What to watch on Netflix? Our journalists specialized in TV and cinema offer you some ideas taken from the platform’s well-stocked catalog.
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Scheduled for three years – that’s a very long time – this fourth season of Stranger thingsmore violent and more bloody compared to the previous ones, it is supplied in jumbo : all episodes last between 1h and 1h40. Stranger things he has aged, like his interpreters, and his references are no longer aimed at preteens. It has become a thrilling horror series Itwhere the new villain Vecna resembles the terrifying Night King game of Thrones.
This is pop
While the production company is used to focusing on one genre or artist at a time, This is pop casts a wide net: it is ABBA, Boys II Men, country music, the successful producers of the Brill Building (including Neil Sedaka, who describes himself as the “Justin Bieber of the 1950s”) and the emergence of music festivals. Directing isn’t always happy (the country music episode is unnecessarily kitschy), but the look is always smart.
Why praise such a violent and merciless TV series? Because it fulfills its entertainment mandate. Because the actresses are overwhelming. Because a federal prison like the one pictured in Wentworth is not a Club Med where the hair is braided between two Macarena choreographies.
Borgen: Power and Glory
We were hoping no more, the sequel to the brilliant Danish miniseries Borgen. Here it is today on Netflix, nine years after the last season, with its sophistication, its abundant complexity and its themes even more current than ever. This fourth work does not really disappoint. Borgen: Power and Glory is aimed at curious and enlightened adults, who have fallen in love with series like The west wing And House of cardswith an extra sophisticated Scandinavian touch.
Keep the sweetness – Pray and obey
A real series of detective documentaries about a sect in which a despotic leader, who calls himself the Prophet, marries 78 wives, 24 of them minors, and foretells the end of the world in the middle of the Utah desert? Here! He is both charming and shocking, endearing and revolting. It is very disgusting.
away from the ring road
away from the ring road is what is nicknamed in Shakespeare’s language a friends movies. Like it Good cop, bad copfrom From father to policeman and other detective comedies that combine the masculine. Also born from the desire of the duo Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte to return to work together, 10 years after the success of on the other side of the ring road, this film holds up mainly thanks to their beautiful complicity. And the game of the two superstars manages to make us forget its clichés and its weaknesses.
The fascinating British miniseries Heart-pounding Netflix, offered in English and French, shows a more tender and realistic side of adolescence, that of emotions, questions, butterflies in the stomach and self-discovery. It is finely written and carried on by talented young actors who, unlike Euphoria Where is it Watatawthey are not 15 years older than their characters.
Selling Sunset 5
The best example of a perfect, paying villain is found in For sale sunset (Sun to sell) from Netflix, the best real estate reality show in the universe, I’m not kidding. In fact, it’s a frivolous docusoap neatly wrapped in a Tiffany box.
Our great national parks
Series Our great national parks does not reinvent the genre: in the wake of the National Geographic documentaries, it offers a careful look at the fauna, visibly using all the technologies available to closely observe the animals, but also to offer breathtaking views of the territories in which they live. This is an informative series, but also very clearly a political gesture for former President Barack Obama, who underlines in each episode the importance of natural spaces in the fight against global warming.
In Old enough!, Japanese reality show broadcast for a few weeks on Netflix, children aged 4, 3, even 2 years old shop alone for the first time. If the series has the power to make three turns in the blood of Western parents, it also leads to a reflection on the independence we give (or not) to our children.