Political tricks, personal intentions, and the myth of a murderous being emerge in this eight-part Indian crime drama.
After a foreign teenage tourist disappears in a misty city, a rushed local police officer must team up with a fellow officer from the big city to unearth a case that promises to be full of skeletons.
“A well-made show that scores with nuanced presentations and exciting moments,” wrote The Times of India Ronak Kotecha.
GUILTY PARTY (TVNZ ONDEMAND)
Kate Beckinsale (shock) stars in this 10-part black comedy from the United States. She plays Beth Burgess, a battered journalist who begins investigating a story about a woman who denies murdering her husband despite receiving life imprisonment for the alleged crime.
“A fish-out-of-the-water quality alchemizes with Beckinsale’s large-format charisma to a highly remarkable performance, there culprit shows how much Beth is also upset, “wrote San Francisco Chronicle Carla Meyer.
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HAWKEYE (DISNEY +)
This six-part Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series is another cleverly conceived, brilliantly cast piece of the Phase 4 puzzle. Following the confusing, sometimes confusing, star-studded fantasy of the Eternal and the timey-wimey Doctor Who-esque hijinks from Loki, it’s a relief to have a story that’s a little darker and more down to earth.
In fact, while there is something of a Die Hard-esque boasting about this celebratory meal, it feels like the almost forgotten Netflix Marvel series too Jessica Jones or Daredevil, than the other “official” MCU spin-offs.
And don’t let the title fool you, while Jeremy Renner’s grizzled archer certainly has a key role to play, this really is the origin story for her fellow bow-and-arrow enthusiast, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld, who brings the same charisma that ignites would .) Transformer ‘ tonal restart bumblebee).
Korea’s pop culture hot streak continues in this captivating, chilling six-part thriller.
About the creative and twisted spirit that brought the world to the unforgettable action horror of 2016 Train to Busan – Yeon Sang-ho – it is a police process that meets cult, with more than one secondary order of creepy supernatural processes.
An amalgamation of Drag me to hell, Ringu, final destination and spirit that doesn’t stop at the splashes and thrills, as Seoul– The battle for hearts, minds and apparently souls takes place.
Lively, haunting, terrifying and thought-provoking and with lots of twists and turns (and a clever change of focus in between), Hellbound maybe not have Squid games Shock worthy, but his gripping narrative and his captivating visions are still tough.
HIGHTOWN (TVNZ ONDEMAND)
Eight-part, Cape Cod-based US crime drama about National Marine Fisheries Service agent Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund), whose free life is mixed up when she discovers a corpse on the beach and is convinced that it is up to her to solve it the murder.
This brings her into contact with the aggressive and equally troubled Cape Cod Interagency Narcotics Unit Sergeant Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale). A second, ten-part season is currently running in America.
“The show has such a gift in Raymund as Quiñones that layers their roles so skillfully and convincingly that – without wanting to denigrate the rest, which is solidly entertaining – their scenes almost seem to come from an entirely different endeavor,” wrote The guards Lucy Manganese.
Hightown is now available to stream on TVNZ OnDemand.
TIN STAR: LIVERPOOL (NEON)
In the third – and apparently final – six-part season of this dark crime novel, the Worth family moves back to Great Britain from the Canadian Rockies to face “their threatening past”.
The secrets Jack (Tim Roth) and Angela (Genevieve O’Reilly) have kept for the past 20 years have the potential to threaten a group of dangerous criminals who still operate on Merseyside. Deadliest of them all could be Michael Ryan (Ian Hart), a fearless, resourceful, and astute businessman who does major redevelopment work in the city but also has strong ties to the area’s underworld.
“There’s a lot to enjoy on the show, even when it’s the silliest,” wrote The guards Rebecca Nicholson. “It still looks great, whether in the crowded living room of a nursing home or in the brightly painted stairwell in the middle of a firefight.
Welcome to Earth is now available to streamed on Disney +
WELCOME TO EARTH (DISNEY +)
A strange rock The duo Will Smith and Darren Aronofsky meet again for this six-part series in which the former embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to explore the greatest wonders of our planet and uncover its most hidden secrets.
Led by elite explorers, it comes up close with exciting spectacles, including volcanoes that roar in the silence and swarms of animals that seem to have heads of their own.
“Welcome to earth finds one of the greatest A-list stars humbled by what he sees, hears and feels, and the fact that Will Smith indulges in those experiences makes the show a fascinating watch, ”wrote Decision maker Joel Keller.
YELLOW JACKETS (NEON)
Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and our own Melanie Lynskey lead an impressive ensemble put together for this 10-part combination of survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama.
It is the story of a team of highly talented high school football players who must overcome many obstacles and hardships to survive a plane crash deep in the remote wilderness.
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson’s juicy premise turns out to be very kind of a Lost-meets-Mare from Easttown, through Now and then, Cruel summer and The wilderness, Lord of the flies-esque behavior is teased throughout the opening episode (with flair and no small boast of.) destroyer Karyn Kusama) as we also get to know each of the key members of the team, both in high school and today.
Fast moving and slow at the same time, Yellow jackets benefits from some intelligent castings between the younger and older versions of the characters. Add a moody soundtrack that includes classic pieces from Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, the Smashing Pumpkins and Inxs in the first part, and the result is an intriguing cocktail that could well become the talking point of early summer.