If you enjoyed the K-drama Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, you might enjoy this upcoming series that will be available for streaming on Netflix this month. Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.
Lately I’ve been watching a lot of sci-fi content so I decided to rest my overworked brain and go for something light. Suddenly I craved for a fun romantic comedy that doesn’t demand much from my brain cells, like the stellar Lost in Space (review soon!) and my catch-up of all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And just when I needed something to warm my cold heart during the rainy season, Set It Up was made available on the streaming platform. It was just what I needed.
Technology has become so ingrained in our daily lives that there are people who use it to stalk and manipulate others. This concept is what drives You, an upcoming Netflix series starring Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley and Pretty Little Liars‘ Shay Mitchell.
I grew up watching the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (later shortened to Queer Eye), a fun reality show that followed five gay guys as they gave makeovers to clueless straight men. So when it was announced that Netflix was rebooting it, I thought they were going to keep the light-hearted spirit of the original. What I got was so much more. Netflix’s Queer Eye was heartfelt and empowering, and I found myself crying in many of the episodes.
Sometimes, people get so invested in a TV show that it would break their hearts when it would be canceled. That’s certainly what happened when Netflix pulled the plug on Sense8, one of its original shows, without explanation or a clean finale. The reaction has been so intense with an outpouring of signatures on a Renew Sense8 website and petition. Because of this, Netflix is bringing the show back… for a two-hour finale that will be available starting tomorrow.
9. The Greatest Showman (Michael Gracey, 2017)
The Greatest Showman tells the story of PT Barnum, the real-life showman who promoted hoaxes in the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The film blatantly glosses over the dark side of Barnum (like exploiting minorities and showing hoaxes) but it offers a dazzling look into show business with excellent performances from Hugh Jackman as Barnum, Zac Efron as his partner Phillip Carlyle, and Zendaya as the acrobat Anne Wheeler. The songs are well-written and catchy as hell, and I listened to the soundtrack for weeks after I saw it.
One of my favorite characters from The Lego Movie is Princess Unikitty, a cute unicorn-kitten hybrid brimming with positivity. Now, I can be just as happy because she’s getting her own TV show!
Deception begins with an intriguing start: we are introduced to Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott), a superstar illusionist who describes what magic is. He goes on a monologue about how magic is an illusion while doing card tricks (that work). While his speech may be something we’ve heard before, I was drawn in because of his charisma and the show’s promising story: he works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and uses his tricks to help solve cases.