Another Life series on Netflix. I haven’t watched such a weak series for a long time. And I don’t even remember such a bad sf series.
Serial Another Life – rainbow and colorful
I especially start with this element. This is due to my two wishes for clarification. Explanations and basically simultaneous reference to the allegations about the LGBT direction in which Netflix is flowing. At the same time, it is related to my views on this subject. Maybe I will not mention everything, but simply in relation to the film market and what I like or not as a viewer.
Series Another Life it is steeped in LGBT elements. It makes no sense to point what exactly is or is not in this series. The word is steeped in a good word. Be warned that this word does not imply that something is good or bad. Just like the word LGBT, it doesn’t mean anything like that. I am an open person and I really don’t care about many things (such as who sleeps with whom, so that it is not child abuse and it is not related to violence. How do adults decide to do something voluntarily – what do I do? happiness).
I only have a problem with LGBT and the rainbow as a symbol only that I have to point out, make it clear that my opinion is simply that of a prejudiced person. Strange times. Well, well.
I am also not a person who will go over the topic, avoid it because it is inconvenient and you can be exposed to criticism and accusation that you are, for example, a fascist.
And I am definitely not a person who will write that something is cool (even though it is not) just because these are the trends, requirements and expectations. No and period.
Sorry to have to deal with that, but I hope someone reads this entire article, this one film review and simply read it as a mere review (subjective but still) of a movie, series, actors. And nothing more.
Serial Another Life – LGBT and Netflix and the Polish point of view
Back to Netflix. I admire Netflix. Sincerely. For me personally, it’s a bigger reality creator than Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and other social media combined. Why? A short, malicious comment on Facebook, fake news and other dumpy social media activities have a strong impact, but a point-blank, short-term effect.
Netflix is a long-distance gamer. Movies or series will forever be in the libraries of the human species. These 200 twit characters or other events will evaporate in the mass of garbage. And what he created, financed by Netfliź, will remain forever. Exposed, admired, disrespected and commented on.
If my starting point is correct (I think it is), Netflix creates reality, creates ways of thinking, it can even be said that it is capable of carrying out a cultural revolution. And of all these VOD platforms, Netflix is a real giant.
Netflix has money and wants. Hardly anyone notices his various activities in different countries. In Poland, we like to relate to matters not knowing the entire map, information, image. And I am referring to our little yard. Just because Netflix introduces LGBT elements here and there doesn’t mean Netflix is LGBT. One movie in 100 should not distort the picture. It writes in general.
And now in detail. As I understand some mental shortcuts. Actor X played poorly in one film, the other. And he has the label of a weak actor. The problem is how this is the actor playing the LGBT role in the LGBT movie (mental shortcut). Then we have the translation that LGBT is crap. Several such films and we already have this „knowledge” fixed in us forever.
The LGBT is doing it wrong
LGBT is noisy, colorful, it pushes, it wants change already, for yesterday. It is bad for people who live in peace in their own slow-moving homelands. LGBT movements are not helped (because the audience is sensitive) by making movies to make movies and uploading LGBT for the sake of uploading LGBT. And (but I will write more about it) the series Another Life he is such a bad LGBT monster. A monster that generates bad associations (writes collectively based on opinions collected among my friends).
A bit on the other side, but to illustrate a certain problem. Some time ago in Germany there was a protest by LGBT actors because they have too few LGBT roles. They do not have a job. The problem is that this is a really large group of people. The percentage is even huge (looking at the number of German actors). How many LGBT viewers are there? No less. LGBT wants a revolution, but one that consists in overturning the table, interest, economy. Unfortunately. A few% of people cannot have more than half the cake. Maybe have this% and it would be fair.
