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Why India's 'Haseen Dillruba' Is The Best Marital Thriller On Netflix

Romantic thrillers are few and far between, and when they emerge, they are not always the greatest. “Haseen Dillruba” runs in stark contrast to that expectation, delivering a soulful and compelling film with a huge twist. An explosive murder mystery and a fraught marriage drive the plot.Director Vi…

'Cobra Kai' Is Now On Netflix: Should Your Inner 'Karate Kid' Binge It?

“Cobra Kai” is now on Netflix, which means yours truly has finally gotten a chance to dig into the “Karate Kid” sequel series. The show initially streamed on YouTube Red (turned YouTube Premium). Ever since seeing the trailer and covering news about “Cobra Kai” on CinemaBlend, I have been curious t…

TV Review: 'Control Z' Emerges As A Teen Thriller Netflix Needs

If you like some suspense injected into your teen dramas, "Control Z" is the Netflix show for you. It has been a long time since The CW was the top destination to find the genre operating at its best.
There was "Gossip Girl" and the "90210" reboot hot on the heels of th…

TV Review: 'Never Have I Ever' Been More Charmed On Netflix

“Never Have I Ever” has been out on Netflix for a while, and I watched the series premiere shortly afterward to happy results. Unfortunately, it has taken a while to get this review up. That said, it is never too late to put the spotlight on a worthy show, especially one as charming as the series c…

Movie Review: Netflix's 'The Occupant' Should Occupy Your Time

There are few movies as disquieting as “The Occupant” (“Hogar”) on Netflix. The Spanish-language thriller stars Javier Gutiérrez. The same actor who took on the lead role in “The Motive” (“El Autor”), a similarly eerie film about a desperate writer. In “The Occupant,” Gutiérrez stars as another des…

TV Review: 'You' Still Has It In Fantastic Season 2 Premiere

“You” still has it! The Netflix hit’s fantastic Season 2 premiere does not miss a beat from where it left off as Joe (Penn Badgley) arrives in sunny Los Angeles for a reset. Introducing himself as Will, “You” picks up with Joe settling down in the City of Angels. A move that shakes up the dramatic…

TV Review: 'Gonul' ('Hatirla Gonul') Makes Great Netflix Binge

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There is no show on Netflix more captivating than “Gonul” (“Hatirla Gonul”). One season comprised of thirty-eight episodes tells the dramatic tale of its title character, played by Gökçe Bahadir. Gonul is a nurse working at a prestigious hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. She is also engaged to the chief of staff’s temperamental son, Tekin (Onur Saylak).

Must-See Movie Review: 'Look for a Star' Shines Super Bright

Look for a Star Andy Lau Sam Ching Shu Qi Milan Sit
“Look for a Star” (“Yau lung hei fung”) is the heartwarming romantic comedy from director and producer Andrew Lau. The story centers on Andy Lau’s Sam. He is a billionaire, who lives in a Macau casino along with his staff. While they are there, he meets Shu Qi’s Milan, a free-spirited casino dealer with whom he shares an instant (if fraught) connection.

TV Review: Netflix's 'High Seas' / 'Alta Mar' Season 2 Premiere

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“High Seas” (“Alta Mar”) has cruised back to Netflix for Season 2, and it picks up exactly where it left off. As hinted in the final minutes of its freshman season, the Spanish-language drama still finds time to shake things up as new passengers climb aboard, and danger remains on-board.

Movie Review: Netflix's 'Ready To Mingle' Sizzles And Soars

Ready to Mingle Bachelorettes Solteras Ilse Irán Castillo Lola Flor Eduarda Gurrola Ana Cassandra Ciangherotti Lucila Gabriela de la Garza Ema Mariana Cabrera Sandra Sophie Alexander-Katz
As someone who enjoys romantic comedies as a genre, there is one thing it is tough to say they often present, and that is total honesty about romance. The earnestness of “Ready to Mingle” (“Solteras”) not only sets it apart. It also makes it remarkably special. To get things started, the Spanish-language comedy from Mexico dives headfirst into a crushing breakup.

