Elite Short Stories: Omar Ander Alexis review – heart-breaking

June 17, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
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Summary

An emotional chapter that hints at what is to come in Season 4.

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Summary

An emotional chapter that hints at what is to come in Season 4.

This review of Netflix’s Elite Short Stories: Omar Ander Alexis contains no spoilers.

The third of four short stories released as part of #EliteWeek on Netflix focuses on Omar, Ander, and Alexis. Of course, this story introduces a new character, Alexis. Taking center stage in the three mini-episodes, he’s joined by established characters, Ander and Omar. 

For those believing that the second short story, which focused on Nadia and Guzman, was emotional, they’ll be grabbing the tissues whilst watching Omar Ander Alexis. Unlike the two previous short stories, the content in this short story has little to laugh about.

As was likely the purpose of the four mini-seasons, this episode effectively brings further clarity to the characters shown. In the three mini-episodes, there is a lot of dialogue between characters and not much action. But that is not a bad thing.

 

By the conclusion, it appears as though Ander’s cancer storyline likely won’t be making a return in Season 4. And if it does, it is likely to be a fraction of what occurred in Season 3. In some ways, this is a shame as Aron Piper, who plays Ander, was fantastic in Season 3

Depending on the opinion on the relationship between Ander and Omar, fans will either be happy or annoyed when this short story concludes. A definite answer is provided as to where Ander and Omar are heading. The heavy amount of backstory prepares the audience nicely for Season 4. 

Whilst the mini-season is titled Omar Ander Alexis, it would have been more suited to have been titled Ander Alexis. Although Omar has a key role in the first episode of the three mini-episodes, his importance soon decreases. Instead, the focus is more on Ander and Alexis. Despite Alexis being a new character, his emotional story will soon draw the audience.

The only bit of criticism that audiences may have is the reference to Malick. Whilst the character had a small role in Season 3, it wasn’t a memorable one. Because of this, it may lead to some people watching having to pause to look up who this Malick character was. (I sure did, and I was a huge fan of Season 3).

Whilst neither this nor the previous entry have topped the first short story, it’s still a solid effort that will further excite those that are eager for Season 4. 

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