Meh. This show's plot is so muddled and confusing that it becomes quite annoying after only a few episodes. The acting was fine, and I appreciated the diversity. However I just can't get past how oddly over complicated the story was.
Surprisingly good. I didn't expect much from this show but was pleasantly surprised. The chemistry between actors is great and really sells the teen atmosphere. The dialogue is reasonable and not too cringey. I was a bit a hockey in how much they developed the characters, especially considering it's a teen show. In addition unlike many teen shows the plot stays grounded and clear. The ending was a pretty good (if a tad predictable) cliffhanger. Lastly I really liked the cinematography and editing. They created this fun aesthetic, almost otherworldly environment where the kids live. It's quite pretty and provides the audience an escape. I'm quite excited to see what season 2 will bring.
Not good. The characters have absolutely 0 chemistry. They don't even seem like they like each other, let alone are friends. The effects are good, wouldn't expect anything less from Netflix. The acting is fine, most seem to be newcomers so I didn't expect anything fantastic. However the one thing that really pissed me off was the white-washing. Must was clearly asian in the original, and inspired by Lucy Liu. So the actress really should have been Chinese, or at least part Chinese. In addition removing Flora made this even worse. They replaced a colored character with a plus size character thinking that the two were interchangeable because they are both underrepresented. They're not interchangeable. I'm not mad Terra is plus size, in fact I'm happy there's at least one character whose not stick thin, however I am upset that they got rid of a colored character and whitewashed the other. The plot is alright, the finale was good, but it didn't leave me wanting more. In conclusion, I really don't know why this was made.
Very intriguing. The plot, while a bit scattered, is very well executed and culminates into a great finale. The acting is great and the chemistry between the characters is off the charts. The intertwined relationships between Beth, Addy and Colette are so unnerving yet beautiful. The relationships between these characters are so complicated, and it's a thrill to see them develop. The cinematography is good, providing an aesthetic, slightly creepy atmosphere for the show. The beautiful lighting and editing creates an atmosphere which reminded me of Euphoria. I was disappointed when I found out it was cancelled. The plot was a bit scattered at parts, some storylines don't seem to be connected to the beginning scene until the very end, however the finale makes up for this with a great climax and cliffhanger.
I loved this show. I had been watching weekly every season since season 1. Which is why I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that this is the worst season by far. I'm ignoring the pushing of political agenda for now, I'll get into that in a second. First off, this show did not need to have covid. People watch television to get away from what's happening, and to escape to another world. That makes it quite weird that they chose to show covid. While it handled the pandemic better than other shows that chose to include it, such as Grey's Anatomy, it still doesn't handle it great. Ok now I'll get into the characters, both returning and new. Shaun's story is now completely revolved around Lea, while his struggle with being a mentor is interesting to see, it doesn't get much screen time to explore. Claire's path after Melendez's death is so odd. I mean does every medical show have to do the stupid ghost plot line, I mean cmon. House did it, Greys did it, it's not a unique plot line. It's also dumb and clearly just a way to attempt to please the fans after killing off a fan favorite character. Speaking of, they obviously just killed Melendez for shock value, and it's really irritating. I expected to see how his death affected all the other character, however there's actually none of that. Other than some one off lines, presumably as cheap fan service, we never see how his death affects the other residents. Then there's Resnick, whose story is the only one I actually found intriguing. Her plot line about not being able to be a surgeon anymore is honestly very well done. Last of the main characters, we have Park. All I have to say, is why is he still here. Wasn't his whole thing last season, especially in the finale, that he realized family came first and he was leaving. They completely dropped that plot line, and now he's living with Resnick? The new characters are awful. All of them. There I said it. They're all boring and none of them interact with the main cast in an interesting way. The last problem I have with this season, is the thing most people are complaining about. That is, of course, the pushing of their political agenda down the viewer's throats. I didn't even want to get into this, because of how much everyone else is already talking about it, but I kinda have to. It's pretty bad. They're really trying to go down the equality and feminist route, which is great, if handled well. Surprise surprise, they don't handle it well. The episode Newbies is the best example of this. They keep accusing this guy of being sexist and mansplaining, but he really doesn't do anything that bad. Some of the dialogue is so terrible, it's honestly unbelievable. This pushing of political agenda comes off as stuck up and annoying. The feminist agenda is just so overdone. The abortion episode, is disgusting. I personally am pro-choice, and believe every woman has the right to her own body. But dear god this episode angered me to my core. Basically, Lim attempts to force a doctor to perform an abortion, though she repeatedly states that it's against her beliefs. Lim then implies that she's less of a doctor for refusing. Nobody should be forced to do something they don't want to do. It is that woman's right to have an abortion, and it is Jordan's right to say she's not comfortable performing it. Overall, I'm so disappointed in this season. Rather than developing and showing us interesting storylines, they just showed a bunch of random storylines that the audience really doesn't care about. Examples of these are the whole Glassman and Debbie thing, which I could not care less about, the new interns, which are boring and flat, and lastly the Park and Resnick thing, which comes off as weird filler. I'm honestly so sad, this was one of my favorite shows. I can safely say that I will not be watching the next season, that is if it gets renewed after all this, which honestly it probably won't. The only character I may miss will be Claire. I loved seeing her grow throughout the season, and seeing her reduced to this in season 4 is insulting. Farewell Good Doctor.
