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Kings of controversy
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Kings of controversy

But imagine if Jose Mara does NOT appear in the seriesThat those responsible for Kings of the night distance themselves publicly from Jose Mara Garca is a logical strategy. The legendary announcer does not come out very well in the Movistar + series. This is what makes the series good: its characters are complex and well drawn and some of the strokes of Paco el Cndor (Javier Gutirrez) go beyond the popular mythology of Supergarca to the fiction of Adolfo Valor and Cristbal Garrido with hardly any intermediary. Paco and Jota (a Miki Esparb in the best role of his career) They come translated from home. What Kings of the night use them then freely do not remove so that your real referents are clear. On the other hand, what does Jos Mara García want? That a series on Spanish sports rad...
Those of Friends
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Those of Friends

The special of Friends it's perfect because it's predictable. Or vice versa.The vertigo figures that platforms such as Netflix have paid to maintain Friends in their catalog they have a very easy explanation: Marta Kauffman and David Crane's series is one of the best performing. Yesterday, today and always. And it is not just a matter of nostalgia: the generations born after its premiere are so Friends-addicts like those of us who saw it for the first time on Canal Plus in the 90s. That it is a transgenerational icon of that caliber also explains that the special program, the famous reunion of its cast 17 years after the final episode of the series, is without any doubt the 2021 television event.In the end, it was HBO Max, another subscriber-hungry platform that took the (stinky) cat in...
Line of Duty and the British masters
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Line of Duty and the British masters

Is that they do everything wellLine of Duty has said goodbye to its last season in the United Kingdom with some amazing audience data. That is in case you still think about burying linear television. In Spain, the Jed Mercurio series can be seen on Movistar +. It was hard for me to get into his roll. Then what costs is to leave. On Line of Duty Mercury gives a little spin to one of the favorite topics of the police series: internal affairs. The showrunner not only has the best name in the business, he also has one of the best talents. His is elevated and popular television. The Bodyguard that hooked us a long time ago is also yours.The end of Line of Duty not everyone liked it. But as if something could be liked by everyone. If there are even those who do not appreciate Fleabag! ...
The Girlfriend Experience: putas frías
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The Girlfriend Experience: putas frías

A stylized and disturbing portrait of prostitution? Yes, it can be doneThe Girlfriend Experience it's still that pretentious and intense series that I love. I do not intend to use the term "guilty pleasure" in this or in any other text or context. Guilty to jail, pleasures to me. The Starzplay series has always been to my liking. Give me bad vibes in environments of icy elegance and you have me in the boat. More in fiction than in reality, everything is said, but never discard anything.Throughout three seasons, The Girlfriend Experience has explored the world of prostitution from the least grateful angles. Less grateful for the narrative, it is understood: neither poor girls who make mistakes, nor victims of trafficking nor stories of redemption. This approach, clearly designed to pr...
(This is not) The Mosquito Coast:
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(This is not) The Mosquito Coast:

Fans of the novel: abstain. Movie fans: abstain. Justin Theroux says that the new The Mosquito Coast it doesn't exist because he asked his uncle to. Theroux, Justin, actor, screenwriter and director, is the nephew of Theroux, Paul, writer famous for his travel stories, for Naipaul's shadow and, indeed, by The Mosquito Coast. This novel was brought to the screen as early as 1986, in a film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren and River Phoenix. Considered today as a cult work (we repeat: Weir, Ford, Mirren, Phoenix), the film was a failure at the time. It was not, far from it, a candidate title to receive a new opportunity to conquer the spectators. Hence, it is hard to believe that the restless Theroux (Justin) is not the promoter of the series of Apple TV t...
The Handmaid’s Tale: The Worse, the Better
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The Handmaid’s Tale: The Worse, the Better

Why do we keep watching the Elisabeth Moss series? Like any other series,The Handmaid's Tale he had to raise his stakes episode after episode, season after season. Thus, while enriching (and complicating) the universe of the oppressive Gilead, he lost: turn its protagonist, a slave, into a leader and heroine It was, if you wanted to continue counting on her (and her interpreter: the extraordinary Elisabeth Moss), perhaps inevitable, but that leap was dangerous for the series. June / Offred's survival, sometimes almost supernatural, weighed down the concept and the message. In Gilead women don't succeed, in Gilead hell is real, in Gilead the system has succeeded in oppressing them to perfection.Hence when The Handmaid's Tale finally decided to explore his "other woman", Serena (played by ...
More (but not better) racist terror
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More (but not better) racist terror

Them It's not from Jordan Peele. Or yes.There are such good series that they are their own genre. But that does not mean that others who come later can ascribe to it. I explain: Two meters underground could not be used as a specific genre (magico-manners realism of dysfunctional families) or by its own creationr. When Alan Ball released Here and NowThe idea was clearly that, but the series starring Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins made quite the ridiculous. I still remember his chanante ending. And the same can be said of the well-handled Lost. Does anyone remember that hyperpromised Flash Forward who, without any complexities, sold herself as a natural heir to the fiction of JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof?They are not always such blatant cases or such crass attempts to seize the embers of l...