Showing posts with label Other Language Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Other Language Series. Show all posts

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Monday, November 23, 2020

UNDERCOVER (2020) – SEASON 2

November 23, 2020

 Melodrama and disappointed…

VR Critique Meter: 2.5/5

  • Released date: 10th November 2020
  • No of Season: 1
  • No of Episodes: 10
  • Runtime: 45mins per Episode
  • Language: German / French / Dutch
  • Dubbed: English
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Streaming Portal: Netflix

Undercover Season 1 Review - CLICK HERE


 

Undercover (2020) is the second instalment of the first season released in May 2019. The series has ten episodes with an average runtime of 45mins released on 10th November 2020.

 

The second instalment of Undercover covers the post-arrest of Ferry Bouman where he is waiting for his trial. After the successive undercover operation, Bob is working with the police besides Kim is now working as an investigative reporter. Kim was working in uncovering illegal arms dealing by the brother's JP and Laurent using a Horse ranch NGO as a facade. Her undercover revealed then she got killed in cold-blooded which affects Bob personally and forced to go undercover to bring the killers to light.

 

Undercover Season 2 is different from season 1. The Season 2 is much into a kind of revenge topped with the issues from the Ferry case. In season 1, Bob killed Ferry’s son-in-law which was wired leads to a threatening tool for Ferry against Bob. Also, Bob remained to have a crush on Kim made him agitated and ignited to work personally to take down the illegal arms dealing brothers.

 

Laurent and JP are the brothers who do illegal arms dealing business keeping an NGO as a façade. JP is a cool and calculative person and hard to break. On the other hand, Laurent, having a big mouth and weak to break. Natalie, a mother to Laurent Son employed in the NGO as a Ranch co-ordinator. Bob plans to use her to break Laurent to uncover the truth about their business.

 

What happens next forms the Undercover – season 2.

 


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

KINGDOM (2019) - SEASON 1

September 25, 2020

 An action packed horrifical and thrilling series.

 VR Critique Meter 4.25/5


  • Premiered Date: 25th January 2019
  • No of Seasons: 1
  • No of Episodes: 6
  • Runtime: 45mins per Episode
  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Action
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Dubbed: Yes, English
  • Streaming Portal: Netflix

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

THE GREAT HEIST (2020)

August 16, 2020

The history’s greatest Heist which is entertaining and can be completed in a day.

My VR Critique Meter: (3.75/5)

  • Original Title: El Robo del Siglo
  • Released Date: 14th August 2020
  • No of Season: 1
  • No of Episodes: 6
  • Runtime: 42mins per episode
  • Language: Spanish
  • Dubbed: No
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Streaming Portal: Netflix

Monday, July 27, 2020

INTO THE NIGHT (2020)

July 27, 2020

A Nerve-racking series which one shouldn't miss.

My VR Critique Meter: ½

  • Streamed Date: 1st May 2020
  • No of Seasons: 1
  • No of Episodes: 6
  • Runtime: 40mins per Episode
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller.
  • Streaming Portal: Netflix
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Dubbed: Yes (English)

 

Into the Night is the debut Bulgarian series, is all about an apocalypse which was happening all around the world, based on a novella “The Old Axolotl” by Polish author Jacek Dukaj. The series has six episodes with a suspenseful fiction kept with the same pace for 40mins. Post-apocalypse kind of series is already witnessed from many series, where how people are struggling to survive. Into the night also tells the same and might join the club if the series continued.

 

The series is starting with a romantic scene between Sylvie (Pauline Etienne) and his boyfriend, suddenly waking up from the kissing dream and found out that she was late to catch a midnight flight to Moscow from Brussels. She was speeding up to the airport carrying her boyfriend’s ashes in her backpack and finally boarded into the flight to Moscow. Terenzio (Stefano Cassetti), who claims to be with NATO, very tensely and desperately buys a ticket to “anywhere west of here.” A first-class passenger Richard a.k.a Rik (Jan Bijvoet) complains that an elderly man in a wheelchair gets to board before he does. A famous social media influencer Ines (Alba Gaia Bellugi) says her friend made a choking sound in the middle of a call and hung up; she’s worried, but her friend has a dark sense of humor, she says to a concerned onlooker Ayaz (Mehmet Kurtulus).

