2021 is in full swing, and people are tired of sitting at home. Someone has reviewed all the films, someone is already tired of betting at https://22bet.co.tz/, and someone has re-read all the books in their home library and is dying of boredom. That is why it is time to remember the TV series released in 2020, about which little has been said.
“I May Destroy You” is a series that has been treated kindly by Western critics, but has not been given due attention, to the most pressing topic of recent years, about the #metoo movement and the experience of sexual violence. Actually, Michaela Coel, the creator of the series, for whom “I may destroy you” became, obviously, a personal project, also faced him. The series alternates genres and themes: it becomes a dramedy about the life of a black girl in a modern metropolis, a discourse on fame and status, an honest melodrama about the era of dating apps, and, finally, a rethinking of the rape and revenge genre of films.
One of the best British TV series of the past year would have gone unnoticed if Netflix hadn’t taken it under its wing. “Giri / Hadzi” is a surprisingly successful mix of genres: here you have a detective story, a family drama, a tense thriller with well-choreographed action sequences, and even a teenage story of growing up. All this is neatly broken down into 8-hour episodes with an intriguing plot: a Tokyo detective is sent to London to bring back his younger brother, who, as it turns out, faked his own death.
Little America is both one of the best and one of the most underrated Apple TV + projects. The poetic title hides an anthology of adaptations of real emigre stories: a Nigerian student falls in love with cowboy culture, a 12-year-old boy starts running a family motel when his parents were deported to India, and so on. The creators do not go into criticism of the current immigration policy of the United States, but only talk about the real emigrant experience – honestly and from the bottom of their hearts.