The most bizarre show you’ll watch this year, Brand New Cherry Flavor will leave its mark on audiences.
This review of the Netflix limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor does not contain spoilers. It will be released on the 13th of August 2021.
Following the release of Hit & Run last week, Netflix is rolling the dice again with Brand New Cherry Flavor. Set in the early 90s, an ambitious filmmaker, Lisa Nova (played by Rosa Salazar), travels to Hollywood with hopes of making her own movie. But following betrayal, she embarks on a supernatural mission of revenge, which just so happens to collide with her hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge, and kittens. Trust me; the kittens are going to be the part that you remember.
Rosa Salazar is outstanding as the leading actress in Brand New Cherry Flavor; she brings a lot of flavor to the role. Plus, when it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the lead character, it shows how great Rosa’s performance is. It also has to be said that Jeff Ward, who some may remember as Seth Marlowe in the No-End House entry of the Channel Zero horror anthology, is fantastic in his role as A-list movie star Roy Hardaway. Let’s hope that Jeff gets a role as a Leading Man in the near future. A little side note, Brand New Cherry Flavor was co-created by Nick Antosca, who created Channel Zero! Additional cast members Catherine Keener and Eric Lange have characters that will have you feeling all kinds of emotions. In particular, Eric Lange’s role as Lou Burke will have you shouting with anger.
It’s a unique watch with a heavy sense of WTF throughout, mainly due to the loopy nature of how the story plays itself out. But with the writing and directing being top-notch, the craziness makes sense in the world of Brand New Cherry Flavor. The craziness alone brings enough originality that ensures that the limited series is well worth a watch (or two).
Brand New Cherry Flavor won’t be to everyone’s flavor; some might not make it past the first episode, but for those that do, it’s going to be hard to take your eyes off the screen. (Even if you want to in some cases). As the show is such a bizarre watch, you likely need a summary of what’s happened. With both this series and Hit & Run being among the most entertaining that Netflix has been released, the streaming service is seriously proving to be top of the pack.
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