 

Survivors of Apocalypse

Sunday, July 26, 2020

HOW TO SELL DRUGS ONLINE (FAST) – SEASON 2 – NETFLIX

July 26, 2020

Impressive series keeps the prying till the ultimate end.

My VR Critique Meter:

 

  • Premiered Date: 21st July 2020
  • No of Seasons: 1
  • No of Episodes: 6
  • Runtime: 30mins per episode
  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Dubbed: English
  • Streaming Portal: Netflix

 

ALSO READ: If you want to read the reviews of Season 1, Click here to read it.

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

DARK - NETFLIX

July 13, 2020

Must watch, Go do Dark...


My VR Critique Meter: 


  • No of Seasons: 3
  • No of Episodes: 26
  • Runtime: 60mins per Episode
  • Language: German / English Dubbed
  • Subtitle: English
  • Genre: Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama.
  • Who to Watch: 18+

PLOT

A saga of four families with mystical events set in a German town called Wenden

Dark series revolves around four families, Tiedemann’s, Kahnwald’s, Nielsen’s, and Doppler’s. Keeping all characters in mind as tough as it has more characters which are very important as it will decipher mysteries. To comprehend the story, one should have a notepad with a pen to take hints.


To be precise, in the present of 2019, A boy called Mikkel vanished and none can able to find out where he disappeared. In the same time, Mickeal Kahnwald committed suicide, There the story is slowly getting into pace, Mickeal has a son called Jonas, He is one of the protagonists of the story who tried to solve the mystery of missing Mikkel, his father suicide and the apocalypse which was about to occur, by doing time travel with the help and guidance of old Claudia who will be one of the most important characters. Shh. No spoilers, will explain about her later. 


The story revolves in various timelines like 1921, 1954, 1986, 2020, and 2053. We cannot able to find any mistakes in the time travel since it was clearly explained how it was functioning.


The pace of the series will engross the viewer’s slowly and will keep it till the credit. The first two seasons will give an explanation about the timeline and the life of each character and their repetition but cleverly nowhere told why it will repeat and who caused the repetition. Without showing the full picture the writer has hold the viewer’s to his attention was spellbinding.


The below picture itself shows the entire plot and story line of Season one and Season two. Great thanks to whoever did this family tree.


Dark Season 1 & 2 Timeline

Also, a complete timeline of Season 1 and Season 2 link is attached in this post, please have those while you watch season one and two. It will be much useful.


Dark Season 1 and 2 Timeline


At the end of Season Two, the Writer has given a climax with the introduction of parallel world character Martha was unpredictable and meticulous. It will keep us guessing what will happen in Season three.


Season three is an ultimate salute to the complexities and knots human emotions can create. And it’s delivered in a chilling yet precise manner. The time travel continues, but this season adds another dimension to the story, literally — an alternate Winden, where Jonas is never born. Where Martha is the protagonist.


The two join together to unravel the mystery. Episode seven of season three will explain the connection between season one and two. In season one we will see old Jonas as Adam, In this world, Old Martha is Eve. They become like Adam and Eve: arch enemies driven by their own strong emotions towards each other, In cut and short – A fight between dark and light. Most importantly the character of Claudia played a much more complex character than the other two, who is the one who solves the mystery of the repetition and who caused it.


The last two episodes uncover more new characters and the importance of it in this story. But this story revolves only within the four families but in different timelines which actually one needs to understand and memorize all the characters. The end climax will remind us of the movie Avengers: End Game. But the creators have managed to justify even the mirroring effect in the title roles with the events in the season. The visual continuity created with a warp effect is another masterstroke.


