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Andrea Maderna

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iZombie: Season 2
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2016-06-09T07:12:15Z— updated 2017-12-15T09:13:47Z

The longer season makes the overarching story feel a bit streched at times, but it remains really solid and the single episodes are almost always quite brilliant, so who cares? Plus, the last four or five episodes are really great, with a gripping crescendo and a closing cliffhanger that promises a more ambitious third season and the will to keep things fresh by shaking up the status quo. Thumbs up.

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Master of None: Season 1

What a beautiful, funny, deep but always light show.

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Killing Eve: Season 1

Incredibly well written and acted, it's got an amazing way of subverting cliches and expectations and it's so good at balacing laughs, tension, drama, emotion.

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Big Mouth: Season 1

A lovely series, that talks about puberty in a smart and fun way.

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Rick and Morty: Season 1

This is really amazingly stupid.

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You're the Worst: Season 3

A couple of episodes are a bit flat but honestly that's nitpicking. The main themes of depression, loss, and love troubles are all incredibly well written and thought out, the supporting cast is much more explored than in the past (and with two great episodes devoted to them) and the last four episodes are amazing. Plus, a full episode made only of tracking shots, and not just for showing off, but with great depth in terms of storytelling. If you're not watching this, I can't even... whatever, fuck off.

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Penny Dreadful: Season 3

The first few episodes are honestly sub par, but then the season takes off and gives us a great finale for one of the best series in the last few years.

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BoJack Horseman: Season 4

The usual Bojack: sometimes it's great, sometimes it's decent, sometimes it's amazing.

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Into the Badlands: Season 2

As usual, more episodes mean more diluted storyline. Also, the whole setup of the finale battle and Sunny's behaviour in that situation are quite stupid. That being said, there's still fun to be had from Marton Csokas and Emily Beecham hamming it up, Daniel Wu and Cung Le jumping around, the nice fighting scenes and the whole bizarre mithology. Plus, Nick Frost.

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Orange Is the New Black: Season 4

Fuck House of Cards and all the other Netflix series, this is the one. And this season, jesus, is more amazing, deep, tense and moving than ever. Wow.

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Love: Season 2

A really good second season, that doesn't betray the ideas and the setup by falling into the "will they or will they not?" formula. Instead, it works on telling how a love story between two troubled and fundamentally human persons can evolve. Really, really nice.

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Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1

Great themes, amazing sense of place, wonderful use of the soundtrack, very nice ideas and some beautiful moments, but also the usual Marvel/Netflix issue: this shit is too long, it would benefit sooo much from shorter seasons and less fucking around.

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Fleabag: Season 1

Yep, still amazing, even as a rewatch.

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The Americans: Season 6

Talk about going out with a bang. This is an amazing season with one of the best finales ever. Wow.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1

It takes two or three episodes to get the rhythm but by then the series becomes amazing. Great writing, ambitious direction, a very good cast, nice themes and an actually marvelous actress.

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Suburra: Season 1

Michele Placido's direction for the first two episodes is really bad and the older actors are made of pure wood, but if you can tolerate that you will get a pretty good crime drama, quite engaging when it's about the younger characters (which, fortunately, is most of the time).

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Preacher: Season 2

Even better than season one. The level of not giving a fuck and doing whatever it wants is amazing.

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BoJack Horseman: Season 1

The last two episodes are amazing but for some reason I expected the whole season to be on that level. But still, it's fun and smart.

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Castlevania: Season 1

Visually it goes from some nice things (mainly in the backgrounds department) to some awful stuff (mainly the characters). The writing is a bit clunky and pretentious, but at the same time the adaptation from the games is well made. It needs a little less silly monologues and a bit more action, possibly with a bigger budget, but the last two episodes show some potential. I kinda think that from season two it could be fun.

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The Man in the High Castle: Season 2

Season 2 feels like the engine has been started and there's less preoccupation with the world building that occupied most of season 1. There are some nice storylines, pretty emotional stuff and a sense of hope against the feeling of impending doom that makes everything nicer to watch. I still have trouble with most of the young actors, but the rest of the cast is quite good.

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Transparent: Season 3

How the fuck does this get better and better every year?

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Lovesick: Season 2

At times the humour falls a bit flat and I'm not sure that the longer season was a good idea, but overall it's still lots of fun. The "timeline" plot device is kinda confusing but also really fascinating and the whole drama element works beautifully, with great character development.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2

It's different enough from the main series to be interesting, even though themes are obviously similar and also in terms of structure it doesn't go very far from it. Some missteps, but also a bunch of really good moments.

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Fleabag: Season 1

Funny, poignant and deep. Another great TV show from the "30 minutes area".

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Mindhunter: Season 2
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2019-08-28T07:46:06Z— updated 2019-09-29T18:37:01Z

The first half of the season is out of this world, then it loses some momentum (maybe because of the changes on the director's chair) but it's still really, really good. The private life stuff and the way it intersects with work is good, even though sometimes it feels a bit forced/tacked on. The interviews and the investigations are amazing as usual and the Wayne case is treated very well. It also manages to reflect on various issues that are still quite relevant today in a smart way. Overall, though, I have to say that I may be a little biased because I have a young daughter and a whole season 90% based on kids being murdered and/or having issues is quite affecting to me.

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6

A good season, with some great moments, but also some not so great ones, and an almost beautiful ending. It would be nice, though, if death meant something in this show. Also, maybe the Whedon family uses the whole "person possessed by god-like being" thing a bit too much.

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Fleabag: Season 2

So, yeah, it's possible to get better with the second album, even if the first one was a masterpiece.

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Hilda: Season 1

Visually great, incredibly cute and emotional, smart, well written and amazingly imaginative. My daughter adores it, after watching it we bought the comic book and it's a constant re-read.

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iZombie: Season 3

I'm amazed at how this stays consistently good. The procedural part, the overall storyline, everything's really great. Plus, the will to reinvent everything and scramble the status quo every single year keeps it fresh. A great show.

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GLOW: Season 2

A couple of episodes to get the engines running and then simply one of the best seasons of television ever. Much better than the already great season 1. Netflix was finally able to make something comparable to Orange is the New Black.

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