For our new selection, we have chosen a rather intense and demon-filled family reunion (Helstrom) as well as a rewriting of the history of the French Revolution (La Révolution)!

Check out our mini-reviews and have a great weekend!

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Helstrom

WHY

Helstrom is based on Marvel comics but don’t expect the Avengers to show up. The story is isolated from the MCU, it’s really dark for Marvel and offer us to follow the Helstrom family relationships which are quite complicated because as the tagline of the series says “Every family has its demons” and in the case of this family, it’s really in the literal sense that we have to take it. Add to this that the father of the family is a terrifying and powerful serial killer and it will give you a first glimpse of what’s the series has in store for you. Daimon and Ana Helstrom spend their lives chasing the demons that live among us. Expect to see many very effective exorcisms and possessions. The Helstrom’s personalities are really interesting especially with Daimon and her very cynical and sarcastic side. The story becomes more and more interesting with the mother’s past and the father’s more and more threatening appearances. We have seen 5 episodes out of the 10 but we can’t wait to see how this season will end.

WHAT

As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.

WHERE

Hulu

La Révolution

WHY

When it first appeared on the net with its excellent trailer, La Révolution immediately came out from the masses with its stunning art direction and production design and its spectacular approach, which is quite rare in the French productions. The original idea of La Révolution is very interesting with its own version of the zombie myth. The beheadings take on a whole new historical meaning! The art direction in the trailer takes all its scope and glory in the series and it is a real pleasure to discover new places and characters. The cinematography is very beautiful and makes the series enter into the high end of French productions, we often think of Brotherhood of the Wolf by Christophe Gans. The fights are very dynamic as well as its filmmaking. The only real negative point is the overly theatrical and caricatural play of some actors (a special mention to the bad guy)! But this doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the story to its climax!

WHAT

1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin – the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ – uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood. The disease, quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion… What if the French Revolution didn’t happen the way we were told?

WHERE

Netflix

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