Creator: Chad Hodge, Blake Crouch
Cast: Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney
Letty Raines ( Michelle Dockery) is a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn on one bad decision after an other. Fresh out of prison, she’s attempting to stay …
Based on the Letty Dobesh series of books by Blake Crouch, the show follows Letty Raines (Dockery), a woman who is out of prison for good behavior. And is she going to stay out of trouble. She has a son who is staying at her mom. She is certain that she can be a good person by not using drugs and drinking too much not to mention stealing. After being fired from her job for stealing which she did not, so she gets into stealing in hotel in rooms of the guest. Well that is how she meets this hit man Xavier. Some how she is drawn to him but can’t seen to go on her own. And the adventure begins.
Terrific series here that works well with a great cast. Letty here tries to be good but can’t help herself because old habit dies hard. Here comes this hit man and she kind of know that they need each other. Later in the series it is reveal how Xavier became a hit man and why he is out of touch with his family for 20 years. The pilot sets up the series but still leaving you intrigued enough to keep you coming back for more. Letty is smart and quick on her feet, but also vulnerable. She is strong and find ways to succeed plus she want to in order to see her son again. Xavier is the same way but has anger issues and wants to get reconciled with his family especially his father. The series is character driven full of twists and turns and Dockery and Botto bring a depth to the series that makes it not just fun, but interesting to watch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Creator: Claudio Corbucci
Cast: Miriam Leone, Matteo Martari, Thomas Trabacchi
Inspector Valeria Ferro ( Miriam Leone) works at the PJ in Turin. stubborn , beautiful and tough, she is assisted by Andrea Russo (Matteo Martari), veteran Gerardo Mattei and new recruit Luca Rinaldi (Luca Terracciano) under the direction of Giorgio Lombardi ( Thomas Trabacchi). As her investigations progress, we also discover the difficult past of the investigator.
The series is also known under the name of Squadra Criminale. It is a terrific Italian series where Valeria Ferro is this tough detective who wants to solve the case as family as possible even check out all the possibilities before closing the case but every time she does an investigation her boss tells her to close it quickly or go easy on the victim they are not suspect. Her partner in crime issuing with the flow, he knows that he is the second wheel on this, he tend to follow her league but sometimes enough is enough and her boss has the final say. As the series goes along you discover that her mother is in jail. As the story goes along you discover more about her and the difficult relationship that she has with her mother. Overall it is a terrific series.