A month and a half after its premiere, Love After Love continues to be talked about. How good is the girl who plays Fabi, that if the Charly García of fiction is achieved or not, that the recreation of time ... There is something in the reconstruction of the lived, the known, the real that seduces on the other side of the screen, in the midst of an avalanche of pure fiction.
Premiered on April 26, the series about Fito Páez integrates the ranking of the 10 most watched on Netflix, and the phenomenon of the genre rekindled its fire on Wednesday when the first images of Menem were seen, the production about Carlos Menem that will be broadcast by Amazon Prime video, with the protagonist of Leonardo Sbaraglia, in a spectacular characterization as the former president.
Waiting for that – and others that this year will give their first biographical signs – we are going with a "Top five" of recommendations to watch the weekend, available on different streaming platforms.
There are five, chosen capriciously, from a huge offer that includes The Crown, Queen Charlotte: a story of Bridgerton, Luis Miguel, the series, Pam & Tommy and follow the signatures ...
Eight episodes, available on Star+
Ryan Murphy's creation features the impeccable performances of Lange and Sarandon.
Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange give acting lectures to compose two glories of cinema. Safety pin. They showed no mercy. As the series does not have it with them. Everything is told without compromise.
This is how Feud is presented, whose first season deals with the pettiness, jealousy, envy and grudges between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, two Hollywood divas who left their mark on cinema and who now appear reincarnated on television through Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. The four names are served at the table to make a binge. A festival of talent.
The script seeks to portray the time when Davis (Sarandon) and Crawford (Lange) began to feel that they were entering the twilight zone. The years weighed on them, the gaze of others was no longer so sustained and the self-esteem of each one threatened with danger of collapse.
With which, the "mutual rescue plan" began to be built so that they had their chance of reinvention on the big screen, with What happened to Baby Jane?, the 1962 film, which finally had five Oscar nominations.
2) Love after love
Iván Hochman and Micaela Riera, as Fito and Fabi.
Eight episodes, available on Netflix
Although it is no longer talked about as much as in its first weeks after its premiere, the biopic about the Rosario became a monotheme of bar talks, office, writing, family gatherings. Many of his songs are emotional and personal hymns for more than one. And that makes you, in a sense, feel part of their story.
The series covers 30 years of the personal history and professional career of Fito Páez, embodied in his childhood and adulthood by Gaspar Offenhenden and Iván Hochman, respectively. The story dives into data of a childhood not so well known to his fas as in his consecration as one of the most powerful figures of national rock.
Separate paragraph for the great work of Micaela riera in the skin of Fabi Cantilo, muse inspiring some of his hits, and one of the great loves of his life.
Andy Chango as Charly García, Julián Kartun in the skin of Luis Alberto Spinetta and Joaquín Baglietto fictionalizing his own father, Juan Carlos Baglietto, are some of the interpreters who also participate in the production of eight episodes, along with actors Martín Campilongo and Daryna Butryk, as Fito's father and as Cecilia Roth.
3) El Chapo
Three seasons, available on Netflix
The series – complete on Netflix and, from time to time appears some season isolated by cable – is based on the life of Joaquín Guzmán, the Mexican narco known as "El Chapo", who became the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The biopic is showing his upward path within drug trafficking, while also slipping key traits of his personality. There is a good balance between the two approaches of a fearsome figure in Latin America.
In the role of "El Chapo" is the Mexican actor Marco de la O, who had to do a treatment to gain weight and thus be able to recreate the drug trafficker.
The first season focuses on Guzman's beginnings in the drug business and his first arrest. It is a story of extreme narrative agility.
4) A Small Light
Eight episodes, available on Star+
Miep Gies, by the British Bel Powley.
Produced by Nat Geo, the series that premiered Star + tells the life of Miep Gies, who dared to hide the Franks, in the middle of World War II. And she became the woman who knew how to take care of the legendary diary of Anne Frank.
In A Small Light, the character of Anne Frank – whose dramatic story transcended borders and generations – is not the main one. And yet, this fiction allows us to approach his story from another angle. From the eyes of Miep Gies. And, more than once, their own are filled with tears.
Without wishing to spoil, the series has a devastating start, narratively speaking, then decays into a certain repetition of climate of time and situation, and intensifies its story again: a raw story about resistance, pain, death, loyalty and love in all its forms.
Ten episodes, available on Netflix
"Dahmer" swept the streaming audience last year.
The story of Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most talked about and successful series of last year. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the Netflix original production is encouraged to strip the monster naked. A serial killer who left his mark.
Dahmer's ten episodes showcase his unconscionable crimes and focus on the victims and institutional failures that allowed one of America's most notorious serial killers to continue his killing spree with impunity for more than a decade.
With praise and some not very auspicious comments about the story, the critics did agree on something: the brilliant and disturbing portrait that Evan Peters makes of Dahmer, a boy who grew up in a broken home and whodulty killed 17 children and young people, many of whom were black and gay. between 1978 and 1991.
In the sixty days after its premiere, it surpassed one billion hours of viewing on the platform, a milestone reached by only two other titles in the history of the streaming service: The Squid Game in 2021; and the fourth season of Stranger Things in early 2022.