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Sunday, July 17, 2022

TV Series Review: Resident Evil (Netflix)

Resident Evil series
July 14, 2022
Genres Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Lance Reddick
The story takes place over two timelines. The first of which involves 14 year old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City. They come to realise that their father may be concealing dark secrets that could destroy the world. The second timeline takes place over a decade in the future, where only 15 million humans remain, with over 6 billion animals and people being infected with the T-virus. It follows Jade, now thirty, in her efforts to survive in this world.

A lot of negative things are being said about the new Resident Evil series from Netflix, and most of that hate is from the die-hard video game and movie franchise fans. So if you're not one of those people but love action/horror/sci-fi shows, you will probably love this. I did!

I never played the games (not a gamer), but I've seen all the movies and love me some Alice (I always wanted to cosplay her). The new TV series is more of a spin-off series with roots in the movies/games, but they created something different. I don't think the die-hard are the target audience.

The show does skip between two timelines throughout all eight episodes, and at first, they don't mesh well because you don't know the whole story yet, but the two start to run parallel the closer you get to episode eight. I think it is a fun piece of storytelling. Not like Oscar-winning, but for a sci-fi series, I was intrigued, and there is plenty of suspense. Lots of twists to keep it interesting. You have to overlook some things, like why didn't they just shoot them?! But that's the case in a lot of action scenes, lol.

My husband and I loved it and will be waiting for season two. Great sci-fi monster fun! Give it a shot.

4.25 "Joyful" Sheep


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