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2019: RR’s Top 10 Netflix Shows

Netflix has done greatly in creating awesome contents that it definitely deserves its own category, even after the general one. In no particular order, here a list of what I believe are the top 10 Netflix series.

PS: This list is mostly based off the numerous shows I watched from the numerous offerings of the streaming giants. And, every show here released, at least, one season this year.

Let’s go!


1. When they see us

Bold and uncompromising. Director Ava DuVernay gave the Central Park 5 men a new voice at a time like this and we love her for that.


2. Stranger Things

I truly hope Jim Hopper stays dead. Next!


3. Sex Education

Otis + Maeve = Together forever in my head.


4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This is one show with lots of magic props and spells that still manages to not be in your face. It might not be the biggest hit from Netflix, but it’s definitely one of my favorites.


5. Jessica Jones

The last of the Netflix-Marvel shows, the third season of Jessica Jones ends this corner of the MCU on its own terms, just like its eponymous lead does everything else in her life. Really, what else would you expect from someone who says “Giving a shit sucks”?


6. You

If you thought Gossip Girl’s Dan Humphrey was charming wait to you see actor Penn Badgley play charming, psychotic murderer, Joe, you’ll love him even more.


7. The Politician

Payton Hobart is wealthy and wants nothing else but to be the President of the United States. Ring a bell?


8. 13 Reasons Why

The show finally grew pass Hannah Baker, but still couldn’t really escape her. I guess she’ll always be a part of the show as long as Clay, Justin, Jessica, and the others live.


9. Money Heist

One of the biggest shows this year, in the side of the world. Another testament to the fact that language isn’t a barrier to enjoy great content.


10. A series of Unfortunate Events

This show is hilariously stupid. Neil Patrick Harris as the wicked Count Olaf is a delight to watch, with his silly disguises and gimmicks. The show is over, so now’s a good time to binge all three seasons, if you haven’t yet.


Honorable mentions: Bojack Horseman and The Witcher

Rinzy Reviews ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Season 3 (2019)

Release Date: January 1

Network: Netflix

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Louis Hynes, Patrick Warburton, Lucy Punch, Malina Weissman, Presley Smith et al.

***

I’ll just go out and say it. The best part of Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events is easily Neil Patrick Harris’s Count Olaf. The dexterity with which NPH brings to life the cartoonish character appeals greatly to me. In this third and final season, Olaf is still very much appealing. It’s safe to say there’s no A Series Of Unfortunate Events without Count Olaf. And I’m happy the show’s ending while the ovation is still loud instead of dragging out unnecessarily the way The Vampire Diaries did. Continue to RIP, baby. 😘

The central themes this season are family and redemption. The Bauldelaires are still trying to find their parents or, more accurately, find out all the many secrets their parents left in their wake for the discovering, whilst still trying to evade the dreaded Count Olaf (who’s still wearing incredulous costumes that actually works). Olaf gets to contend with winning his parents approval (more accurately the people who raised him, and taught him how to set things and people on fire); this gives some much needed heart to the show’s story this season. Even Lemony Snicket (the narrator) gets a backstory this season. Whilst the tale of connecting with key family members looks good, it’s actually redemption that takes the crown. It’s the arc on which the whole story winds up, bringing to the forefront one of my favorite film quotes paraphrased herein: “There are no good or evil people; only humans.” It brings to light that every person’s actions are directed by their individual, selfish drives and desire —be thou good or bad. It was good to see Olaf do one good thing, even though the journey to that act wasn’t smooth (literally and figuratively), it was good to see all the same.

We get some Lemony Snicket backstory, which I very much approve of. I just would’ve loved if the writing connecting him to Count Olaf was tighter, it would’ve made me itch to know more. I honestly didn’t really care about Snicket and Beatrice, or their shared past with Olaf, which I know is wrong.

Just like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, A Series of Unfortunate Events is silly and extremely self aware, and that’s why I love it. I’ll miss the theme song especially the part that implores us to “look away” because the tale is one of sadness.

Some people might not like the way the show ended. It’s only normal that there are opposing opinions. But I thought it was good, and ended beautifully. This season is definitely the series best. I’d like to know your own thought in the comment box below.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5