Tag Archives: Netflix

Critical Condition: Narcos

Narcos | Netflix, from Friday ➢ “Narcos wrapped up its Pablo Escobar storyline in two terrific seasons, raising the question of what the show could possibly do for an encore without Wagner Moura in that role. The answer, it turns out, was to splendidly hit the reset button, with Pedro Pascal moving to the center […]

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New to Netflix in August

Stranger: Season 1 (1/8/2017) A prosecutor without empathetic abilities, along with a bold female police detective, takes on a murder case involving rampant political corruption. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (4/8/2017) Ten years after the original film, fans can finally find out what happened to their favourite campers and counsellors in this eight-episode […]

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Critical Condition: Ozark

Ozark (Netflix, from today) ➢ “A wealthy family relocates a money laundering scheme to the Ozarks in a smart, sharp drama that engages with prestige tropes but never quite falls into their trap …  The taut thriller veers close toward storytelling pitfalls but deftly avoids falling into the bleak soup of bloated streaming dramas about […]

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Netflix Adds New Generation Dynasty

The network TV reboot of ’80s soap Dynasty will stream here on Netflix. It’s the latest deal Netflix has done with The CW network, after landing another of its shows, Riverdale, earlier this year. Deadline Hollywood reports the streaming giant was involved early in Dynasty’s genesis because of its global appeal and serialised storytelling, making […]

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Critical Condition: GLOW

GLOW (Netflix, from Friday) ➢ “Lurid leotards are the new orange in GLOW, Netflix’s dramedy set against the backdrop of the camptastic 1980s professional wrestling television series … GLOW has superficial similarities to Orange Is the New Black in its excellent, multicultural female-driven ensemble — and deeper similarities in the way it uses a traditionally male space […]

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Let There Be Bloodline

One of the best reasons for subscribing to Netflix, Bloodline, goes live today for its third and final season. The Florida noir about one fatally-flawed family’s self-destruction looks stunning in 4K and, even when it lapses into pulp, is a binge-worthy-blast of addictive storytelling and fine performances from a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and […]

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New to Netflix in June

Flaked: Season 2 (2/6/2017) Confronted with the results of his fabrications and deceptions, Chip suffers painful losses but discovers the redemptive power of honesty. Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (9/6/2017) The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to a tragedy in an explosive new season. My Only Love Song: […]

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Critical Condition: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why (Netflix, from today) “13 Reasons Why is undoubtedly sincere, but it’s also, in many important ways, creatively successful: It uses some of TV’s most popular forms and accessible strategies—the love triangle, the coming-of-age story, the murder mystery and the grounded high school drama—to pull viewers into a suspenseful tale that will keep most of […]

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Critical Condition: Five Came Back

Five Came Back (Netflix, from today) “Filmmaking, as an art form, can be something more when wielded as a weapon. But what is that something more? In Five Came Back, a three-part docuseries based on Mark Harris’ bestselling book about five directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens — who served […]

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New to Netflix in April

Chewing Gum: Season 2 (4/4/2017) Tracey serves up a second season of sexual discovery with plans to find a new boyfriend and forge an awkward friendship with her ex. The Get Down: Part 2 (7/4/2017) As Zeke wrestles with the dual nature of his life and future, Mylene struggles to define herself as an artist, […]

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