Wow this show took a turn. I really liked season 1, it dealt with a lot of important topics to educate kids about. But this, dear God it's awful. The stories are so weird and cheesy, not at all like season 1. While one or two this season were alright, most were confusing and downright terrible. It honestly seems like they totally dumbed the show down. It's also not as scary as season one. I doubt it will get renewed after this.
Ok I can't be the only one who didn't really like this show. As far as I can tell people are begging for it to get renewed, and I honestly don't know why. The songs were fantastic but the dialogue and plot are really cringey and a little boring. The comedy was reasonably funny, and I love that the main character is a colored young woman. But I just couldn't get over the dialogue. It made me cringe REAL HARD. In addition the costume design is odd, and makes you wonder if they costume department simply grabbed random attire from a six year olds closet. I will say however that the strong family connections between Julie and her mom and Luke and his family was very interesting and dynamic. The show definitely has some important strengths, but I just couldn't deal with the dialogue. Not for me, but I'm glad everyone else seems to enjoy it.
Ok I try to NEVER rate anything 5 stars, as I feel it takes away from the impact. But this, is incredible. The way it intertwines Beth's addiction with chess is unlike anything I've ever seen. Miniseries will always have a special place in my heart, as they're my favorite form of television, and I can say without a doubt, this is my favorite, and the best miniseries I have ever seen. The casting was perfect and each actor did a wonderful job. Anya in particular shines, this was a great step up from her last role in new mutants. In addition the score was fantastic and matched the scenes perfectly. I was also impressed with the editing, something I often critique in a film or show. The chess tournament scene with her and Benny in episode 5 is an excellent example. While some people may find it a bit over the top, Ib honestly thought it was so well done. The great editing is also due to the fantastic cinematography. The unique angles and camerawork really helps demonstrate Beth's downward spiral. By far my favorite show of 2020, and one of my favorites of all time.
The show is overall alright, if a bit wimpy. However the lead actress does a strange nasally childlike voice, which really distracts from the plot of the show. I thought maybe she was British and couldn't do an American accent. But no, she's American, and speaks with an American accent naturally, so it's really odd that she's attempting an accent at all. Not sure why it bothered me so much, but it did. However, it is actually genuinely scary at some parts. It's definitely not as good as it's predecessor, Haunting of Hill House, but it does stand out as unique, rather than a copy and past of the former. Also, the representation was great, I loved how they developed Dani and Jamie, and their relationship was heartbreaking.
The acting is mediocre, however it's not like the actors are given much to work with because the writing is pretty bad. The main character is boring and is tied into the most mediocre love triangle subplot. Also, the show has this weird need to remind you she's a cop every few episode multiple times. It's jarring as the audience is well aware she's a cop, and does not need this reminder. Most shows like this have a cop character or a person of authority so that when the protagonists break in somewhere or break laws the audience doesn't raise any eyebrows, however Michaela basically takes advantage of her position as a cop and just uses it to do anything she wants. I'm assuming this is why the show reminds you of her profession every episode. The kid is supposed to be mysterious and adventurous but comes off as creepy and annoying. The only character I found mildly interesting (saanvi) was barely in the season, not to mention shes the only main character who's a person of color. In addition the editing is fucking terrible. Excuse my French but editing is my favorite aspect of filmmaking, and this show just insults the very concept. This show has some of the worst special effects I've ever seen. The green screen effects are atrocious and the cgi is even worse. I would understand if this show came out in like 2011 but it's 2020, cmon NBC you can do better. The cuts feel arbitrary and weird. In conclusion this show is mediocre at best, and you can immediately tell it's low budget.
The concept was intriguing at first, but episodes 2-10 do nothing to explain any of the questions posed in the first episode. At the end of the show they have made no progress in figuring out where they are, how they got there, etc... I understand that the focus of the show was meant to be how the teens would build their society, however I still expected for them to explain at least a few things. The ending also did nothing but confirm information we already knew, rather than reveal a twist or explain at lest one thing. I wish they focused more on the core plot. Overall a good show if you like dystopian, lord of the flies type shows. However you will have to be able to just enjoy the work, and not be too intrigued by the plot. I will say though, that the representation in this show is remarkable. The diverse cast, the focus on teen oriented issues is incredible. I was especially pleased to see a deaf character given representation. Great show.
Much better than season 1. However I would've liked to see a more diverse cast. I was impressed with how there was LGBTQ and disabled people representation. However of the 9 main girl characters throughout season one and two 8/9 are white, and 6/9 are blonde. I just find it so odd for a show that's seems so politically in tune to have an almost all white cast with mostly blonde females.
Pretty good show. Diverse cast and good writing. Wasn't surprised that Mindy Kaling was behind it, It definitely has her vibe all over it. Overall, the show was a great baseline teen comedy. Some of the dialogue was a little cringe, but overall, pretty good. I will say though, I wasn't a fan of the narrator though, his voice was just a bit annoying and took me out of a couple scenes.
I know everyone loves this show but I really don't understand all the hype. I thought the show was a bit tedious and boring. In addition I found Anne so annoying, every time she talked I immediately became bored. Season 2 just got worse.
I loved the show at the beginning, however as it progressed I felt Janes character became increasingly boring. I liked other characters storylines much more than hers. She didn't really have a storyline other than she was pregnant. I wished her character got some more interesting scenes.
Pretty good! I loved the Carrie meets stranger things vibe. The characters were cute, didn't have much development but it was only 7 episodes so I can't really blame them. It was really funny and the acting was fantastic