Haseen Dillruba: A Pulpy Hindi-Language Thriller

By Courtney Thomas Score: 5/10  Sure, it’s a little melodramatic, and it could have been shorter, but the Hindi-language Netflix movie Haseen Dillruba (trans. Beautiful Beloved) delivers as a romantic, crime-ridden thrill ride. Like the pulpy crime novels with which its heroine is obsessed, the movie is concerned with its own ability to shock, andContinue reading “Haseen Dillruba: A Pulpy Hindi-Language Thriller”

Biohackers: Season 2 Showcases the Power of the Wealthy

By Sorenya Miller Score: 7.5/10  Have you seen the 2011 film Unknown, starring Liam Neeson? If you have, then you might notice some similarities between it and Biohackers Season 2. After the conclusion of Season 1, where Mia and Lorenz are kidnapped, Season 2 starts with Mia waking up to a new reality. In thisContinue reading “Biohackers: Season 2 Showcases the Power of the Wealthy”

The Witcher: An Entertaining Fantasy Show that is Lacking in Storytelling Ability

By Olivia Snyder, Co-Editor Score: 6.5/10 At long last, after writing for The Second Stylus blog for almost a year, I finally watched the notable Witcher Netflix series that fuels much of the content of our partner blog, The Path. I’ll be honest: I had absolutely zero knowledge about anything Witcher-related before starting the show.Continue reading “The Witcher: An Entertaining Fantasy Show that is Lacking in Storytelling Ability”

Biohackers: How Far Will People Go in the Name of Science?

By Sorenya Miller Score: 7.5/10 In the name of science or “changing the world,” people will do all kinds of crazy and unethical things. Biohackers certainly proves that notion. The German Sci-fi thriller follows Mia, a university student on a quest to uncover the truth about her brother and parents’ death.  At the onset ofContinue reading “Biohackers: How Far Will People Go in the Name of Science?”

Castlevania Season 4 Has Fantastic Action and a Surprising Amount of Heart

Score: 7/10 If you’d told me that I’d enjoy an American-made anime based on a critically acclaimed Japanese video game series about hunting vampires, I’d have been skeptical. This was one of those shows which I clicked into to escape the endless doom-scrolling through Netflix content – and now, I don’t regret it one bit.Continue reading “Castlevania Season 4 Has Fantastic Action and a Surprising Amount of Heart”

Beastars S2 Is Actually a Wholesome Show About Self-Acceptance

*Major spoilers for Beastars Season 2 ahead* Oh boy, here we go. Please bear with me as I try to untangle my thoughts about this show.  Season 2 of Beastars has plenty of fodder for analysis, given that it covers major ground in terms of plot due to the unveiling of Tem the alpaca’s murderer.Continue reading “Beastars S2 Is Actually a Wholesome Show About Self-Acceptance”

Invisible City: The Show That Was Invisible Until the End

By Sorenya Miller Score: 5/10 If you are not really paying attention to the screen while watching Invisible City, then you might fall asleep. The Brazilian fantasy slow-burn series will have you confused, but slightly intrigued. Invisible City centers around Eric (Marco Pigossi), an environmental police officer seeking to find out the untimely cause ofContinue reading “Invisible City: The Show That Was Invisible Until the End”

Never Have I Ever Season 2: Mindy Kaling’s Comedy Series is a Gift that Keeps on Giving

Score: 8/10 *Spoiler Alert: The following review contains mild spoilers for Never Have I Ever.* Ever since the first season of Never Have I Ever first dropped on Netflix in April of 2020, it’s been a smash hit with both teens and adults alike. Created by Mindy Kaling, a well-established name in the TV andContinue reading “Never Have I Ever Season 2: Mindy Kaling’s Comedy Series is a Gift that Keeps on Giving”

This Thing Called Superpowers and Life…I Am Definitely Not Okay With Netflix

By Sorenya Miller Score: 8/10 When I saw a girl running in the streets in bloody clothing, I just knew this show was about to be good. Plus, its co-creator was director Jonathan Entwistle, who also worked on The End of the F*cking World Netflix series. I noticed the similarities between the two shows andContinue reading “This Thing Called Superpowers and Life…I Am Definitely Not Okay With Netflix”

Beastars: Season 2 Continues the Intrigue

Score: 8/10 Beastars has always been kind of a sensation ever since its first season appeared on Netflix in March of 2020. While many were wary of the show for its first impressions and appearance – anime and furry characters on first glance seem like a perfect recipe for a slew of escapist and sexualContinue reading “Beastars: Season 2 Continues the Intrigue”