"Borgen" season 4, "Obi-Wan Kenobi", "The Boys" season 3... What are the series of the week worth?

“Borgen” season 4, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, “The Boys” season 3… What are the series of the week worth?

The comeback of a famous Danish politician, the new version of a franchise that is starting to tire us, the return of not-so-superheroes… We tell you all about these new releases, to watch on TV or on the platforms. .

On the platforms

r “Borgen”, season 4 (Netflix)

Large series are indestructible. They resist trends, changes in consumption patterns, sometimes even changes in the world. The announced return of Borgen was no less expected at the turn. Was it really necessary to resuscitate the worthy heiress of At the White House, disappeared from his beautiful death in 2013? Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), her heroine Prime Minister, had she not already experienced all the pangs of power, grace, fall and reconquest?… Read more

q “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)

Long ago, in an industry far, far away, every new movie Star Wars was an event. A long-awaited meeting from which we left, happy or not, with the impression of having experienced something rare. The fashion for spin-offs and the explosion of streaming platforms have changed the situation. The first three feature films were released in the space of six years (1977-1983). The following six were screened in theaters from 1999. Since 2019, three series have been added via Disney+, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and, since May 27, Obi-Wan Kenobi… Read more

r “The Boys”, season 3 (Prime Video)

Horse remedy for the clean adventures of fearless and blameless superheroes, The Boys has no reason to calm down. Eric Kripke’s series, adapted from the comics by Garth Ennis, has offered for two seasons a game of massacres, literally and figuratively, between a band of outlaw vigilantes (the “boys” of the title) and Vought, a multinational superpower that turns its super-employees into Hollywood stars. Its third chapter, launched this Friday, June 3 on Prime Video, sets up the confrontation between Homelander (Antony Starr) and Billy Butcher (Karl Urban). An unfair duel that can only take place if the latter, powerless leader of the “boys”, finds a weapon capable of bringing down the most powerful and toxic of supermen, who killed the love of his life. . Read more

p “Mafia Queens”, seasons 1 and 2 (Arte.tv)

Tel Aviv. A violent shooting breaks out on the yacht where Eyal Malka, the eldest son of one of Israel’s most powerful mafia families, is burying his life as a bachelor. The settling of scores decimates all the men of the clan except the little Ido, 9 years old, who manages to hide. The responsibility of the tribe therefore falls to Dori Malka, the godfather’s widow (played by Rita, a very popular Israeli singer of Iranian origin). Driven by a powerful desire for revenge and surrounded by the other women of the family, she embarks on a counter-offensive. And learns on the job to become “the godmother” in an ecosystem of gangsters whose DNA is, as always, drug trafficking and prostitution… Read more

p Physicalseason 2 (Apple TV+)

Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) desperate housewife of the San Diego of the 1980s, is better. Her small aerobics business is slowly taking off, VHS after VHS, and her husband, an opportunistic ex-politician, seems willing to let her breathe by finally playing his role as a father. Better still, she spends fiery happy hours with a rich local entrepreneur, as hot in bed as he is conservative in public. As in its first season, Physical tries to stage the ambiguous rage of its heroine, but relies on supporting roles that are too caricatural, straight out of a satire of which it has neither the acuity nor the acidity. Despite the dejection of Byrne, whose voice-over hammers the same masochistic mantras, this kitsch but slightly fake historical series does not find its way. PL

On TV channels

q “Super Pumped” (Canal+)

In the late 2000s, young San Francisco entrepreneur Travis Kalanick launched UberCab, an app that was supposed to make taxis obsolete by offering faster, cheaper rides. In 2017, he took the door of his own company, renamed Uber, accused of having encouraged a toxic atmosphere of harassment and discrimination. Adapted from an investigation by a journalist from New York Times, this first season of the anthology Super Pumped (the second will focus on Facebook) traces the rise, then the fall of this cynical boss… Read more

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