Netflix is doing it wrong
Netflix. Netflix has money. He has the will. I already wrote this. But Netflix has bad taste. A rich man’s bad taste. They finance projects as it goes. Sometimes they will succeed and sometimes they will not. If not, they delete the project (the series does not get the second season). Such a free-market monster looking at overall stats and noting details somewhere. I lack quality control in Netflix. I miss a department that will say – hell, maybe we won’t earn millions, but we won’t lose, so maybe it’s worth finishing the series. I miss someone to say – but this is crap. Take it correct.
What I am writing is worth remembering because in this review and in others I will refer to it not in writing, but in the assessment. It’s a bit like the key to understanding my grades.
Serial Another Life – well, it’s a ride with this sf
The main plot is great. I love read the book space opera (with military elements). That is why the main thread simply captivated me, fascinated me and made me want to know more, see more. Unfortunately, during the course of the film, my enthusiasm evaporated at the rate of the ship’s atmosphere disappearing from the torn skin in the bottomless void of space.
The first thing that started to make me sick to boredom was the part of the series where the action takes place on Earth. Bland is a good word. It is partly due to the boring acting and not very addictive plot. The plot, for me in this form, is drawn to the point of indignation in a viewer like me.
Another thing is the crew (i.e. this part of the series taking place outside the ground) – a bunch of spoiled children, which is to be the selected cream of humanity. I can’t believe it. Nobody will fool me. It will not convince you that the human species cannot do better. That she investigates lunatics from acute wards of closed psychiatric hospitals to save the human species. That this is the only hope.
The problem becomes more complicated because it is a colorful child. Rainbow for pain. So I write that the ship is led by idiots and someone will unfortunately read that I believe that the ship is led by LGBT idiots. That’s why there was this introduction. No. I don’t care about LGBT people, but there are idiots about children’s behavior on the show. The series is so chaotic, illogical and pointless that it’s getting pretty fast.
Another Life series – acting
Again, with those goddamn exaggerated LGBT characters and scenes emphasizing that they are LGBT people, there’s no way to see some acting. There are only redrawn traces taken from the street protests and the love parade. It is terrible.
I am disappointed the more that the series promoted itself as an actress Katee Sackhoff. If this name does not mean anything to you, know that she played an important character in an unforgettable series Battlestar Galactica. I felt totally cheated. It had nothing to do with BG and also, this actress’s performance was far from what we got at BG. This tea was brewed for the sixth time from the same tea bag.
Serial Another Life – effects and more
As for the effects. Some elements are wonderfully conjured locations and some are animations made on computers from the 90s. It’s strange.
Another Life series – want to watch again in 2 years
I don’t have the smallest.
Serial Another Life – final evaluation
A terrible series in itself, badly played, meaninglessly told, and you feel thrown on, thrown to the point of breathlessness with LGBT elements. Too bad.
Serial Another Life – The final word
Soon I will write a review of an excellent series with a gay thread. An excellent series (I repeat myself again, but this series is a mega-shot) where I, a straight one, can shed a tear over a beautiful gay love. Or, in fact, over beautiful love. Just.
reTraceX evaluates: I definitely do not recommend it.
Explanation of ratings:
At the outset, I warn you that not every movie will have all the available ratings. There are simply fundamental assessments (the one that will always be), e.g. an assessment for a category. There are also ratings such as „willingness to watch the next episode”, which applies to series, so it is difficult to demand that it has its raison d’être with the rated full-length film.
- Category: rating the film in its main category (of course this is my subjective choice. Sometimes it may happen that the film is, for example, SF action. interesting SF element that will boost the rating of the film more. As I said – it’s subjective but I don’t try to hurt the film, I always try to see this „something”.
- Main plot: assessment of the main story told / Side plots: e.g. flashbacks, side stories of characters
- Image, Music and Special Effects: These can be historical costumes or life on another planet. I will not always pick out each of these elements. If I did not refer to it, it means that it was “neutral” in reception.
- Wanting to watch an episode: immediately after the previous one
- Willingness to come back in 2 years: would I like to see this movie or series again / was it a pleasure to watch the movie or series again
- Overall Impression: Without going into detail the overall reception.