Series Review: Hollywood, Season One (Netflix)
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big – no matter the cost.
A great colorful cast of characters, each with their own riveting arc that adds to the overall story.
An intriguing story with depth, trials, and tribulations in an era where racism and homophobia ran rampant.
Any subplots or strayings from the main plot give the characters and story more depth, enriching the experience.
Man was I blown away by this first season! To be honest, this type of series isn’t my typical go to, but at the recommendation of my friend Stacy, I gave this a go, and I’m very glad I did.
Hollywood centers on a group of hopefuls, writers, actors, and producers doing their darnedest to make it big in the city where dreams can come true. Please note, this is a imaginative what-if alternate reality of the time it is set in.
Firstly, the characters were amazingly fleshed out and believable. Each of them had their own path to traverse that was filled with heartache and hardship. This of course meant plenty of character progression and depth, something that’s hard to do in just seven episodes. But this series pulled it off with an expert hand.
The plot seemed simple at first, then gained complexity as it went forward. There were so many great things about it. Watching the filming process itself was an instant win for me, but ultimately it was the social issues of racism and homophobia this show tackled that really inspired me.
Smaller subplots that usually tend to drag a series down actually made this watching experience more enriching than it already was.
All in all, this is the perfect watch if you have a love for film, the era this show is based on, or just enjoy a well-executed show. Couldn’t recommend this more. Happy watching!
That’s it for this series review. How about you? Have you seen this one?
Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!
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Yay for your friend passing along a good rec! it sounds like a complex and intellectually satisgying show.
Yeah, Stacy has a really good eye for these things. So lucky to have such a good friend!
I had so much fun with this one.
Yeah it was a nice departure from the norm