Narcos: Mexico. Season 3
The first two seasons of this show told the story of the rise and fall of Felix Gallardo (Diego Luna), the Godfather of the Guadalajara cartel. The third and final season of Narcos: Mexico is set in the 1990s and looks at the continued conflict between the numerous groups that arose after Gallardo's incarceration. A new generation of Mexican kingpins emerges as newly autonomous gangs fight to survive political turmoil and growing bloodshed. But in this conflict, the first casualty is truth, and every arrest, assassination, or take-down merely pushes actual success further away.
Diego Luna is not back for Season 3 but some cast members from previous seasons are: Scoot McNairy (Walt Breslin), Alberto Ammann (Hélmer Herrera, aka Pacho), Alfonso Dosal (Benjamín Arellano Félix), Mayra Hermosillo (Enedina Arellano Félix), Manuel Masalva (Ramón Arellano Félix), Alejandro Edda (Joaquín Guzmán, aka El Chapo), and Gorka Lasaosa (Héctor Luis Palma Salazar). We also get to know some new cast members. Andrea Nuez is Rubino, a young and bright journalist whose desire to uncover corruption leads her to an even greater story than she expected. We also are presented to “The Narco Juniors," a group commanded by Ramon Arellano Felix, they are wealthy, well-connected youths from upper society who fell into the cartel life for the money, cocaine, and mayhem.
Since the first time I heard about Marcos: Mexico I straight up thought about “El Chapo” he was one of the most notorious drug lords ever and I thought the whole show would be about him. But it wasn’t. And I not going to lie, that disappointed me a little bit. We see much more of Chapo in this season but his arc plays more like a supervillain origin story. Overall I really liked this season. I think it was a nice way to finish the series and I still have hopes that Netflix will someday explore more the El Chapo story.
Inside job. Season 1
This is a new Netflix adult animated series that makes fun of Conspiracy theories. At first, a had mixed feelings about the show. After all, fake news and stupid conspiracies are eroding the fabric of the world democracy on Facebook, Instagram, and other Internet platforms.
But I decided to give the show a chance anyway. The cast is amazing and I thought the trailer was entertaining. Inside Job is, at its core, a workplace comedy set in an unusual workplace. The series gives viewers an inside look at Cognito Inc., a shadowy company that hides the truth that every conspiracy theory is true. The show has just the right amount of reality. The rest is pure insanity. For me, it feels like a mix of Rick and Morty and Bojack Horseman. Because the writers developed Lizzy Caplan’s character (Reagan) as a recognized person with relatable difficulties. She has to cope with a troubled childhood because of her kooky father and her job frustrations. But it will also appeal to those who spend a lot of time on Twitter since jokes about Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, and flat-earthers are all over the show.
The show gets better and better as it progresses and I had a lot of fun watching it.
The 10-part Apple TV+ drama follows the ramifications for individuals across the planet when extraterrestrials attempt a worldwide invasion.
Among those whose perspectives are conveyed are the following: a restless American soldier (Shamier Anderson) in the Middle East, an immigrant mother (Golshifteh Farahani) who has given up her career to supporting her unfaithful husband, a bullied British boy (Billy Barratt), and a brilliant Japanese aerospace technician (Shioli Kutsuna) who is hiding her same-sex love affair with an astronaut.
In my opinion, Farahani was the MVP of the show. She isn't yet a big name in the United States, but her influence extends well beyond her indie-rock roots. The show takes its time to get to the invasion and I thought the 10 episodes was a bit too much. This story could have been easily told in 8 episodes. But overall, I liked it. Invasion is an alien attack story, but it's truly about the characters' complexity, fragility, and humanity.
Ted Lasso. Season 2
The last episode of Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso, which was released on the streaming platform a few weeks ago, concluded a Season 2 that wasn’t quite as good as the first.
One of the problems I had with Season 2 is personal. I prefer binge-watching vs. weekly releases. My reactions to a show are frequently shaped by how I watch it. And I find it easier to follow a character's emotional development and mental state when I watch many episodes in a row. I also felt that Season 2 functioned as an exposition for the upcoming season.
Don’t get me wrong, the writers did a great job this season expanding our awareness of each character so that we may completely comprehend what will be at stake in the next one. But as a result, the next big conflict that will undoubtedly dominate Season 3 was only revealed in the Season 2 finale. So yeah, as an ex-London ex-pat, I appreciated and identified with all the fish out of water jokes. However, this season really felt like a filler.
The other two. Season 2
This is one of my favorite comedy shows at the moment and I absolutely loved the second season which just wrapped up.
The show follows two wanna-be famous millennials who have difficulties coping with reality when their younger brother becomes a music phenomenon overnight. The Other Two is some of the most underrated shows in my opinion. The pop culture commentary in the show is so smart without being too pretentious.
I love how it is mocking modern culture around fame and at the same time, doing a great depiction of older millennial disappointments.