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Stream or skip: ‘Guest House’ on Netflix, a 2020 Pauly Shore vehicle that went to 1989 for its own good

Stream or skip: ‘Vir Das: Outside Inside – The Lockdown Special’ on Netflix to bring its global fans together via Zoom

Stream or skip ‘The War With Grandpa’ on VOD, another Robert De Niro comedy nightmare

Stream or Skip: ‘Blackbird’ On Demand, an end-of-life drama starring Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet & A Stacked Ensemble

Stream or skip: ‘Little Ax: Education’ on Amazon Prime, Steve McQueen’s portrait of a school system that has failed its students

Stream or skip ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Butt’ on Netflix, the last (and best) performance of Chadwick Boseman

Stream or skip: “The Big Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt” on Amazon Prime Video, where the boys in Madagascar are looking for buried treasure

Stream or Skip It: “Giving Voice” on Netflix Restores Your Confidence in Children Today

Stream or Skip: ‘Midnight Family’ on HBO Max, Chronicle of the Nightly Adventures of a Private Ambulance Crew in Mexico City

Stream or skip: ‘Anitta: Made In Honorio’ on Netflix, an American introduction to a global star

Stream or skip: “Break It All: The History of Rock in Latin America” ​​on Netflix, a boisterous look at the global reach of a generational sound

Stream or skip: ‘The Secret Garden’ on Hulu, a visually pumped up version of an oft-told classic story

Stream or skip: ‘Ammonite’ on VOD, in which Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan fall in love on the ugliest beach in the world

“The Craft: Legacy” has a bi-coming out scene that I wish I had seen as a teenager

The season two finale of ‘The Mandalorian’ gave me the ‘Star Wars’ women warrior action I’ve been waiting for all my life

‘Austen Kroll from Southern Charm leads us through his whirlwind week of rumors and red wine (“a lot” of red wine)

Stream or Skip: ‘On Pointe’ On Disney, a docuserie about the school of American ballet

Stream or Skip: ‘The Stand’ on CBS All Access, a new miniseries based on Stephen King’s pandemic novel

The structure of Sweet Home, based on a comic book of the same name by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan, is more or less the same as many of the post-apocalyptic shows we’ve seen in recent years and we’re introduced to a group of different personalities who all have their own struggles in their lives and then the zombies or monsters or other mutant life forms appear that threaten the rest of humanity. Then these strangers have to band together and figure out how to survive. How will this be different?

Opening shot: “SEPTEMBER 2020In a snowstorm, military personnel run to a scene in which monsters have attacked. However, a person who stumbles out is human. But while the officers are shooting, bullets only seem to ricochet off of him a story about us trying to find a reason to live in a world where it is harder than just surviving ”

The Gist: August 2020 Cha Hyun-soo (Song Kang) moves into the Green Houses, a run-down apartment complex He only has a few items of clothing and his computer He is severely depressed and hardly scared when a shard of metal passes by his head, because he was thrown up by the guard’s weed hunter

He is about to jump off the roof when he sees a beautiful girl nearby who is practicing ballet Her name is Lee Eun-yoo (Go Min-si) and she is not as innocent as she looks, as we see when she curses and lights cigarettes with the filters bitten off August “Suicide” on his cell phone, the same day he receives an invitation to preview a video game. He leaves his apartment when he receives a text about a package and sees a long hand digging his neighbor’s cat a voice that says, “I’m hungry!” His neighbor tries to get in, but Hyun-soo asks to see her arms The bloodthirsty monster goes and hurls himself at the door of his upstairs neighbor, bassist Yoon Ji-soo (Park Gyu-young)

In another apartment, Pyeon Sang-wook (Lee Jin-wook) is eating ramen and watching TV while more or less torturing a man he’s wrapped in duct tape. Before the monster rushes to their door, Ji discuss -soo (Park Gyu-young) and teacher Jung Jae-hun (Kim Nam-hee) awkwardly a neighbor who is still traumatized by the death of their son

Lee Eun-hyeok (Lee Do-hyun), Eun-yoo’s brother, is going to work when he realizes the lights are going out. As he comes downstairs, the lobby shopkeepers stir to open the gate Eun-hyeok asks a neighbor, the fireman Seo Yi-keyung (Lee Si-young), what exactly is happening, but she doesn’t know

When cell phones aren’t working, she turns to a landline in the security guard’s office If this line says that there is an emergency situation, it arouses their suspicions and they will be confirmed when people in the lobby see some kind of monster that has turned into a monster, with an elongated body and limbs, shooting out a long tongue and capture one of the people in the lobby Yi-keyung is grabbed by the monster, but Eun-hyeok rescues her Then they discover that the city has been overrun by monsters of all kinds, all looking for people to consume p>

Our Opinion: In this iteration of the post-apocalyptic survival series, people are trapped in the dingy Green Houses that appear to house people who are running away from something or showing some sort of desperation or longing that will likely get into the plot of the first Incorporate a ten-episode season in which people show up, others are astute and just for themselves, and still others go both ways depending on the situation, and we’re pretty sure the monsters will pick these people up over the course of the season. p>

Of course, the other difference is that instead of zombies we have different monsters that look crazy to say the least.We are not sure how the population of these people becomes these monsters they wake up to as a version of the monster they are killed when they are killed? Or are they turning into something else? The question of how these monsters actually invaded humanity is likely never to be answered, but that’s not as important as the survival story

Because of the size of this story, writers Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min, and Park So-jung found it difficult to focus on which storylines to follow. As Hyun-soo broods in his apartment, Yi- keyung and Eun-hyeok in the lobby against the monster who seems put off by simple things like a fire extinguisher and weak metal shutters as the episodes progress, they will find out who are the best characters to follow

Farewell shot: Hyun-soo looks out the window of his apartment and sees the monsters that have overrun the city. Then his nose begins to bleed profusely, one of the first signs of someone infected with this plague

Sleeper Star: We didn’t meet Lee Si-young as Fireman Seo Yi-kyeong until the end of the episode, but she’s a main character and she seems like one of the toughest people in the building

Most Pilot-y Line: We hope that the monsters’ CGI will get a little better We understand that twirling them around in a jerky way is more scary, but it still sometimes reminds us of stop-action movies rather than CGI

Our Appeal: STREAM IT Despite its shortcomings and a premise we saw earlier, Sweet Home is differentiated by its surroundings and its monsters, we shall see if the drama between the survivors will watch us

Joel Keller (@joelkeller) writes about food, entertainment, parenting, and tech, but he’s no fooling himself: He’s a TV junkie His writing was published in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, RollingStonecom, VanityFaircom, Fast Company and elsewhere

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World News – CA – Stream or skip it: “Sweet Home” on Netflix, where residents of a dingy apartment building hide from bloodthirsty monsters