I’ve been watching a ton of Korean dramas this spring — so many of the classics have been on German Netflix for a while, and they’re now also adding shows produced in 2020 and 2021, so I have a looong list still to go. Here’s my ranking of what I’ve watched so far.Continue reading →
Tag / Netflix
LUPIN (Netflix, 2021)
Why casting a Black man rather than a smug-ish prick white guy in the role of the famous French gentleman burglar is timely social commentary and adds a much needed layer of depth to the aspect of disguise and social stealth & playing roles.
Warning: the end of this post contains spoilers for the cliffhanger of the series!Continue reading →
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix, 2020)
The Queen’s Gambit is an American drama television mini-series based on Walter Tevis’s novel of the same name, starring Anya Taylor-Joy. It was created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott and premiered internationally on Netflix in October, 2020.
Let’s do things differently this time. Let’s start with the ending.Continue reading →
The Old Guard: Review & A Look at the Intertextual
First published on Patreon early access as The Old Guard: A Close Comparison Reading of Netflix’ Adaptation of the Graphic Novel.
What Makes The Old Guard A Unique Action Movie
The Old Guard as a movie a standout feat — in terms of craft, narrative as well as production. The majority of production staff were women, with an above average number being Black or women of colour. Led by a Black female director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and boasting a stellar cast, The Old Guard is entertaining, an exceptionally well-made action movie, and an extraordinary comic book adaptation, to boot. It helps that the original graphic novel (script by Greg Rucka) is unique and exceptionally well told.Continue reading →