Creator: Brian Yorkey
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro
The series follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.
The series from Netflix is based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher 13 reasons why. Before committing suicide Hannah (Katherine Langford) recorded 13 cassettes, each involving a class mate that was somehow responsible to end her life. The tapes are to be listened to in its entirety and then passed along to the next person on the tapes until everyone has heard them. The series focuses on Clay (Dylan Minnette), one of the people on the tapes and how is he going to react to it after hear them.
Here is a series for young adolescent but the adult can watch it as well. It is quit addictive. It has a bit of realism into it like the realities of teenage insecurities and the power people’s words and actions have over others. But the thing it is unlikely that a teenager will do that and leave tapes for everyone to hear. It is a fictional story here. Clay doesn’t listen to all the tapes in one night it does in 13 days one at the time and try to figure out why she ended her life. He is playing detective a bit, and the thing is you want to get to the 13 episodes to see why gives. The series is design well here to keep you interested until the last episode 13. Terrific series here on Netflix. Do not miss it.
Creators: George Pelecanos, David Simon
Cast: Kevin Breznahan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva
The rise of the pornographic industry from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. In the specialty stores, another cinema is sold under the coat. Pornographic movies are made cheaply as fast as they can make them. But soon, all this will change … At the forefront of this cultural revolution, two twin brothers who owns a bar serving as a cover for the local mafia, Vincent and Frankie Martino and Candy, a prostitute in search of freedom, a courageous visionary, listening to the evolutions of his time.
It is New York and two twin brothers here who are working for the mob owning a bar so they can launder their money , their father in the construction business has on foot with mob also, plus the pimps and the hookers that are roaming the streets trying to make a buck. Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal), an astute prostitute with aspirations, and Marty Hodas (Saul Stein), the real-life King of the Peeps, knowledgeably discussing what could be lucrative. The actual Deuce, is in the area of New York City that was Times Square/42nd Street. The deuce here is the real deal, you fell like you are in the 70’s early 80’s and that you are going a part of something. For those who were there back then it is going to bring back memories. I was there in the late 70’s in the U.S. and it is was the coolest thing back then. The cars, the women, booze, the bar scene the music it has it all. Maggie Gyllenhaal here shines big time she even steal the show, however James Franco who is doing double duty doing an outstanding jobs here of which the casting is near perfect I will even say perfect. I say this to you do not miss this one. The first season consist of 9 episodes of an hour and 1/2.
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: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Malene Blenkov
Cast: Martin Buch, Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Viktor Lykke Clausen
Niklas (9-year-old Viktor Lykke Clausen) wakes up every night to draw the ever more precise contours of a recurring dream: he sees his mother stretched out on the road, overthrown by a driver. An accident that happened two years ago. Since then, the little boy is no longer talking and Thomas (Martin Buch), his father, has sunk into alcohol. Dion (Esben Dalgaard Andersen), a friend of Thomas, gets out of prison, but is expected by the Mafia aka “P’tite Souris” (Nicolas Bro) to whom he owes money …
he story evolves around two friends struggling to get their dream restaurant off the ground. They need money and Dion owes money to the Mafia Don (Petite souris). The thing is that Thomas is mounting his wife and can’t move on plus he is left to raise his son. He was the top sommelier who is dyslexic. Dion owes money to the mob plus got pregnant the female prison guard. It seems to me that trouble finds him every where. The actors are outstanding plus the chemistry in near perfect. It is hilarious at times plus there are detours left and right and a few surprises along the way. There the series feels like a modern western kind of cool. The French however copied it and named it Chef. Yes it is good but the second season of Chef is missing something. Anyway Bankerot means Bankrupt in english.
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.
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: 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.