Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Review)

Biography/Music
45 minutes
Season 1 out on Netflix.

I haven’t been this obsessed, addicted, intrigued, and hooked on a show in a very long time. I binged the entire season in less than a week, it became a drug and just like a junkie I started to get withdrawals the second I couldn’t continue watching due to obligations like going to work, taking care of my puppies, or dumb shit like spending time with my man (Just kidding – no but seriously, I asked him to watch it with me, not my fault he wasn’t as into it as I was.)

It was highly entertaining, suspenseful yet interesting finding out how it all began, but most importantly how insanely motivating and inspiring it was, seeing from where he came to where he is today, and I couldn’t be prouder of him. Such motivational strength to struggle and fight for his goal, I’ve never seen anything like it, even though there were obstacles that kept on coming at him.

The show revolves around Nicky Jam starting off the first episode sitting down to do an interview, a raw and completely unfiltered tell on his life and everything behind the name that is NICKY JAM, then it develops into a tv-show based on his life with him being the narrator and explaining how and why every moment happened. His ups and downs, his darkness, and addictions that almost cost him his life.

The show is not only entertaining but phenomenal in all aspects of a tv-show. The cast is fantastic, from a young Nicky played by Darkiel to the actual Nicky Jam playing himself as he gets older and goes further both his personal life and career.
The beautiful visions of stunning Puerto Rico (a place I loved after visiting last year, San Juan is definitely a place I must go back to), and the great music. Altogether a brilliant show that I strongly recommend, I’ve definitely become a bigger fan and played his music much more now than I ever did before. 10/10


The Neighborhood (Review)

Creator; Jim Reynolds
30 minutes
Comedy
Season 1

The Neighborhood is a sit-com that is somewhat half-charming and semi-enjoyable but nothing else. It’s your typical comedy show with the laughters in the background and all-ages-friendly punchlines. However, you got great talent and potential and it’s all lost and wasted here. The plot is somewhat close to racist, a script about mocking white people and their stereotypes.

A friendly and social family moves into a tougher community in L.A and tries their outmost to fit in.

It’s lighthearted, stale, and lacks originality. It’s not even close to good nor entertaining.
Highly doubt it’ll last long or get renewed, could barely watch the entire episode.
You’ll get a smile in with luck but not a full on laugh out loud moment. I wouldn’t recommend this. 2/10



Happy Together (Review)

Creators; Austen Earl & Tim McAuliffe
Comedy
30 minutes
Season 1

A charming and decent sit-com, noting more, nothing less. Though dated humor, it becomes quite laughable from episode to episode, delivered few smiles but that is pretty much it. It’s not great, but it ain’t that shabby. I had it in the background while cooking and it brought a sense of cozyness and calm to the atmosphere around me.

A mondane couple that spends their free time mostly staying at home watching Netflix, has a change of environment and routine when the megastar Cooper decides to crash at their place.

It’s an OKAY show, the usual sit-com with the audience laughters in the back, doubt it’ll last that long or even that it’ll even get renewed, but for the sake of the fanbase it’s gathered due to Damon Wayans Jr., I hope it does. 3/10

Young and hungry (Review)

Creator; David Holden
Comedy/Romance
22 minutes
On season 5

The writer behind The War At Home starting Michael Rapaport from 2005 deliveries a fresh, cute, and highly entertaining rom-com between a beautiful chef and a handsome tech guy, living in the charming city of San Fransisco.

I discovered this fun show when in New York, at night once I returned to my hotel room I was driving myself insane not knowing what I was in the mood for, and as most of you may know, in the USA they got a whole different and larger range of tv-shows and movies on Netflix (strongly considering of sending a mail to Netflix in Sweden, making sure they start adding the same titles here as well),
Throughout my endless searching, I found Young and Hungry, and thought why not? I then realized I wanted something light, not anything that I had to put all my focus and energy on, just something to keep in the background until I fell asleep, but that failed once I became addicted to it and had to binge watch all of the episodes.

