More than Blue: The Series season 1 review – a sombre, highly romantic drama

By Daniel Hart
Published: October 22, 2021
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Netflix More than Blue: The Series season 1


More than Blue: The Series understands that time moves, but the past sentimentally returns.

This review of Netflix’s More than Blue: The Series season 1 does not contain spoilers.

Remaking films into series appears to be popular of late. Amazon’s I Know What You Did Last Summer has already stormed into the YA community, and Netflix has released More than Blue: The Series based on the popular film.

More than Blue: The Series requires the emotional capacity and brain energy to keep engaged as it raises a tragic love story that spans years. Characters K and Cream are the tireless best friends we would all view as the perfect potential couple; it’s the ideal love that we all aspire to find. It’s the kind of love story that is frustrating but heartwarming at the same time. The story drives a swindling complication; two characters are pulled together by circumstances but split apart by undesirable life events. K, who is terminally ill, is desperate for his best friend to be happy. 

And then, on the flip side, life moves on. More than Blue: The Series understands that time moves but the past sentimentally returns. When a music producer finds a record belonging to K and Cream, he vows to find out the scope of copyright, and what unravels is his own story, tangling in past secrets and present needs. The series is, on the surface, a complicated process that includes more than a couple of characters but serves a purpose to the overall arc. It’s worth the time and energy for the audience.

The series understands love. It understands the power of human connection and curiosity that love can bring. More than Blue: The Series enjoys the beautiful art form of chemistry and the pains of deep feelings. There’s no simplicity of relationships in this series, nor is there expectancy that there will be. The story understands and encapsulates the trials and tribulations of life.

At ten episodes, it’s probably too long for what the story is worth. Still, the writers did a thorough job extending character development and including enough contextual flashbacks to keep the investment. The feeling of being a little stretched is evident, but it’s forgiving. You trust that the characters will bring you to a platform of truth rather than a wishy-washy outlook of love and life.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the film, so I’m unable to make a healthy comparison, but I liked More than Blue: The Series — it’s sweet, dramatic, and filled with beautiful performances.

What did you think of Netflix’s More than Blue: The Series season 1? Comment below. 

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