Godless (22.11.2017) – first and most importantly, the story of the series is beautiful. It’s set in the 1880’s in couple of small west american cities. There are two main characters, two ex friends and partners, two nemesis. Frank Griffin (played by Jeff Daniels) is an outlaw who terrorizes small towns, steals money and other goods from people and do other kinds of criminal activities. Roy Goode (played by one of my favorite acters Jack O’Conell) was a kid without parents and future and he join Griffins group at early age, but one day during a heist, he steals the money and runs away. From there on, Frank dedicates the rest of his life to hunt down Roy and take back his money. During the heist, Roy gets shot in the arm, but he still manages to get away. While his running away, he stumbles upon a farm where a woman lives with her half-native american son and his native american grandmother. During the days his staying there and healing from his gun wound, he gets friendly with them and starts helping them out with the farm. Near the farm there is a small town where the population is mostly women, because one day in the past there was an accident in the mine and all of the men working there died. The town sheriff is determent to protect his people from Griffins outlaws so he goes out in a hunt for Frank thinking is best that he finds him first and kills him, before he comes to his town and burns it to the ground.
There’s lot of drama in this beautiful western show. The cast is amazing, they’re doing a wonderful job. I have to mention Merritt Wever (she played dr. Denise Cloyd in The Walking Dead) who plays Mary Agnes, sister of the town sheriff and the main protector of the town itself. She is incredible in this series! The most important thing about this series are the cinematographic! Oh my god, how beautiful they are! They did classic western shots with wide perspective and scenes, but they’ve put a modern touch to it. Fantastic work!
I highly recommend it, it’s a must watch! And this is coming from someone who never thought of watching a western show before.
Altered Carbon (02.02.2018) – this show has the most intriguing plot, but what’s more important, it has the most beautiful futuristic settings. It’s set in distant future where consciousness is digitized and stored on a chip that’s located in the persons neck. When a person dies and the chip is saved, they take the chip out of the body and put it another one so the person who died can continue living, only in a different body. Once the chip is destroyed, the person dies for good. The main character is Takeshi Kovacs (played bu Joel Kinnaman, most of the time) who’s a prisoner who wakes up in a new body 250 years after he was “put down”. He’s hired by the richest and oldest man, Laurens Bancroft (played by James Purefoy) to solve his latest death. Was he murdered by someone or did he committed suicide? From that moment forward, Kovacs goes into all kinds of conflicts and troubles and along the way, he’s conflicted by his own ghosts from the past.
I like this series because it has everything. Lots of action and adventure, lots of mystery and drama, appealing sci-fi settings and a tiny bit of comedy elements. The cinematography is remarkable. Probably the main reason to watch this show.
Jessica Jones season 2 (08.03.2018) – I loved the first season, so I was very excited about the second. Plus, I waited years for it! In this season, Jessica is focused on finding the man, or group of people, that made her into what she is today. Along the way, she stumbles upon a very important person, someone from her past who she thought was dead. Someone who has the same ability as her, but much stronger. Someone who was made at the same time, at the same place, by the same people as her. While Jessica is fighting her battle, her sister Trish gets involved by trying to help her get to the truth. Somewhere along the way, Trish finds herself wanting to be the same as Jessica, so she sets herself in finding the people who gave Jessica her ability, but for her own reason. One thing I really liked about this season is that they devolved Malcom’s and Jeri’s characters to a point where they became one of the main characters on the show. I especially liked the drama around Jeri, it fun to see how a strong almost untouchable person fights a series of unlucky events in her life and menages to stay herself.
A guess, Netflix has some great tv series. I love tv series, I watch them more than I watch movies. I always follow at least dozen of them at one point and I’m always in a search for new and better ones. It’s my favorite way to spend free time at home.