Young and Hungry revolves around Gabi, a hungry for fun gal with spunk, and her roommate Sophia.
One day Gabby gets the gig of becoming Josh’s personal chef, a handsome, young, rich, and famous tech guy and it becomes a ride of laughter, drama, and delicious dishes. A show for everyone to enjoy during dull and cloudy days. 7/10



Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Review)

Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Fantasy/Horror
1h
Out on Netflix

Riverdale meets Charmed with a splash of Harry Potter. The chilling adventures of Sabrina is a cozy mystery that came out just in time to watch during the Halloween weekend. Spread some pumpkins, light up some candles, and snuggle down with the perfect tv show that includes witches, magic spells, a puzzling town, and drama.

Though a remake from the Archie Comics classic, it is nothing like the Sabrina Teenage Witch series as we might remember.
Though most characters like Salem the cat, Sabrina’s aunts Hilda and Zelda, and Harvey are in it, it’s not as silly as the version from 96, this one is slightly more satanic, darker, and definitely more twisted.

The show revolves around Sabrina and her huge decision that lies upon her shoulders, on the night of her 16th birthday she must decide whether to follow the dark or light path.
With school and mortal friends and a mortal boyfriend, Sabrina has created a world she doesn’t feel comfortable leaving just yet nor is she ready to sign her soul over to the dark lord and praise Lucifer.
Secrets, romance, and two parallel worlds, you’re in a for a ride of magic and fantasy. 7.5/10



Riverdale (Review)

Creator; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Crime/Drama/Mystery
45 minutes
Season 2 on Netflix.

Archie and his friends with a darker twist. Based on the comics, Riverdale will grab ahold of you whether you like it or not. It’s highly addictive, and though entertaining and will every now and then crawl underneath your skin, don’t expect it to be like the comics from the 40’s.

Riverdale, a small town with darkness and one mystery after the other surfacing its ”normal” facade. We get to follow Archie and his friends as they together try to live life as teens but also solving murders, clues, and dealing with parents and school.

Riverdale was brought to my attention by a friend, and since I was in desperate need to find something to binge, I decided to give it a try and just like that, I had found a new guilty pleasure that I could enjoy while snuggled on my couch on these dark winter days.

There’s teen love, that is intoxicating, exciting, and filled with passion. Drama and rival between characters, the thrill of the crime and mystery, and the warmness of small towns. It’s Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars meets Twin Peaks. 7/10



Atypical (Review)

Creator; Robia Rashid
Comedy/Drama
30 minutes
Season 1 on Netflix.

Heartfelt, beautifully warm, and funny. All wrapped into an entertaining, brilliant, and informative show that will besides have you go through an emotional roller coaster, also teach you more about autism.

Randomly I decided to check out the Netflix Original Atypical on a gloomy day with nothing else to watch, so I had no expectations, hadn’t heard about it, and thought I’d give it a chance. I was hooked and ended up binge-watching the entire first season in two sittings.
It captures your soul with not only the phenomenal performance by the whole cast but the storyline is relatable when watching it from different perspectives and aspects.

They managed to so greatly combine autism with heart, care, and humor into a perfect blend of a tv-show that will steal your interest from beginning to end, and you will love every single bit of every moment.

We get to follow Sam, who is on the autism spectrum and his journey of finding a girlfriend, dealing with his family, school and relationship to his therapist.

I absolutely loved it, strongly recommended. 8/10



Beyond Stranger Things (Review)

Host; Jim Rash
21 minutes
7 Episodes
Streaming on Netflix.

Since I reviewed the second season of what must be one of the most popular shows streaming on Netflix at the moment, I thought I would also check out Beyond Stranger Things and post a review of it as well.

