Metacritic listed “Game of Thrones“, “Stranger Things“, “Westworld” and “Narcos” were some works that both critics and audiences felt satisfied.
Season 6 revealed many events to prepare for the end of the film series 18+, including the thân thế of the main character Jon Snow. He was not the descendant of Eddard Stark, she was the bastard of the prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark – Eddard’s younger sister. The plot gradually aimed to an alliance between Jon Snow and his aunt – Daenerys Targaryen – the female leader dragging to the Westeros continent.
Launched in mid-July, Stranger Things became the blockbuster film thanks to the thrilling and surprising content. The boy Will Byers suddenly disappeared after a night making the whole town worried. On the way to find Byers, his three friends witnessed many mysterious supernatural phenomena. The film series conveyed the echoes of the classic works in 1980s such as E.T and Close Encounters of Third Kind.
Mr. Robot was USA telefilm unveiling the mysterious world of the technology heroes. The story revolved around Elliot, a security staff in the daytime and a genius hacker at night. He disgusted mass products and participated in the fight against a powerful corporation. Thanks to spending time to research, the producer Sam Esmail got the multidimensional and realistic point of view about hackers. The excellent performance of the actor Rami Malek in the leading role was also honored with Emmy Award for “the outstanding leading actor in psychological film”.
Launched from the date of October 2, 2016, Westworld was the big project of HBO with the ambition replacing Game of Thrones in the future. According to Hollywood Reporter, the budget of this film series was up to $100 millions, the funding of which for the first episode was $20 millions. The content was about a giant amusement park adapted from the Far West, where the visitors could shoot and have sex with the robots. The first season ended with a bloody feast, marked the rebellion of the robots to overthrow humans.
At Emmy Award this year, The People v. OJ. Simpson surprisingly gained a great victory with 9 awards, 3 times more than the blockbuster series Game of Thrones. The film series revolved around the famous case in 1994 when the star O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife and her friend. The film also created dramas and showed the little-known facts. Both of the leading actors – Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson were honored with Emmy Award
The film series showed the unique point of view on the Cold War through the life of two KGB spies impersionating as husband and wife in America. Russians in The Americans were not the cold enemies as described by Hollywood. Instead, they were portrayed with many very ordinary concerns.
After the first two seasons aired on Channel 4 in English, the third season of Black Mirror was produced by Netflix. The film series reflected unpredictable consequences
when technology developed rapidly. The first episode of the season 3 showed the future social prospect when people were too dependent on the social network. The critic Jeff Korbelik of The Lincoln Journal Star praised the stories in the season 3 more dramatic than the two previous seasons.
The film series Narcos were based on the true story about drug baron Pablo Escobar. Born in 1949, Escobar stepped up to the peak in the 1980s and manipulated a giant drug operation. He was shot dead by a Colombian intelligence in 1993. The second season of Narcos was more attractive than the first season when describing the double-faced life of Escobar. Outwardly, he was a philanthropist, regularly raised money for the public, but in fact he was a ruthless killer to protect his empire.
Better Call Saul’s story was the prequel of the classic film series Breaking Bad, focused on the past of the lawyer Saul Goodman. Compared to Breaking Bad, the new film series were more comical and satirical. Both seasons of Better Call Saul were rated up to 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. On Slant Magazine magazine, the writer Chuck Bowen praised: “Every moment of the film are condensed, leading to the next plot with unexpected precision and keen handling”.
The Crown told about the primary stage in the process of being in power of the England Queen Elizabeth II. The series were considered as the “blockbuster” and had a budget up to 100 millions pounds. The manufacturer Netflix also invited Peter Morgan – the screenwriter of the famous film The Queen (2006) – to write the script for the new film series. Launched in November of this year, The Crown met the expectations of the fans with the clear and attractive content as well as the superb acting of the cast. The Crown received the Golden Globe Award nomination for “the outstanding drama series” beside the big rivals such as Game of Thrones, Westworld.