TV Review: 'Black Money Love' ('Kara Para Aşk') On Netflix

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“Black Money Love” (“Kara Para Aşk”) is a lavish romantic thriller that thrusts several disparate characters into a desperate situation. The series starts off by introducing viewers to the heroic police officer, Ömer Demir. After saving a group of trafficked children, Ömer is on a break from the force.

Review: Yes, You Need To Check Into 'Gran Hotel' On Netflix

Gran Hotel Julio Olmedo Yon Gonzalez Alicia Alarcon Amaia Salamanca
Yours truly finally got around to checking into “Gran Hotel” on Netflix and am grateful for the binge-watching experience. It is tough to marathon watch the Spanish-language series quickly. With three seasons and 66 episodes, it requires a steady stream of viewing to watch it in its entirety.

Review: 'Money Heist' Season 3 (Part 3) Thrillingly Ups The Ante

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“Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”) manages to steal all the attention it demands during its enrapturing third outing. Season 3 (Part 3 on Netflix) takes everything the series established during its debut effort (its characters, tension, and mythos), and escalates it, tenfold.

Spoiler-Free Review: Netflix's 'Money Heist' Season 1 And Season 2

Do not worry, I am not about to spoil a thing about “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”) Season 1 or Season 2. Giving you a general idea and handle of what to expect? You got it. “Money Heist” is a gripping heist series that does what few of its kind ever has.
For over 20 episodes in the Netflix for…

Movie Review: 'An Affair To Die For' Is An Engaging Saturday Night Thriller

An Affair To Die For Titus Welliver Russell Claire Forlani Holly Jake Abel Everett
The subgenre of affair-driven drama meets suspenseful thriller in “An Affair to Die For.” It picks up with Claire Forlani's Holly heading to meet her lover for a weekend getaway. Clueless, that what actually awaits her is something far from frolic-filled.

Movie Review: Netflix's 'Kidnapping Stella' Is A Suspenseful Must-Stream

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“Kidnapping Stella” is an impressively taut Netflix thriller that's opener conveys the road ahead for this Netflix movie. The chilling vision of two kidnappers preparing to take a victim hostage for ransom fills the opening minutes. Then, they put their plan into action, ripping Stella off the streets in broad daylight.

TV Review: 'Dark' Season 2 Return Keeps The Netflix Series Shining Brilliantly Bright

Dark Jonas Kahnwald Andreas Pietschmann Netflix
Do not worry. Season 2 spoilers are not discussed in this review. In many ways, “Dark” is impossible to spoil due to the fact it is so elaborate. The labyrinth of past, present, and future timelines combines in a way that is tough to describe in straightforward terms.

Netflix Movie Review: 'Blood Will Tell' ('La Misma Sangre') Offers Stellar Suspense Tale

Blood Will Tell La Misma Sangre Elías Oscar Martínez Carla Dolores Fonzi
Seldom, do you see a morality tale done with as evocative an edge as the one displayed in this Netflix movie. A story filled with stellar suspense is what “Blood Will Tell” (originally titled “La Misma Sangre”) delivers. Told in an easy to follow non-linear format and set in Argentina, the Spanish-language film opens as a family get-together is in lively progress.

'Murder Mystery' Review: Is Jennifer Aniston And Adam Sandler's Re-Team Worth The Wait?

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When Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler collaborated on the incredibly entertaining comedy, “Just Go with It” in 2011, it seemed to mark the start of something. Sandler’s next ongoing co-star partnership. One that seemed prime to join the ranks of his long-standing screen pairing with Drew Barrymore.

TV Review: 'Black Spot' ('Zone Blanche') Season 2 Premiere On Netflix Is Spellbinding

Black Spot Zone Blanche Season 2 Laurène Suliane Brahim
In its Season 2 premiere, “Black Spot” (originally titled “Zone Blanche”) makes it clear that it has returned with no dead zones. The supernatural thriller picks up a couple months after the harrowing events of its first season finale.