Happy New Year! Premieres remain a little slow during the holiday season, but you can always count on Netflix to keep you afloat with new content.
For Show Snob's premiere review this week, we talk about two new TV show released. Below are the top shows that have been released recently or are still airing.
- Bookie (MAX): All episodes streaming.
- Fargo (Hulu)
- A Murder at the End of the World (Hulu): All episodes streaming.
- Julia (MAX): All episodes streaming.
- The Crown (Netflix)
- Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Apple TV+)
- For All Mankind (Apple TV+)
- Beacon 23 (MGM+): All episodes streaming.
- Invincible (Amazon Prime Video)
- The Culprits (Hulu): All episodes streaming.
- Jack Reacher (Amazon Prime Video)
- Los Farad (Amazon Prime Video) Yu Yu Hakusho (Netflix)
If you are a fan of Money Heist, and who isn't, you can't help but watch anything in the Money Heist universe. Berlin is the story of the character Berlin from Money Heist, the Professor's brutal, outlandish, and sick (physically and mentally) brother.
In Spanish, Berlin is not Berlin's origin story but predates Money Heist in what Berlin calls, his Golden Age. In this show, he organizes a gang of young criminals to steal the most expensive jewels in France.
Alas, he also falls in love with the wife of the museum's manager during their brief stay in Paris. Berlin is right out of Money Heist's playbook.
There are sexy, young criminals, complex plans, last-minute improvisations, a few good laughs, sexual tension, and extreme suspense, as they almost get caught multiple times. The show is pretty good but also a little cheesy and silly surrounding the love affair and how it impacts the job.
Berlin - Watch if you like Money Heist, Wait and See if you haven't seen Money Heist.
Fool Me Once (Netflix)
Yet another Harlan Coben conversion to the small screen. Coben wrote 36 books (and is still writing them).
I am not sure how many Netflix has converted, but there are several. The most recent before Fool was Shelter, which debuted last fall.
Fool Me Once stars Michelle Keegan (Brassic) and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous). With the exception of Shelter, which was US based, most series take place in Europe, some in English, some not, and they have a pretty standard format.
A seemingly nice, normal, sometimes rich sometimes not, family is disrupted by a murder or some sort of violence. The violence stems from a historical family secret.
These incidents then start a race. Parts of the family are trying to figure out the secret and solve the crime.
Other parts of the family are trying to cover it up and keep the secret hidden. As you might imagine, the secret is going to come out but maybe not before more people get hurt while the viewer gets caught up in three or four twists and turns.
Fool Me Once is no different. Keegan is an ex-military, disgraced helicopter pilot married to a rich corporate executive. In a very short amount of time, her sister and husband (who work together) are murdered.
Keegan investigates outside the police investigation, while the mother-in-law is keeping some secret. There are several "is he really dead?" moments mixed with frustrating decisions by the key characters.
Fool Me Once is a standard British crime drama. It is just North of mediocre and just South of very good.
It will all depend on the final twist.
Fool Me Once - Wait and See.
Which of the following shows that we mentioned have you watched? Let us know in the comments below!