SHOOTER (2016 – )

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Creator: John Hlavin

Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten, Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated veteran who is coaxed back into action to prevent a plot to kill the President. The series is done as a thriller conspiracy theory.

Now days they are doing series off the film. Ok fine but this time done a little differently I think. You know it is going to be predictable well like  the instructor (Character in the series) tells Swagger “what they ask you to help them to figure out where the shooter is going to shoot the president and you didn’t see that one coming? “ exactly I saw that one coming as I watch the series. You damn well know that you have a sniper who is the best at his job, he is secluded for good reason and a man arrives at his home and said that they need for him to figure out if there were a shooter who is going to kill the president where who he take the shot. The thing is you know what is going to happen now you have a series kind of like the Fugitive. Swagger is now framed for the murder of a president and he is on the run.

Yes there are some shady characters in it and you do not who to trust. It is a fine series here but I wish they would make them less predictable I know not easy to do. The writing is fine and the actors has chemistry, and formidable. The series move along at the pace you want it to move no doubt and you are going to be addicted it is on Netflix In Europe. It is entertaining as hell.

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OZARK (2017- )

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Creators: Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams

Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Ozark, the new neo-noir series that Jason Bateman has directed a couple of episodes on Netflix is kicking some ass here.

Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) who’s best friends put him and his family in a bit aof a pickle has to relocate in Ozark Missouri. You see Marty  launders money for the drug dealer named Del (Esai Morales) great choice for a bad guy here. It seems that Marty best friend here has taken over a certain period of time 8 Million dollars which pissed off Del. In order to save his own ass Marty made him a deal to relocate to Ozark and to continue to launder Del’s money. So far so good. But once in Ozark Marty is going to walk on someone’s feet. 

Marty here has this sex less marriage and has two kids. He has an investment firm which is laundering the money of their drug lord. Marty is awesome at his job. Yes the series at first tries to settle but by the third episode shit is hitting the fan big time and does it takes off. The series is constant does not follow any time line and it is brilliant, and so I love it. The all characters are a joy to watch even they have great chemistry. Voila a must see and have fun. You will be hooked as I was.

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EL CHAPO (2017- )

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Creators: Silvana Aguirre, Carlos Contreras

Cast: Marco de la O, Danny Pardo, Humberto Busto

Too funny I heard on the news that El Chapo escape from prison but way later he got caught again and escape from prison once again in Mexico where he was detain. And now Netflix has done a story about his life. The most dangerous drug dealer from the Cartel family and the one who can escape jail .

You see El Chapo want to rise in power as fast as possible and he is not a patient man. But unfortunately he gets shafted left and right at times. You see the Mexican government has to call the military to try to caught those drug dealers because sometimes the police is too corrupt and they need help. The first season is about El Chapo personal quest of becoming the most powerful drug dealer. You will find out that it is not easy to be a drug dealer seeing the life of El Chapo who sometimes gets in trouble and over his head. However there is a couple of people who want him behind bars. It is not going to be as good an Narcos but it will come close. You will be addicted to it, and wanting more. It is on Netflix streaming so have fun with it.

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GOMORRA (2014 – ) SEASON 2

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Creators: Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Roberto Saviano

Cast: Marco D’Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, Salvatore Esposito

Here is the second season of Gomorra the season that has a feel like the sopranos combine with the wire a little bit anyway. The second season start where the first left off. But this time Genny Savastano (Salvatore Esposito) who escape injuries and is somewhere in south America making sure that the production of the drugs is the best that is ever been. However his father is in jail. His mother tries to run things back home. In the means time Ciro di Marzio (Marco D’Amore) is obsessed with being the godfather of the clan and yes it is going to cost him. He will stop at nothing to get there. 

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The second season step it up and it is who con who , who gets killed and  yes it is a cut throat business. violence is shocking only in its brutality, because some of it is not predictable and will hit you in the face. the  cool moments in season two take place between Gennaro and the withdrawn Don Pietro. it is going tot be old school vs new school ( the young one) who is going to be left standing? Gomorrah’s straightforward cinematic style allows its Neapolitan style that  grows and envelop the gangsters that move through it. do not miss this one. I watch all 12 episodes in 3 days.

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CANNABIS (2016 – )

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Creator: Hamid Hlioua

Cast: Kate Moran, Christophe Paou, Yasin Houicha

Here is a cool series Franco German on the Arte channel. It is what you expect and more. It is shot in Spain, Morocco, and France. It is the drug trade of those 3 countries. The dealers are dealing and everything is fine when a drug boat does not come back for his delivery. The main drug dealer the boss is looking for their dude who possibly took the marijuana and left. did he really do that? If so where is he now?

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There are a few surprises in  this one by far. It is the cut throat business who gets killed in order to move up and never trust no one. One dealer wants to go straight and grow strawberries, the others are in the lure of easy money. One woman is trying to rise in power but wants to get out, but get drag back in. She quickly going to become in power we will see the second season. There is blackmail and stealing the drugs from the boss. It is a tight group that can’t be trusted and they have look behind them constantly in order to survive and not get shot. The first season it too cool and things are moving along just fine. There if you get the chance to see that one have fun with it.

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (2017 – )

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Creators: M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Cast: Veronica Falcón, Alice Braga, Peter Gadiot

Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Some how she found herself in Texas doing drug deals left and right. On to become the queen of the biggest empire in Texas so she can  avenge her lover’s death.

After her lover ’s death Theresa tries to warn her friend that her husband is going to be killed for skimming drugs and money which he was doing with Theresa ’s lover. Theresa flees on to the US to find herself in this gas station which the owner phoned the ex-wife of her lover’s boss named Camila Vargas ( Veronica Falcòn) who is in Texas and has a drug empire. . Theresa gets pick up and in order to stay a live she runs drug for her. However Camila wants something from Theresa a book that her lover got her and Camila wants the book before her husband finds Theresa and the book.

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Theresa know she has to keep the book in order to stay alive. She however wants to learn the business she has needs and wants to get a piece of the pie. Also she is trying to get her friend settle once she is in America. Theresa will stop at nothing to get to the top. Veronica Falcon as Camila Vargas is extremely talented as well as Alice Braga. Camilla here dresses well has the legs and the cleavage men are turned on by her she got them by the balls and turn on their brains so they can be on the same level as her, she is manipulative as hell. She seems to get what she wants. Here is a terrific series by Netflix that should not be over looked.

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TOP BOY (2011 – 2013)

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Creator: Ronan Bennett

Cast: Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Shone Romulus

A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane (‘Ashley Walters’) and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) to become the richest men on the block.

Here is a cool totally great 2 parts series of 4 episodes. What I like about it is fast paced and has a bit a realism into it. It is about a local gang to want to get rich, they want to move up the latter as fast as they can and in the drug business you either die young if you are no careful enough, or if you careful enough you can retire rich. But the thing is here and the real world being a drug dealer has a short life to begin with.

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A good kid (aka a top boy) who stays out of trouble but whose kindly actions result in criminality, a local gangster who hopes to become a top crime-lord but who must reconcile personal ethics, friendship and morality with a violent career path, a reformed criminal whose ethical behaviour gets him killed etc. Dushane here is this bottom drug dealer who manges his gang but wants to get into the big leagues. He want to get rich. Top boy here has his mother in the hospital for depression and he leaves now on his own. A friends who works at the hospital makes sure he is ok. Top boy here has been friend with this young lady who is trying to make money by growing cannabis so she can buy the flat. All those characters are going to cross each other. It is a cut throat business as we know it. A cool series that won’t dissapoint you.

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