Overall, felt few misses and mistakes but that’s a drop in an ocean, a glitch in the matrix. Ha..Ha.

 

My VR Critique Meter: 

  • Interesting -
  • Engaging -
  • Acting and Characters - ½
  • Visually Awesome -
  • Music and Background Score -


Likes and Dislikes

  • The plot is very well crafted to keep it engaged, but a very complex story to understand by all types of audiences. Hence, minimizing 0.5 for the plot.
  • Fantastic The screenplay, Cinematography, and Acting. A great salute to the German writers.
  • The Ominous background score was tremendous.
  • The Screenplay was frenetic and punctilious.
  • The series subtlely won the viewer's heart.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

MARIANNE - NETFLIX

June 24, 2020

​A Great itch for Scary..

  • No of Seasons: 1
  • No of Episodes: 8
  • Runtime: 45mins
  • Language: French
  • Genre: Drama, Horror.

PLOT

A famous horror novelist Emma who announced on stopping to write horror content, forced to return to her native Elden as her dream haunted things are reappearing after fifteen years.

After some period of watching crime, thriller genres thought of changing the subject for some time, hence searched for horror content, found Marianne. A story of a dual fight of witch and a writer.

Before getting into the plot, I want to give a brief about Marianne. Marianne is an evil undead witch, she haunts you in dreams, makes you weak, and take possession. While leaving you, she won’t leave empty-handed. In the sixteen century, Marianne was found involved in demonic activities, hence she was wrapped under the foot of god with a seal and do rituals by cremating her to make the demonic possession goes away, instead people has cremated her without doing the rituals, hence she was undead and waiting for someone to get her saved.

Now, let’s dive into the story. Emma, Protagonist of the story, A famous writer who made famously and fortune on Lizzi Larck Series giving her last book interview on horror which made her audiences unhappy. When she did that supernatural thing has started havoc in her native Elden and her uninvited friend Caroline came to visit her to tell that Marianne is back and she is on her mother, She wants Emma to write again and hung herself after she gave a hoax bag to Emma that her mom wants it to give it to her. From that same night, Emma has got haunted dreams of Marianna which was gone away fifteen years back.

Elden is a tiny, picture-perfect coastal town that Emma left behind for good. The moment she visits Madame Daugeron to talk about Caroline, her daughter, Emma’s life goes for a tailspin. Everyone including her parents, Camille, the town priest, and her gang of friends from childhood are confronted by the wrath of Marianne. Emma’s presence seems to galvanize everything evil about the town. She decides to put an end to the suffering.

The initial episodes send us chills down on our spine, will possibly knock us out, the propulsive performance of Madame Daugeron was standout which made a firm foundation in the initial episodes. 

The director of the series has created an entertainment package like comedy, love, emotions, without disturbing the horror content. He has shown it as a book reading. Every scene is organized as chapters and interlink to the chapters are cleverly shown which found how tough it is to read books. Marianne's character was well created and terrifying which gives you Goosebumps in all her horrifying scene presence.

Marianne has given its potential show that does justice to traditional horror, which will give satisfying itch for your scary stuff.


My VR Critique Rating: 7.8/10

  • Story: 6/10
  • Screenplay: 7/10
  • Cinematography: 8/10
  • Acting: 9/10
  • Background Score: 9/10

Likes and Dislikes

  • Good plot and great screenplay on Marianne scenes.
  • The background score has won it all, Made horrifying moments.
  • Hiccups on new characters like the friend's gang which made few scenes bore.
  • If Daugeron's role play as Marianne extended it would be an extraordinary one.
  • Missed the inspector the role which was good at the start and ended without nothing.
  • The Climax scene, entry of the priest, and the closure by him were found bizarre since he was not seen for a very long time. He was asked to do the climax since the director has killed others.
  • One major miss by the director in plot, if Emma started to search the hole of Marianna from the start it would be much engrossed and appropriate, instead he has added gang of friends. 


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