Every day, Numerama recommends films and series to discover in streaming, on SVOD platforms. To keep you going on this Saturday, February 25, 2023, we recommend three thrillers to watch on Prime Video: mr robot, The Consultant And Hunters.
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Are you looking for series to watch on your favorite SVOD platforms? You’ve come to the right place: on this Saturday, February 25, 2023, we invite you to shiver in front of three series available on Prime Video. So you have the choice between diving into the world of hackers with mr robota satirical comedy about the business world with The Consultant or a Nazi hunt alongside Al Pacino in Hunters.
Series mr robota paranoid thriller set in the world of hackers
Blasé social analyses, lines of computer code and a solitary existence: welcome to the mind of Elliot, a young New York engineer. Struggling with depression and paranoia, this little computer genius is quickly recruited by the “F Society”, a group of anarchist hackers. Their goal: to restore a balance by destroying the largest banks and companies in the world.
Prepare to enter a dark and heavy world with mr robot, a series in four seasons that has turned the brains of hundreds of viewers. Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) composes the most beautiful performance of his career, in the role of Elliot. The actor mixes control and discouragement for this antisocial character, overwhelmed by the world around him and only at ease in a digital environment.
Over the episodes, we end up being lulled by the voice of Elliot, who tells his own story, while questioning, like him, each narrative element. You will inevitably be glued to your sofa by the turnarounds that promises mr robot, in a stunning visual aesthetic, with multiple sequence shots. In short, do not hesitate to make the revolution alongside Elliot, you will not regret it.
- Watch if you liked: Utopia ; Legion ; Orphan Black ; Homecoming ; Westworld ; The IT Crowd
- Must see if you are looking for: unexpected twists; thriller; chills; conspiracies; well-crafted stories; computer science ; brain teaser ; atypical hero; strange narrator; long episodes; make the revolution; stimulate your inner hacker
Series The Consultanta scathing satire set in a video game studio
Do you like discovering the underside of video games and sadistic characters? then you will love it The Consultant, in eight episodes. Just released on Prime Video, this series with the false air of black-mirror will chill your blood. Finally, rather, it is the character of Rudolf Patoff who will give you goosebumps. Incarnated by the excellent Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained), this famous “consultant” is in charge of setting up a video game studio, named CompWare. Its methods are simple: feel the neck of its employees to guess who to fire or time their interventions in meetings.
From the first minutes, The Consultant does not skimp on the means to put us under constant pressure. It must be said that the series is directed by Tony Basgallop, whose work on Servant, for Apple TV+, had already done wonders. Here, it’s the business world and its less than stellar undersides that are inspected from every angle, the better to laugh (or cry, as you wish). With its short 30-minute episodes, the series develops in an ultra pleasant and almost horrifying fluidity. And Christoph Waltz is so creepy that you almost find yourself fearing him at every street corner. If you want to test your nerves, The Consultant is your best option.
- To see you liked: black-mirror ; Django Unchained ; dexter ; Hannibal ; MythicQuest
- Must see if you are looking for: thriller; squeaky parody; satirical humor; hateful boss; chills; sadistic characters; short episodes; scare oneself; reflect on your own relationship to work; admire the talent of Christoph Waltz
Series Huntersan (almost) zany and rhythmic historical fresco
For fans of Tarantino’s cinema, this last recommendation should delight you. Hunters follows a band of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York, tasked with finding high dignitaries who are plotting in the United States. Produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), this unique series was one of Prime Video’s flagship titles at the start of 2020. The original creation returned in 2023 with a second and final season, still as crazy as ever.
Inspired by a true story, Hunters mischievously mixes fiction and reality, while borrowing the codes of Quentin Tarantino’s films. The series has the significant advantage of having a golden cast, from Al Pacino to Logan Lerman (Bullet Train) via Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother). The staging is spectacular, the action sequences go by at breakneck speed and the soundtrack is inspired. Be careful though: Hunters regularly goes in all directions and reinvents historical reality to better stick to its wacky spirit until… resurrecting Adolf Hitler. It is therefore better to be warned.
- Watch if you liked: JoJo Rabbit; Inglourious Basterds; The Blacklist; The Boys
- Must see if you are looking for: stock ; fight; long episodes; gold casting; bloody violence; chases; quirky narrative; Al Pacino, still in good shape
- Go your way if: you don’t like violence or slightly gory scenes; you like history
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