Host, Jim Rash sits down through seven rounds with all of the cast members and not only interviews them, but also gets inside gossip on what went on behind the scenes, asks the creator themselves on specific moments and details, and asks the ensemble and main actors who plays the lead roles on their thoughts about the show and how it felt going into the second season and welcoming new actors.

Being a fan of the show I found it quite entertaining, you get glimpses of information and hints on what we can expect for the future of these beloved characters, more questions answered regarding the upside down, Eleven, and the new faces. With its 21 minutes long divided into seven parts it becomes just enough to keep you hooked and not doze off.  They keep it light and entertaining, and if you’re a fan, I strongly suggest you check it out. 5/5

Stranger Things 2 (Review)

Creator; Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer
Fantasy/Drama/Comedy
55 minutes
Season 2 streaming on Netflix.

Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will must legit be the coolest kids on the block, and if I got one wish, it’d be for my old ass to join their squad – because it is lit, and every one of them is too damn supreme in their own unique, enchanting, and beautiful way. I simply adore them, not only as talented actors but also as these characters that they were born to play.
And, I’m pretty certain that no one else would be able to flawlessly pull it off as they’ve done through season one and now season two.

On the sequel, things get bigger, scarier, and stranger. But that doesn’t stop any of them from teaming up and facing whatever creature that has now made itself present on planet earth and once again goes into war with forces that are beyond their world.

The visual is even more stunning the second time around, every detail of every scene is perfectly added, creating a pure blessing for the human sight and fans all around the globe.
The plot; equally entertaining, thrilling, and intriguing as the first season, with a lot of heart, warmth, and soul at the same time – making it a joyful journey no matter the darkness.
It’s hilarious from time to time, there’s an amazing balance between the drama and comedy, but the lightness never overshadows the dark parts and vice-versa.

We also welcome a few new faces and characters into the story, roles that I believe only made the show better, we needed a little bit of a love triangle beside the one we already had with Nancy, Steve, and Jonathan.
As the boys get older, it only seemed fitting that a girl would get thrown into the mix and new feelings would blossom.

I absolutely love the show, already hyped and looking forward to the next season and dying to know what new monsters the boys will face and have to fight, what will happen with all the romantic relationships, and is Will fully recovered from the upside down? 9/10


Chris Brown: Welcome to my life (Review)

Director; Andrew Sandler
1h 20 minutes
Documentary/Music
Streaming on Netflix.

Not too shabby, for a documentary surrounding a celebrity it wasn’t that bad to be honest.
Usually, I can’t stand them because most times they open up with the crowd chanting the artist name while you hear news about them popping up in a flash, making it look epic and legendary. Here, it actually had some soul, you get a glimpse into his most difficult times during his career and how he handled it all when it felt like his life was falling apart thanks to his mistakes and poor decisions.

He talks about his pre-fame days, past, relationships, and you hear his side of the story of what happened with Rihanna.
I actually found it moving, I don’t know if he’s a good actor and is just pulling the right strings, but I felt bad for him, and everything that happened; all the hate he got at one point, him talking about his depressions, suicidal thoughts, and him being at his lowest.
We all face difficulties, but behind closed doors, he had to face it all while having the entire globe watching his every move and constantly judging every breath of air he ever inhaled.
Being at one end of a microscope can’t be easy no matter the situation, and none of us are God or Saints to be judging him or say what he deserves and doesn’t. It ain’t in our powers, and if someone is willing to admit his wrongs, shouldn’t they be entitled to be forgiven? They deserve redemption as much as the next person.

I’ve always enjoyed his music, and nothing will ever stop me from listening to it. If I like the song, sound, and lyrics, I don’t care who sings it, I won’t ever judge someone’s work of art based on the person they are or were. It is easy to judge when you’re not the one being the target, that says nothing about them but more about you.

If you already formed some sort of image about this man, then obviously it’s nothing for you to check out, if you’re a fan then it’s a must, or like me who enjoys his music, style, and creativity then you should also spend a little bit over an hour on him. 4.7/10