Simon Pegg stars in The Undeclared War directed by Peter Kosminsky

The Russian end of things is particularly captivating, both in the rare depictions of the operations in which Vadim becomes involved, and in the depictions of the social and political milieus in which they are set. As authentic as these depictions are, it’s hard not to be alarmed.

In the meantime, Khalique-Brown comes across as a great talent, remaining more than equal to the task as the script throws the kitchen sink at his character – everything from punishing family drama to a strained love life and even a descent on reminder. Good product.

Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space ★★★★
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Jeon Jong-seo (left) plays a young North Korean woman who moves south for the glittering opportunities promised by the economic reintegration of the two Koreas, only to find exploitation and brutality.Credit:Jung Jaegu/Netflix

Netflix always wins with its relentless stream of thought-provoking, ingeniously plotted, and action-packed Korean genre series. And, like the phenomenal success squid gamethis new crime adventure is driven by a palpable class consciousness and empathy for those left behind by South Korea’s economic miracle.

Based on the hit Spanish series Money theft (Netflix) and set in the near future, it stars Jeon Jong-seo as Song Jung-ho, a young North Korean woman who moves south for some of the sparkling opportunities promised by economic reintegration. of the two Koreas. What she finds instead is exploitation and brutality, and after forging her own bloody path, she is recruited by the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae), who assembles a colorful, albeit slightly volatile, for a very special heist.

It’s going to involve a raid on some big and shiny new monetary currency, and while it’s not embarrassing to say that things don’t go exactly as planned, it sometimes seems like the cunning Professor has indeed planned almost every imaginable eventualities. With drama driven by well-drawn characters gradually revealed, it quickly becomes addictive.

Chloe
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Erin Doherty in Chloe, Alice Seabright's taut psychological thriller.

Erin Doherty in Chloe, Alice Seabright’s taut psychological thriller.Credit:York Tilly

The crownErin Doherty creates a captivating and ambiguous character far removed from Princess Anne in this unusual six-part psychological thriller. Doherty is Becky Green, a woman leading a difficult and discontented life, whose long-lost school friend, Chloe, is found dead after trying to call her unexpectedly. Becky, with opaque motives, proves natural to deception, bonding with Chloe’s politician husband (Billy Howle) in a search for the truth. Series creator Alice Seabright deftly adjusts the balance of power and suspicion as the tension mounts.

What we do in the shadows
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Kayvan Novak (left) as Nandor the Relentless and Harvey Guillen as Guillermo in Season 4 of Jemaine Clement's deliciously crazy vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows.

Kayvan Novak (left) as Nandor the Relentless and Harvey Guillen as Guillermo in Season 4 of Jemaine Clement’s deliciously crazy vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows.Credit:Russ Martin

We might not have thought that Jemaine Clement’s brilliant vampire comedy could get any weirder. Then this new season arrived with the strange, childlike offspring of deceased energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) frolicking all over the place. The odd little creature adds a new element of delicious absurdity, but some things remain the same, like the wonderfully unflappable Laszlo (Matt Berry) taking it all in his stride with plenty of swearing and an unrestrained libido. Self-absorption still reigns and the results are still magical.

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Thrill, AMC+

There’s a wonderful VHS-era aesthetic and quirkiness to this dryly comedic new horror flick. It’s the 80s in Chicago, and stripper Angie (Caitlin Aase) dresses like she raided the wardrobe of Desperately looking for Susan. She trades disagreements with the uptight Sally (Shaina Schrooten), who pickets in the peep joint with judged evangelical zeal. When the biblical apocalypse arrives, they find themselves trapped in a filthy peepshow booth fighting for survival against hell-spawned horrors and perhaps learning to respect each other. Very funny.

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Beavis and Butt-head make the universe
Paramount+

Mike Judge’s greatest creations return in vintage form in this unique new film. It’s 1998, and a series of unlikely events involving a space shuttle and a rift in the space-time continuum transport our slow-witted, sex-obsessed teenage heroes to the year 2022. writer Lewis Morton (Futurama, Veep) keeps the humor as childish as ever, and the satire of American society just as insightful—notably on a college campus with a college bookstore primarily devoted to sports team wares. Pleasant.

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