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Correct me if I’m wrong, because it’s trending as a success, my sister loved it (she was actually the one who recommended it), but I can’t see past 2 dudebros who wanted to write/direct the typical film school final project involving prostitutes and boobs and 40% of screen time of men beating women, “but it’s tasteful and necessary to the script, and who decided it would be edgy and groundbreaking because they overheard some of their cinema idols repeating to exhaustion “show, don’t tell”, and thought: “dude! Dude! Let’s break paradigms. Let’s subvert the convention. Let’s... TELL all and show nothing! Except for boobs and women being beaten up and the boobs of women beaten up to disfigurement, this we’re going to show a lot.”

The script per se is very, very weak. A “mystery” with no stakes and very predictable turning points. Every episode (of a total of 8) starts with a 30 second scene, followed by 50 min of a character narrating his or her background. There’s so much exposition that at some point a character is explaining to 2 other characters a scene that was JUST NARRATED by someone else, where these 2 characters WERE PRESENT. Like: “it was this scheme that this guy was running. And then one day, something went wrong”. Mate! They were there, with you! They saw everything, with you! What are you on about?

Also it’s insulting to anyone’s intelligence. The forensic and ballistic sloppy “loopholes”, the characters’ decisions, the lazy narrative patches (eg: a “big revelation” comes from a small character written into the show just to provide some evidence, which is a print photo he took at the stripclub whilst sitting in the front row, totally unbothered by security, dancers, etc, of a show where 2 dancers were masked and the grand finale - of a strip show, may I remind you - was they took off the masks).

I suppose that at this day an age for something so bad to be approved, they need at least to give some “strong, non-prostitute roles” to females, and indeed there are 2 female detectives, one of whom is a lesbian. At least she’s a Rachel Maddow type, not a “porn lesbian”, but the only way we know she’s a lesbian is because her partner is always with her. She has no function in the story whatsoever (and no lines either), but to be the “lesbian partner of the lesbian character”. But there is absolutely nothing special about them. The other detective, of course, is only moved by her childhood trauma, all this cheesy background that male characters never need. Other females are either prostitutes, mothers ot, wait for it, nuns. Right in the year when San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain (same country of The Innocent) eliminated “best male actor and best female actor” awards in favor of a gEnDeR nEuTrAL single award. Would be great, if women’s roles weren’t still “the prostitute”, “the saint” or “the breeder”.

And I haven’t even mentioned the bizarre “Jeffrey Epstein” moments.

Would be interesting to hear from others who’ve seen this series. I’m in honest awe that it’s 2021 (2nd half) and this is the kind of show that is being produced and is trending.

Correct me if I’m wrong, because it’s trending as a success, my sister loved it (she was actually the one who recommended it), but I can’t see past 2 dudebros who wanted to write/direct the typical film school final project involving prostitutes and boobs and 40% of screen time of men beating women, “but it’s tasteful and necessary to the script, and who decided it would be edgy and groundbreaking because they overheard some of their cinema idols repeating to exhaustion “show, don’t tell”, and thought: “dude! Dude! Let’s break paradigms. Let’s subvert the convention. Let’s... TELL all and show nothing! Except for boobs and women being beaten up and the boobs of women beaten up to disfigurement, this we’re going to show a lot.” The script per se is very, very weak. A “mystery” with no stakes and very predictable turning points. Every episode (of a total of 8) starts with a 30 second scene, followed by 50 min of a character narrating his or her background. There’s so much exposition that at some point a character is explaining to 2 other characters a scene that was JUST NARRATED by someone else, where these 2 characters WERE PRESENT. Like: “it was this scheme that this guy was running. And then one day, something went wrong”. Mate! They were there, with you! They saw everything, with you! What are you on about? Also it’s insulting to anyone’s intelligence. The forensic and ballistic sloppy “loopholes”, the characters’ decisions, the lazy narrative patches (eg: a “big revelation” comes from a small character written into the show just to provide some evidence, which is a print photo he took at the stripclub whilst sitting in the front row, totally unbothered by security, dancers, etc, of a show where 2 dancers were masked and the grand finale - of a strip show, may I remind you - was they took off the masks). I suppose that at this day an age for something so bad to be approved, they need at least to give some “strong, non-prostitute roles” to females, and indeed there are 2 female detectives, one of whom is a lesbian. At least she’s a Rachel Maddow type, not a “porn lesbian”, but the only way we know she’s a lesbian is because her partner is always with her. She has no function in the story whatsoever (and no lines either), but to be the “lesbian partner of the lesbian character”. But there is absolutely nothing special about them. The other detective, of course, is only moved by her childhood trauma, all this cheesy background that male characters never need. Other females are either prostitutes, mothers ot, wait for it, nuns. Right in the year when San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain (same country of The Innocent) eliminated “best male actor and best female actor” awards in favor of a gEnDeR nEuTrAL single award. Would be great, if women’s roles weren’t still “the prostitute”, “the saint” or “the breeder”. And I haven’t even mentioned the bizarre “Jeffrey Epstein” moments. Would be interesting to hear from others who’ve seen this series. I’m in honest awe that it’s 2021 (2nd half) and this is the kind of show that is being produced and is trending.

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[–] Lysiena 3 points (+3|-0)

Haven't seen it, but ...

And I haven’t even mentioned the bizarre “Jeffrey Epstein” moments.

The ... what? O.o

[–] Jade [OP] 8 points (+8|-0)

“Orgies with minors”. They obviously don’t show any sex or sexual scenes, but they show the girls all dressed up as even younger girls (in a costume uniform), with dead eyes, it a very, very creepy way. And then of course some more graphic violence.

[–] Lysiena 8 points (+8|-0)

Ew.

Isn't it weird and not at all predictable how all this groundbreaking graphic violence is usually against women? I mean, how many movies/shows exist where women hunt down rapists and graphically cut off their dicks? Or does that somehow cross the line of what kind of violence is okay to show on TV?

[–] notyourfetish 7 points (+7|-0)

Yeah. I'll never understand women who defend the blatant rape porn on Game of Thrones. Like, ever.

[–] proudcatlady 3 points (+3|-0)

They had movies like this in the 80s I think. It was a type of exploitation film. “I Spit on Your Grave” comes to mind. Critics didn’t like it. They thought it was “too violent” and that “no one wins” instead of seeing it as a story of female empowerment.