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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 ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 3 (2019)

Release Date: June 14

Network: Netflix

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jeremy Bobb, Benjamin Walker, et al.

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The popular saying, with great power comes great responsibility is often used in comic book movies to describe a hero’s moral compass, and their trajectory towards the dark, whilst trying to find their way back to the light.

The third and final season of Jessica Jones bares its soul, holding almost nothing back. And though it drags at first, in the show’s usual form takes the titular character on another adventure of twists, turns, and shocking heartbreaks.

Unsurprisingly, and long overdue, this season really shines light on Trish Walker, taking her to really dark places as she further embraces her comic book persona, eventually picking up the alter-ego of Hellcat…

Of course Karl’s near-fatal experiment worked, Jess!

There’d always been darkness in Trish; she’d always loathed being the ordinary sister, missing out of the main action and having to hide behind Jessica’s shadow. And like she endlessly reiterated throughout the season, she wanted this, unlike Jessica. That impulsive need to mostly prove herself Jess coupled with grief drives her over the edge. She’s able to recognize this fact at the point of her incarceration when she blurts I’m the bad guy. Hopefully, this signals some sort of redemption in her future. We’ll never know now, would we?

Although Trish closes the show, the season starts with some other villain, one not up to par with Jessica in terms of physical strength, but full of charisma. Gregory Salinger (the Foolkiller) and his brutal fetish for peeking into his victims’ truth steer the season in a direction that’s both climaxing as it’s thrilling.

The Foolkiller isn’t the first serial killer to be on the show. Kilgrave and Jessica’s mom weren’t big fans of life either, but there was something different in the way Gregory Salinger determined who deserved to live and die. He’s merely human -highly intelligent- yet, still boringly human. But he presented a threat Jessica just couldn’t punch her way through. Through him, we see a side to Jessica that takes a more rational and procedural approach to solving her problems. Seems like there’s hope for New York’s unlikeliest hero after all!

Ruefully, this entry suffers from the same malformation as most of its predecessors in the Netflix corner of the MCU – over-bloated, unnecessarily dragged, and sometimes exhausting to follow. A shortened episode would’ve told a tighter, better paced story, but I guess we should be done regurgitating on this contractual obligations of the show. Multiple episodes reiterate issues already tackled from a new PoV, and even though they shed more light on plot issues, they sometimes become painstaking to follow.

Supporting characters like Malcom, Jeri, and newly introduced characters like Erik, Jess’s new assistant get arcs of their own, and get ample time to shine. Malcom, veers into dark places of his own, but manages to find his way back to the light fast enough to attain redemption. Jeri is still Jeri, scheming, manipulating, and would probably die alone as her lover prophesied.

I’ve been a hardcore fan of Jessica Jones’ series, more than I was for any of the other Defender shows. It’s hard to say goodbye, but I couldn’t be more prouder of how things ended. We’ve watched Jessica grow much over the years into the more mature she’s in now, and can rest easy knowing NYC is in great hands.

PS: Did you catch that surprise cameo from Harlem?

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones Season 2’

Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones Season 2’

The second season of Jessica Jones is an almost different show from what we saw in season 1. With the death of Kilgrave many people, myself included, wondered the direction the show would be headed moving forward. Allow me quell your worries, this season is wonderful, creative and a mild slice of heaven. It isn’t as good as the first one, but it’s still a nice watch.

[SMALL SPOILER ALERT!!! 😂]

The big-bad this season brings with her (yes, it’s a she) a surprise twist to the show’s mythology; something unexpected, yet very welcome – she’s Jessica’s long lost (once thought dead) mother. After this revelation, the story dragged for a while: I found it annoying. At the core, it became more of a family-drama than one belonging to the superhero genre, which in itself wouldn’t be a bad thing, but the story drags too much (starting from around Ep. 9) that it becomes stale, annoying and somewhat predictable.

I loved the character-arc of supporting characters this season, old and new: Trish, Malcom, Jeri, Trish’s mom, Oscar, Carl, etc. I loved them all. I feel the strength of the season was built around these people’s journey and I really loved it. More compelling is the fact that the villains this season appear sympathetic, at a point you start to root for them. This makes sense because in the real world there’s almost no clear hero or villain, it’s just people making various decisions, simple or complex, to survive and live another day.

If you still haven’t seen it, I recommend this season of JJ to you, you’ll love it.

 

PS: Kilgrave’s brief stint this season was a welcome idea. It was short, precise and permissive with the rest of the story; it painted more light on the internal struggle going on inside Jessica’s head even as she takes care of every other person’s shit.

With the way the season ended, we know Trish now has powers. Asides quick reflexes, we’d have to wait till next season to see the full range of her skills.

 

First look at Marvel’s Defenders

After the release of the first season of Daredevil on Netflix in 2015, which was quickly followed by Jessica Jones’ release. people have been clamoring for more of what is believed to be the darker, grittier side of Marvel. Luke Cage continued to deliver on that tone, and this year’s Iron Fist, is expected to continue on that promise of excellence.

If there was one thing, Marvel and Netflix promised us, it was that we were going to see all four superheroes come together, in an Avengers kind of way to battle a greater threat to their own corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

That promise is way closer than most realize.

Marvel just released the first set of pictures from the upcoming series, and I am super excited.

The (8) pictures are after the cut.

Photo credit: Netflix, Marvel, Entertainment Weekly.

 

In addition to our main casts (The Defenders), familiar faces will be returning from all four individual series – Misty Knight, Claire Temple, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Stick, Elektra, Trisha, etc.

 

Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, and Luke Cage season 1 are now available on Netflix. Iron Fist will premiere on March 17, 2017. The Defenders and The Punisher will arrive in 2017. Premiere dates for the newest seasons of Jessica JonesDaredevil, and Luke Cage have not yet been announced.