Focus picked up some top series in different genres – science fiction, military thriller, crime action, detective, dystopia.
In July, teenagers gave battle to a monster that destroys them in the Upside Down, a special forces officer is looking for politicians to blame for the death of his comrades, an ex-football player will try to expose a serial killer in prison, an ambiguous FBI agent catches a big fish in troubled waters, and the bride dreams of revenge on her rival.
USA, from 2016 to the present day, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, detective
Theme< /strong>: face your fears
Opening: July 1
Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wulfhar
Don't miss the latest two episodes of the grand finale of the fourth season of Stranger Things. Their total running time is 4 hours, and the budget of each is $ 30 million.
Today, the project has every chance of becoming the “Best Series of the Year”.
Due to the fact that the heroes are children grew up, the Stranger Things project also captured a lot of adult audiences in the fourth season. The heroes must give the final battle to the monster Vekna. Bloody fantasy action awaits you.
- The main antagonist is the monster Vecna. A man who received dark superpowers as a result of an injury at birth turned into a monster. He drags children suffering from a guilt complex into a parallel reality – the Inside Out.
- The second line is a laboratory where they tried to bring out new people with the same superpowers as a monster.
- The third line is the life of grown-ups schoolchildren investigating the strange disappearances of their peers and guessing who is to blame.
The success of the series predetermined its continuation: in February 2022, it was announced that Stranger Things would have a fifth season.
The Terminal List
USA, military thriller
Theme: We're Dumped
Episodes : 8
Premier: July 1
Cast< /strong>: Pratt Chris, Kitsch Taylor, Wu Constance
The series has already made people talk about it. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a 43% rating based on 46 reviews from critics, with an average score of 5.6/10, but a 94% viewership rating. Critics' Claims: Lots of clichés. The audience is happy with everything.
Actor Chris Prattom (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), who played the avenging commando here, clearly claims the laurels of the new Rambo with this role: his character has the same innocent childish look in between hellish “mochilov” “.
The action movie is based on the novel of the same name by former commando Jack Carr – and there is a good intrigue there. So, James Rees is a Navy SEAL. During the execution of a covert operation, his entire platoon dies. Trying to find an explanation for what happened, he learns about collusion at the very top. And he starts to take revenge. Yes, that's bad luck – Rhys seems to be having a memory failure, and in this situation one wonders: are those he kills to blame? Or is it a mistake of his sick imagination?
USA, 2022, thriller, drama, crime
Theme: redemption through deeds
Premiering: July 8
Episodes: 6 (first two premieres)
Platform: Apple TV+
Starring: Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Houser, Sepide Moafi
Jimmy Keane goes to jail for drug dealing and faces 10 years in prison. But he can go free if he agrees to cooperate with the police. He was offered to become a “brood hen”. The goal is to get closer to a cellmate – a certain Larry Hall, convicted of the sadistic murder of a woman. Hall may soon be released, but the cops suspect that he is a serial maniac with 14 victims.
The problem for the main character is that if Keane is “split” by the cons, he will be killed.< /p>
The plot is based on the true story of football player James Keane, who went to prison, made a deal with the FBI, and later wrote a novel about it with a “speaking” title “Together with the Devil: a fallen hero, a serial killer and a dangerous deal for atonement”.
USA, action, fantasy, series based on the video game of the same name
Theme: Survive the Apocalypse
Premier: July 14 p>
Episodes: 8< /p>
Starring: Ella Balinska, Lance Reddick, Siena Agudong
The action of the series takes place in two time periods. In the first, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billy Wesker move to New Raccoon City and discover that their dad is hiding something terrible that could destroy the planet. In the second time period, Jade is already 30 years old, and there are less than 15 million people left in the world. And 6 billion people and animals are infected with the zombie virus. Jade is trying to survive in this new world.
City on a Hill
USA, 2019 – to the present day, police drama, action, detective
Premiere: July 31
Theme: the catcher and the beast runs
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker
The series is produced by Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and they have a flair for up-and-coming topics. According to the plot, the dashing nineties are in the yard, violence is going through the roof. The scene is Boston (Damon's homeland). The local controversial FBI agent, played by Kevin Bacon, and the prosecutor, played by Aldis Hodge, join forces to fight crime.
Kevin Bacon perfectly plays villains who you can't help but fall in love with. His hero retired in the new season, but at the same time everyone needs him – both his own and others. After all, without him it is impossible to figure out what is happening in the Boston gangster district of Charlestown. And it's time to figure it out.
Bonus. These five series are now at the top of interest, but the selection turned out to be slightly skewed towards the male side – a lot of military showdowns. And for the female part of the audience Focusrecommends, probably not such top, but also very interesting projects.
- Firstly, this is the South Korean series “Bride in Black” (premiere July 15, Netflix), where a beautiful woman turns into a prestigious a matchmaking company for the richest people who want to increase their social status through marriage. But she does not want to get married, she wants to take revenge on the girl who stole her fiancé.
- And secondly, the American science fiction series “Moonhaven” (premiere July 7, AMC). In the story, a certain Bella Sway, a cargo ship pilot, is caught smuggling and sent to Moonhaven (“Moon Harbor”), a colony built on the Moon, where experiments are being carried out to save the Earth's ecology. Bella becomes involved in a conspiracy to seize control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven's “miracles”. She teams up with a local detective to stop those who want to destroy Earth's last hope. Together, this couple is a force.