I often included a TV part on my month-to-month recap however I assumed I’d do a separate publish to do a mini-review of each collection. I do know that these two collection couldn’t be extra completely different from one another when it comes to tone, model, and vibe, however they do have three issues in widespread: they’ve a terrific forged, brilliantly acted and really addictive!
Extraordinary Legal professional Woo (Netflix)
Due to my pal Vince C. for recommending this to me! I’ve to confess I not often watch Ok-dramas, however my hubby and I had been hooked on this one proper from the primary episode about an autistic younger legal professional. As somebody who works within the artistic facet of the authorized sector, this present set in South Korean authorized world is so fascinating.
Park Eun-bin is completely good within the title function, I used to be instantly drawn to her and discover every little thing about her so charming… her lovable bob haircut, the way in which she at all times counts to a few earlier than she enters the room, and particularly her obsession with whales! I really like the supporting forged too, esp Kang Ki-young as her boss Jung Myeong-seok, and Kang Tae-oh, the litigator Lee Jun-ho who’s clearly smitten along with her. The second Woo meets Jun-ho in entrance of the revolving door is simply beautiful and hilarious!
Every episode consists of its personal authorized case that legal professional Woo is assigned to, which varies tremendously from one to the subsequent. I’d think about it’s arduous sufficient for any younger legal professional to navigate the authorized world in a prestigious regulation agency like Hanbada, not to mention somebody with autism. Per IMdb, Eun-bin was initially hesitant to tackle the function as she felt she couldn’t precisely painting an autistic individual and didn’t need to offend any autistic folks or their households. In fact, I can’t communicate for folks on the autism spectrum, however she’s fairly plausible in portraying her every day struggles navigating the world out and in of the regulation.
I’m solely 5 episodes in and the collection simply will get higher and higher. Each episode in Season was directed by Yu In-sik and written by feminine screenwriter Moon Ji-won. The present is humorous, intelligent, heartwarming, and terribly entertaining. I really like every case challenges how Woo sees and responds to the world and offers alternatives for her to unravel issues in her personal particular method. Glad there are 16 episodes in season 1 and every is a minimum of an hour lengthy. I positive hope there’ll be season 2!
The Final Of Us (HBO)
I’ve by no means been a gamer and I’m not into zombie horror stuff, so at first I wasn’t in any respect on this collection. However after studying all of the rave opinions I received curious and so we determined to test it out! Let’s simply say the present completely lived as much as the hype! I’ve been a fan of Pedro Pascal for a while now and he’s so excellent as no-nonsense Joel, and I can’t think about anybody else however Bella Ramsey as witty and headstrong Ellie. I first noticed Ramsey in Catherine Known as Birdy and I simply completely love this lady!
This present has essentially the most indelible opening ever within the first couple of episodes that set up the dire premise involving a lethal world pandemic. It’s particularly eerie watching this as we simply emerged out of Covid pandemic ourselves and aren’t fairly out of the woods simply but.
How cool that they really set the opening scene of the 2nd episode in my hometown Jakarta! It’s one other devastating sequence that includes the Meryl Streep of Indonesia, the legendary Christine Hakim!! She higher will get an Emmy nom for her chilling visitor efficiency right here.
So cool to see Indonesian appearing legend Christine Hakim within the first 10 minutes of #TheLastOfUs ep 2 … this complete opening sequence offers me chills!!pic.twitter.com/WQHmXuzitg
— FlixChatter ♥️🎞️ (@FlixChatter) January 24, 2023
Talking of Emmys, I additionally assume Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett must be a shoo-in for his or her performances in episode 3, wowza!!
For a present about zombies, this heart-achingly transferring episode reveals simply what it means to be human and what makes life worthwhile. It’s one of many best-directed and astonishingly-acted TV episodes I’ve ever seen. It’s one thing I nonetheless take into consideration for days. I gained’t spoil it for you in case you haven’t seen it, however let’s simply say, irrespective of how dire the state of affairs is on this world, life would nonetheless be price residing when you have somebody to stay for. Government producer and Ps recreation creator Neil Druckmann and the collection’ showrunner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) are merely phenomenal!
I want ALL of the episodes can be found abruptly, however on the similar time, there’s one thing thrilling about anticipating what’s going to occur subsequent!
I’ve but to binge on The White Lotus which I’d do later this Spring, however my hubby and I’d begin on Apple TV’s Shrinking subsequent.
Have you ever watched both of these collection but? I’d love to listen to what you assume!