Spoiler-Free Review of “Blood Sisters” on Netflix: This Crime Thriller has its moments

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“You’re making a mistake…”

Blood Sisters premiered on May 5th 2022 on Netflix. There are four episodes in total available to stream now. The Nigerian crime thriller series stars Ini Dima-Okanlawon and Nancy Isime. Each episode runs for approximately 58 minutes.

Best friends Sarah and Kemi end up on the run after they make a fatal mistake at Sarah’s engagement party.

Here is the trailer:

Blood Sisters has plenty of thrilling moments mixed in with a story about two friends who will do anything for one another, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A believable friendship.

This series wouldn’t work without this friendship and I thought both actresses did a very good job with their portrayals. There were a lot of horrifying moments revealed in this series, but we also witnessed the power of love and friendship as well and I think this was the strongest part of the series thanks to these two leading ladies.

Starts off with a bang.

The opening episode really drew me in. We knew things were going to escalate quickly, but there were a lot of other layers and missing pieces thrown into the mix that grabbed my attention. The pacing wavered throughout the series, but the opening episode had a solid hook and made me want to explore things that much more.

The Cons:

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Really melodramatic at times…

This series had the potential to follow in the footsteps of Ozark and other crime thrillers, but the melodrama was a bit much at times. I don’t think it ruined the show by any means, but some moments were really over-the-top and silly.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you’re looking for a quick binge-watch for the weekend, you’re in the right place. I got through this series very quickly even with the slow burn pacing style. The first episode was really strong and I enjoyed the series overall, but be prepared for some serious melodrama thrown into the mix.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Blood Sisters in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Ragdoll” on AMC: Killing Eve Style with Potential

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“You’re gonna catch a serial killer…”

Ragdoll originally premiered on AMC+ back in November 2021 but AMC is now airing the six episodes weekly following Killing Eve. The first episode dropped on February 28th 2022. The crime thriller series stars Lucy Hale, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira. Each episode runs for approximately 45-52 minutes.

A game of cat and mouse begins between a troubled cop and a serial killer with a sadistic eye for detail.

Here is the trailer:

Ragdoll has a Killing Eve style that works to its advantage, but is the plot strong enough to keep viewers coming back for more? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Good dynamic between characters.

I love Lucy Hale and she is probably the main reason why I tuned into this one. So far her character seems interesting enough and there is also some really great dark humor between the other main characters, which helps lightens the mood a great deal. The crimes we witness are truly horrifying but I’ve seen a lot of series like this before so I think it’s smart that there are decent character layers and fun banter to keep viewers intrigued.

Stylish visual effects.

The series is brought to us from the same production company that made Killing Eve and that should come as no surprise. I immediately got that type of vibe when I started watching and the network was smart to air these episodes right after Killing Eve to bring in a new audience.

The Cons:

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I’ve seen this plot before…

The pacing and plot need some work so far. I think there is enough potential to keep me coming back for more, but there was also a lot of set-up, which slowed down the overall pace for me. I’m confident that things will pick up steam over the six episodes but I don’t want this to fall into the generic crime thriller category because it has a great cast and a dark quality that I really like.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Lucy Hale is always worth a watch and I think that there is a lot of potential here, but I’m hoping that the plot picks up steam soon so that I don’t lose interest.

Either way, I’d recommend checking it out after Killing Eve if you enjoy crime thrillers.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Ragdoll in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Guilty” on Netflix: “The Call” with a Male Dispatcher

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“What is the address of your emergency?”

The Guilty released on September 24th 2021. The crime thriller film is currently available to watch on Netflix. It is a remake of the 2018 Danish film, Den Skyldige. The Guilty stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Ethan Hawke and Adrian Martinez. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A demoted police officer works at a 911 call dispatch desk when he gets an emergency phone call from an abducted woman who needs his help.

Here is the trailer:

The Guilty is extremely intense and effective with its simple formula, but does it do enough to separate itself from The Call? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Edge-of-your-seat intensity.

This movie had me completely invested in it from start to finish. We were given bits and pieces of the puzzle and a few twists that I was not expecting as well. If you enjoy crime thrillers, you will feel right at home with this one. The vibe instantly reminded me of The Call in a good way. Even though there were a lot of similarities, I thought that the film was able to branch away from the premise and present us with something new and really thought-provoking as well.

A worthy performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

In The Call, Halle Berry’s character eventually moved away from the call dispatch setting, but Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Joe does not do this. Rather, we see everything through his perspective. The phone calls we witness allow us to work everything through very much like Gyllenhaal’s character.

The entire movie basically revolves around him and I never minded this because I thought that he played the role to perfection. He held my attention the entire time and I thought the emotional investment of the character was truly moving.

The Cons:

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Not your average crime thriller…

This is not really a con and I think that the film did a good job of embracing its simple approach, but if you are looking for a crime thriller to lead you all over the map, you won’t get there the traditional way. I still think that you should give this film a try even if you are looking for something with a bit more action because it manages to capture your attention (just in a different way).

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This movie really captured my full attention with its simple and honest approach. There was so much unsettling intensity and I was so impressed with the layered performance I witnessed. I highly recommend this movie!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Guilty in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Watching Girl Number Thirteen

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

My supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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