I couldn’t stop watching Netflix’s The Gentlemen, and I’m not even sure it’s good – TechRadar Rewrite

A critical review of the Netflix series The Gentlemen based on the TechRadar article.

Richie's Recipe Reheated, But Does It Sizzle?

So you've heard about Netflix's new series, The Gentlemen, eh? Well, let me tell you, dear reader, I dove headfirst into this show faster than a squirrel on a bird feeder. But was it worth the binge? That's the million-dollar question. Based on Guy Richie's movie of the same name, this series takes us back to the seedy underbelly of England, where marijuana farms lurk beneath the façade of stately homes. Sounds intriguing, right? Well, strap in, because we're about to dissect this tale of crime, power, and questionable decisions.

Fast Paced Plot Twists and Turns

As I delved deeper into The Gentlemen, I found myself caught up in a whirlwind of crime, comedy, and chaos. The Duke of Halstead, played by Theo James, finds himself thrust into a world of criminal dealings when he inherits his family estate. From brutal gang leaders to sophisticated drug lords, the Duke's journey is anything but dull. With a nod to Richie's previous works, the series is a melting pot of characters and shady dealings that keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Characters Caught in Limbo

While The Gentlemen boasts a colorful cast of characters, not all of them hit the mark. Sure, Giancarlo Esposito's portrayal of Stanley Johnston is a masterclass in menace, but other characters fall flat. The Duke of Halstead teeters between a fish-out-of-water and a suave secret agent, leaving me scratching my head. And let's not forget Susie Glass, played by Kaya Scodelario, whose character arc feels like a recycled version of past performances.

Despite some lackluster character development, the show manages to sprinkle in moments of humor and chaos that keep you entertained. From a cocaine-addled brother to a weed-growing expert with quirky logic, there are gems to be found amidst the rough.

A Missing Ingredient?

As I reached the final episode of The Gentlemen, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was amiss. While the series has its moments of brilliance and wit, it lacks a standout element that would elevate it from good to great. Perhaps it's missing the magnetic presence of Hugh Grant or a more cohesive storyline that ties all the loose ends together.

With rumors swirling about a potential second season, there's hope that The Gentlemen will find its footing and deliver a knockout performance. For now, it's a decent watch for fans of Richie's gritty gangster flicks but falls short of reaching the heights of its predecessor.

So there you have it, dear reader, my take on Netflix's The Gentlemen. Will you tune in to unravel the mysteries of the Duke and his shady cohorts? The choice is yours. Just remember, sometimes the best stories leave you wanting more.

Saadat Qureshi

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