Three series of this week

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A half-hearted week ahead of the series, modern westerns with Italian accents (django), tired gangsters go back to their old ways (tulsa king) and a flawed but original Brazilian black comedy (follower).

‘Django’: The Spaghetti Western Gets an Update

Django is back.He’s Belgian – he’s Matthias Schoenaerts – as is Django Reinhardt, he’s of Italian descent, and the series is a product of the extreme film industry, like django Appeared as Franco Nero in a classic of spaghetti westerns in 1966. But the hedonistic violence that gave the dish its dubious appeal is gone today, and the recipe now appeals to all the cuisines of the world. Given the season’s first seven episodes (of which there are ten), if there’s always a need to keep getting out of the way, there must be a good reason for it, and the script delivers a lot.

What makes Django, the character, and the series so moving is hard to write into an atlas of post-Civil War American history. Django is a Confederate veteran (but not a racist) who discovers that his farm, not his family, may have been massacred by the Comanche, except for his crippled daughter.After searching for the child, he finds her transformed into a woman (this is Lisa Vicari, in dark), ready to marry John Ellis (Nicholas Pinnock), a freed slave who founded a utopian community called New Babylon. The resolutely pagan place name and the skin color of its residents arouse the murderous hostility of local landowner Elizabeth Thurman (Nomi Rapace, with a strange southern accent).If we add to these historical considerations the family history of the clan, which would allow the Atrides to be considered the Tant-Mieux family, we get the point django Generate enough twists and turns to feed an entire soap opera. The company’s needs still need to be determined, and we may find out about that in the final episode. Thomas Sautinell

django, Series by Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, art direction Francesca Comencini, with Matthias Schoenaerts, Nicholas Pinnock, Lisa Vicari, Noomi Rapace (France, Italy, 2023, 10 x 53 minutes). On Canal+, two episodes on demand on myCanal every Monday from 13 February at 9pm.

‘The King of Tulsa’: Sylvester Stallone makes a small comeback

With four ongoing series, Taylor Sheridan is to Paramount what Ryan Murphy is to Netflix. The actor-turned-writer and showrunner, prolific and oft-inspired, never stopped digging into the veins of his success since. killer especially legend yellowstone park, embodied by Kevin Costner, is a very masculine exploration of American-made violence.for tulsa king, a new series on Paramount+ in France, Taylor Sheridan and her co-creator Terrence Winter offer another aging Hollywood star, Sylvie Services of Sylvester Stallone.and ugly tulsa king Aside from serving as a vehicle for an actor-director comeback, his career never quite reached the heights of his cultivated ambitions. Plus, the broad-shouldered, crow’s-footed Botox guy had a hard time putting on the serial mantle of the New York gangster character parachuted into Tulsa, Oklahoma, after 25 years out of prison. The difference between the old-fashioned ways of a gangster and a world that has nothing to do with the world before he was imprisoned gives the series some good moments. His mentoring of young black drivers also sparks an interesting cross-generational exchange. As for the rest, the series only delivers on its trailer, an old-fashioned gangster feud set against the backdrop of drug dealing, red card romance and redemption. Audrey Fournier

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