It’s the start of the weekend, and you might want to kick back and relax in front of a quality movie or series. The editorial staff of CNET France offers you two programs available on Netflix and Prime Video, and which are really worth the detour.
For this Friday evening, our choice fell on the last season of the anthology American Crime Story, and the series Hunters.
What series to watch tonight on Netflix and Prime Video?
An intimate and political series: American Crime Story: Impeachment (Netflix)
This third season of the anthology series American Crime Story focuses on the Monica Lewinsky affair, and her tumultuous relationship with United States President Bill Clinton, which led to an impeachment attempt.
CNET France’s opinion
Whether it’s the OJ Simpson affair, or the murder of Gianni Versace, the anthology series American Crime Story has always known how to build its seasons around criminal, scandalous and popular stories full of fantasies. An ideal breeding ground from which the program does not depart in this political and sulphurous third season, centered around the Monica Lewinsky / Bill Clinton scandal.
Still produced by the unstoppable Ryan Murphy (Glee, Pose, Ratched), American Crime Story Impeachment offers a dive into the cruel world of politics in Washington. Much more than telling the scandal known to all, the series seeks to explore the causes and consequences of a deadly system on the individuals who inhabit it, and in particular women.
We thus find ourselves as close as possible to Monica Lewinsky, played by the talented Beanie Feldstein, victim of her own fantasies and especially of the manipulation of an environment and the people who inhabit it. At the same time portrait of a young woman, with her own fears, doubts and hopes, and highlighting of a relentless patriarchal world, the series perfectly masters this change of scale.
Sometimes political and psychological thriller, sometimes intimate drama, American Crime Story Impeachment brilliantly tells the little unknown stories hidden behind the big one, subtly wrapped in a mastered and sophisticated staging. A company well helped by a high quality cast: Sarah Paulson, Edie Falco, Clive, Owen, Mira Sorvino, Annaleigh Ashford, Cobie Smulders …
Whether it is through its political intrigues, its portraits of women, or its human dramas, this 3rd season will undoubtedly captivate you, and is one of our recent favorites. Note that the series is also available on Canal +.
- Watch the trailer for this season 3:
A historic and atypical series: Hunters (Prime Video)
New York, 1977. Nazi hunters discover that hundreds of top Nazi officials are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the United States. Their mission is to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their genocidal plans.
CNET France’s opinion
Series Hunters has its own way of mixing history, harsh, poignant and realistic, and a more quirky and grotesque tone. This mixture of genres sometimes leaves a strange feeling of unease, especially during the past sequences taking place during the Holocaust. While this is undoubtedly the desired effect, it’s hard not to blame the skeptics.
Because yes, let’s make it clear: Hunters is not a series constantly in the first degree. This is where part of the charm of the program lies. The group of “hunters” form an endearing and colorful team, and their quest for revenge is cleverly brought up and staged.
After the few small delays at the beginning, their bloody adventures prove to be jubilant and effective. The improbable reversals of situations then multiply, and have the merit of surprising, sometimes to the detriment of some scriptwriting nonsense.
But no matter the credibility at all costs ultimately, Hunters remains an engaging series and excellent entertainment served by quality actors, legend Al Pacino in mind. A pleasant series that will fill your evenings well, and of which season 2 is of course expected.
- Here’s the trailer for the first season: