Netflix’s most popular series is back and better than before
When Stranger Things first came to Netflix, it was the show that everyone was raving about, so much so that I decided to watch this 80s loving sci-fi horror series last year. Surprisingly, I wasn’t as big of a fan as everyone else. I thought it started off quite slow and the 80s “homages” were more like rip-offs. With that said, after Season 2, I have to say that the Duffer Brothers have finally made an 80s sci-fi-horror series that lives up to its name and fame.
Despite its many flaws, The Defenders’ diverse and compelling characters make it worthwhile
Netflix’s Marvel Cinematic Universe was once an exciting subject for fans of The Defenders. They got to see their favorite heroes’ separate series and Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and even Luke Cage’s stand-alone series were all surprisingly good. People seem to have forgotten that they were the first series to make Netflix a considerable network capable of spewing out high-quality content. Now, with this in mind, it’s rather disappointing that the highly anticipated team up is a sub-par 8-episode limited series only saved by the characters we already learned to love.
The new season of Twin Peaks is here and like most of David Lynch’s works, it’s not for everyone
“It is happening again” were the words muttered by a giant envisioned by a special agent in a bar. Yes, that is very much the world of Twin Peaks but it is also the words used in the majority of the campaign for the highly anticipated season 3 of Twin Peaks dubbed The Return. After season 2 was canceled 26 years ago, so many questions were left unanswered. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me didn’t try to answer those questions either. Some thought that after the movie’s failure, the town of Twin Peaks was never going to be revisited…until now.
Netflix dives into murky waters with Jay Asher’s teen suicide drama series, 13 Reasons Why
Netflix’s new show may be its more controversial series yet, and it should be expected. 13 Reasons Why deals with dark, sensitive themes about death, loss, bullying, rape, and suicide. It follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minette) a young, quirky teen boy who receives a box with 13 tapes all narrated by his co-worker Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). The thing is that Hannah has recently committed suicide and these tapes highlight her tragic story. Even as the subject matter gets increasingly difficult to digest, 13 Reasons Why is chocked full of interestingly complex characters, relationships, and problems that need to be seen.