🇪🇸 SKY ROJO 🇪🇸
Sky Rojo (2021- 2022) is a Spanish Netflix Original series. There are 2 seasons already with a 3rd and final arriving in 2022. Each season has 8 episodes x 22-40 min. Cert 18 UK. Action, adventure, crime, drama and thriller.
“Coral, Wendy, and Gina go on the run in search of freedom while being chased by Romeo, their pimp from Las Novias Club, and his henchmen, Moises and Christian.” IMDb
Verónica Sánchez as Coral
Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Moisés
Asier Etxeandia as Romeo
Lali Espósito as Wendy
Yany Prado as Gina
Enric Auquer as Christian
Luisa Vides Galiano as Lupe
First off I will say that Sky Rojo which is another creation of Álex Pina (Money Heist, Locked Up, White Lines) is most definitely not for anyone sensitive to violence of all kinds (including sexual) explicit sexual content, drug and alcohol abuse and very strong language etc. This show ticks all the boxes to make it a very firm 18!
Stylistically Sky Rojo is probably best described as Tarantinoesque with strong, colourful visuals, hyperviolence, a very impressive soundtrack and distinctive on-screen captions. This show comes over as Kill Bill with a unique Spanish hyperactive flare. As with Tarantino there is a great use of comedy to offset the nastiness. Revenge and freedom power the story along.
The male characters in Sky Rojo are mostly damaged, dangerous men with moral compasses that have been thrown onto the floor and jumped upon. The female characters drive the show (literally at times) are interesting, especially on how they ended up in a place like this… While they are shown to be victims they are also mistresses of their own destinies. Parts may seem to step over into romance, until we are reminded who these men really are.
We do get backstories drip-fed into the main storyline and these allow us to feel more for the characters, even some who are really not good people, at all. The cast are all strong in this and parts look like they must have been a riot to film.
It is definitely necessary to suspend disbelief when watching Sky Rojo or you will get bogged down into where the bodies are buried, literally and figuratively.
The first season of Sky Rojo was wildly entertaining, shocking and different. The second season does have some pacing issues and the story wanders around a little aimlessly at times (as do some characters) compared to the first season. This is an entertaining, albeit very disturbing watch and the length of episodes combined with a frequently breakneck speed make it an easy binge watch.
Sky Rojo is an entertaining but uncomfortable ride at times – hopefully the final season will bring it to a satisfactory conclusion and our heroines will get the freedom they deserve.
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