Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Available on Netflix
Guillermo del Toro had a very busy 2022. Not only in the cinematographic field with pinocchiobut also on television with Cabinet of Curiosities. It is an anthology that rescues the essence of classics such as The unknown dimensionAlfred Hitchcock presents and the night gallery, with the Mexican acting as the presenter of a series of disturbing stories that will start more than one dream. All of them directed by different masters of terror such as Vincenzo Natali (The cube), Anne Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) and Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), and starring some of the best actors in the contemporary industry such as Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Lincoln and Dan Stevens. An instant classic, so a series that can cause addiction.
Available on Disney Plus
The most recent Star Wars movies left a feeling of wear among the bulk of the audience, being Rogue One the only exception to the rule. Ironies of life, the spinoff that seemed doomed to failure given the numerous rumors that surrounded it, fell in love with the public to such levels that it forced an extension of the story. Not to the future that is made impossible by the fate of our heroes, but to the past with an exploration of Cassian Andor. The character brilliantly played by Diego Luna returns to show how he ended up joining the Alliance and more importantly, the reasons why he lost his way to become little more than an assassin. At least until Jyn Erso encouraged him to mend his way. Another warsie gem that proves that while Lucasfilm decides what to do in theaters, the legacy of the Force remains safe in streaming.
House of the Dragon
Available on HBO Max
the start of House of the Dragon It was difficult even for the most die-hard fan of game of Thrones. The novel on which this new series is inspired is little more than a Targaryen history book, while the adaptation skipped numerous reigns to start with the figure of Viserys I. Time proved HBO right, since once everyone Assimilated that this is not the Westeros we knew a few years ago, it was easier to let ourselves be carried away by a story of intrigue inside a house broken by the ambitions that have always surrounded power. The outcome of the first season deserves a place of honor among the best moments in the entire history of the series. The wheel keeps turning and it is impossible to know who will be able to break it.
Available on HBO Max
The term reality used to cause revulsion among the most exquisite viewers, at least until Nathan Fielder demonstrated the kind of genius that could be done when the concept was worked with creativity and elegance. that’s how it’s born The Rehearsal, which as its name indicates, invites people to carry out essays on their own lives. Specifically from events that they fear to face, preparing them for a wide range of consequences that may arise along the way. Fully inspired by the most complex sociological investigations, it is one of the most groundbreaking shows of the year that invariably invites us to think that perhaps there is hope for reality and, more importantly, for ourselves.
Available on Apple TV Plus
Ben Stiller, so closely related to comedy, forgets about laughter to introduce us to the most exquisite reflections with Severance. Not as the lead, but as the director behind one of the most disturbing shows of the year, about a powerful corporation that uses elaborate procedures to separate work and non-work memories. Everything is going well, until one of the employees begins to unravel a complex web that makes for a brilliant thriller. A science fiction gem that invites us to think how far we are from the excessive corporatism of the contemporary world taking this type of measure.