jewel of a series. You will be hooked as soon as you see the first episode. It is interesting because you will see two world different from each other. And what is their supposedly double are doing on the other side? .K. Simmons (Whiplash, Spiderman) is brilliant in both version and so is the ensemble cast. It is taking place in Berlin but I don’t know if it is shot really there. PLus the actors plays a different role in a different setting, it is nice to see how talented they are. Counterpart is an Original idea that works well and intelligently written. Trust me you will not be disappointed in the climatic season finale nor the second season.
Creators Todd Katzberg, Ken Robinson, Jason Smilovic
Cast: Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany
Joe Turner a CIA coding analyst while outside with one of his co-worker taking a break gets an inch of his life by almost getting killed at the office. All his co-workers are dead and his has to outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Ok the series is based on the film Three days of the condor. But it is on today’s turf with the computers and cell phone well you get the point. Joe has created a computer program that helps identify terrorists prior to them committing violent acts. When his station is attacked Joe who is the only survivor will have to find out while on the run who is responsible and who he can trust. Maybe his program was used for something else something evil. Brendan Fraser who have not seen him for years here has returned in this series and what a great role he has. Also you will find a terrific cast like William Hurt, Bob Balaban and Mira Sorvino. But the thing is who is lying and who is not, who to trust. Yes there are twists and turn which it be expected. It is a bit formulaic and stylish but it works here for now. It can be addictive but there are a bunch of spy thriller Australian series and polish series that are on Netflix also. It looks like the network are going this direction.
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Killian Scott, Sarah Jones
During the Great Depression, a stranger with a violent past is a pastor and pushes farmers to strike in an Iowa campaign.
Damnation’ focuses on some historical events in the United States during the decade of the 1930s. The industrial revolution is at its highest peak, but when the 1930 arrived and the depression sets in it is all going to hell. Of course greed will set in and violence will rise, people pout of jobs does not fly to well with them. Everyone survives their own way. Sam Davenport, a preacher, is in this town where chaos is going to reign. He is trying to find a medium between the banks their customers and the farmers, you see the banks exploit them. The writers here has told the story like supposedly it was back in the 30’s of what they can recollect. Also The farmers are striking because the price-fixing makes it impossible for them to pay back the loans on their homes, allowing the bank to profit on their foreclosures. Amelia (Sarah Jones) here is to believe is the wife of the preacher and a tough one at that at least she can handle her own and guns, well she can shoot. Steth here has a past we know that because of some flashback and his wife is wondering about it. Of course you have the sheriff Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) who is going to great length to satisfy his employer’s demand. The drama is well crafted here and it is holding but USA did get the rating that they wanted and I have heard that they canceled the series but Netflix might pick it up. I hope so.
Three suburban mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate times and need more money which all have different money problems. So they decided to rob a supermarket and it turns out they are up into their neck with one problem after another.
Here are three women who needs to do something to get out of the rat race that they are in. Beth (Christina Hendricks) wants to get rid of her cheating husband (Matthew Lillard) without losing her house. Her sister, Annie (Mae Whitman), is in a custody battle with her ex (Zach Gilford). Ruby (Retta) has a daughter in need of an expensive medical treatment that must be paid for out of pocket. The series looks like breaking bad but with females but they have bills to pay and need money fast. So they rob a supermarket just to get at least $30,000. They pull the job off but get a at least $500,000, and come to find out that it is going to open a can of bad worm. Ok great series it has comedy into it and it works but the series seems to forget that crime is a little more serious than that , I know it is just TV. They get into it deep and how are they going to get out of this deal? No doubt it is just pure fun to watch . Two things that I like it is taking place in Michigan well I lived there 15 years (Maybe it is shot in Canada like everything else those days) and they did not put beautiful thin women for the role like they always do. They put real women, everyday woman who are a little overweight due to the fact they gave birth to kids. Take a look around you people are different shape and form that is the facts of life in real life. If you want a good ride and laugh this one’s for you.
Cast: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle became a vigilante known as The Punisher and revenge is on his list.
The punisher was introduced in the second season of Daredevil which now has his own series. And the Punisher after seen his family murdered decided to avenge them and to kill everyone involved. He discovers that his family was not murdered randomly and it links back to his actions when he was in the military. And no he has no super power well he knows how to use a gun. In the title role, Jon Bernthal is fantastic and embodied his character beautifully well. He his on a revenge path but also became a psychopath capable of killing anyone and everyone, and beside behind strong he has also a charming side. The series is making human at times a human who has feelings. The series has a conspiracy thriller and it works here very well. Yes there are the occasional flashback so you can see where he came from. And Yes the Punisher has a big success on Netflix therefore they will be a second season.
Cast: Christopher Meloni, Ritchie Coster, Lili Mirojnick
An injured ex-cop turned hitman befriends a kidnapped girl’s imaginary friend – a perky blue flying unicorn who wants him to save the girl.
Here is a terrific series on Netflix It is on the sci-fi channel in the states. Happy is crazy, nuts and on steroid. It is made for Meloni and only him could pull off the role. A girl imaginary friends ask this ex-cop turned hitman to find the girl because only him could do the job; you see the girl sent him but Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) is on the job and gets a password from one of the dying gangsters. The main gangster Blue wants the password but the rest of the scums is after it as well. To top it all off an imaginary friends wants him to help a girl who has been adduced by a bad Santa. You are going to be hooked right off the first episode. The series here is exceptionally smart and twisted and hilarious. It is a wild ride and it never stop until the end of the first season. Plus it is adapted from a comic book. It does not surprise me. There will be a second season.
The unit of Mista’arvim de Doron tracks a Hamas terrorist, responsible for several attacks, named Taufiq Khammed, also known as Abu Akhmed or “The Panther”.
Fauda is a brutal tale between Palestinian terrorists and Israeli authorities. The terrorist ringleader Abu Ahmad (Hisham Suliman) and special operative Doron (Lior Raz) who play the cat and mouse with a lots of twist and turns combine with action scenes.
Retired special forces operative Doron returns to work and hear that a target he needs to get is in town. Abu Ahmed, will try to go to his brother’s wedding. What begins as a simple strike quickly descends into hell when an innocent man is shot dead, that will set a motion a chain of events. Like i said there will be turns and twist plus the series and the ending as a cliff ending and yes there is a second season. It is a bit addicting and controversial where some of the viewers will not like this one. The director here used hand-held camera to film the action as well he does not let go the tension one bit although the series. The series will have a second season on Netflix.