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Netflix: 3 cool and easy-going series to discover tonight



Fans of series and films know it better than anyone: in a few years, Netflix has succeeded in establishing itself as an almost essential player in the world of streaming.

Between its often successful original creations and numerous acquisitions, the SVoD service is the undisputed market leader. Each week, we therefore try to guide you to the best of its offer.

This Wednesday, focus on The Good Cop, The Innocents and Lost in Space, three series that you might like.

What series to see or review on Neflix tonight?

A good crime comedy: The Good Cop

The series in brief

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In this adaptation of the Israeli series Hashoter Hanov, Tony Caruso Jr. is too honest a New York police lieutenant for his own good. His father, Tony Caruso Sr. is almost the exact opposite.

Former rogue cop, he was sentenced to several years in prison for corruption and has just come out of the box. Forced to move in with his son, he bombards him with advice and absolutely wants him to benefit from his supposed knowledge.

Our quick review

The Good Cop was not really part of the series we expected on Netflix. His exit had aroused polite indifference in the halls of the editorial staff.

However, having (almost) exhausted our stock of programs to watch, we launched an episode, just to see. Pleasant surprise, we spend real good times in front of this unpretentious comedy.

The actors are up to par, the humor works well and the plot is rhythmic. Of course, the script does not always shine with its originality and the outcome of police investigations is often predictable.

The characters are endearing, but also often stereotypical and locked into easy clichés. However, one should not be too rigorous The Good Cop. Combining the comedic with a more dramatic backdrop, this is an alluring series worth checking out.

  • Here’s a look at the series:

A gripping fantasy series: The Innocents

The series in brief

Harry and June are in love and decide to run away to live their romance. But very quickly, an astonishing discovery prompts them to revise their plans: June has the ability to transform. As the lovebirds try their best to control this new power, a meeting will call everything into question.

A mysterious man announces to the young woman that she is not an isolated case, others have received this “gift”. If she agrees to accompany him, he promises to treat her and introduce her to his biological mother. Follow him or make his own way with Harry? A difficult choice is then offered to the young woman.

Our quick review

Hard to know what to expect before you start The Innocents. Teen drama classic without much relief or fantastic series that has more to offer? Imagine that after one or two break-in episodes, the show stands out as a great discovery.

The scenario is rather well worked out and less common than it seems. The plot is on hold and its twists are quite believable. The show doesn’t take too many shortcuts and doesn’t even spoil a slew of inconsistencies.

There is action, suspense and enough twists and turns to hook the viewer from start to finish. The superb Nordic landscapes perfectly match the atmosphere of The Innocents and we also appreciate the careful realization.

Some may regret the uneven playing quality of the actors, but that’s not a sufficient reason not to watch this good series.

  • Watch this trailer to get your own idea:

An Sci-Fi Drama: Lost in Space

The series in brief

In 2046, it became difficult to live on Earth after a giant asteroid crashed on our poor planet. The members of the Robinson family are (finally) selected to leave the blue planet and go to Proxima Centauri B, with the 24th wave of settlers.

Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned. Damage forces them to land on an unknown and hostile planet where they are greeted by a mysterious alien robot. To survive, they will have to compete in mischief and forge alliances with sometimes unexpected partners.

Our quick review

Not the series of the century, but a space opéra sympathetic. If we had to sum up Lost in space in one sentence, that’s what would stand out. The scenario has some obvious flaws, it’s true. Difficult to ignore some inconsistencies.

The dialogues are also sometimes a bit caricature. But the series has qualities and it’s not the turnip that some are talking about. Visually, for example, it’s a great success.

Space exploration is fun to follow and the special effects very well done. If you are looking for family entertainment with no big pretenses, Lost in space will do. The series is not taken head and it will not fail to captivate some.

Okay, you often have to put your rationality aside to really appreciate the twists and turns. But let’s not forget that it’s sci-fi, so the earth’s physical and biological laws don’t necessarily apply elsewhere in the universe …

If you manage to exceed your a priori, you should even have a good time. With all due respect to the most critical, everything is therefore not to be thrown in Lost in space, on the contrary.

  • Discover the trailer from the first season below:

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