Have you ever watched a show and wondered what type of message that its creator wanted to portray to his or her viewers?
If you are fond of deciphering the true meaning of the shows that you watch, you will most likely watch them to the very end.
At times, the plot is obvious and at other times, you are left in a complete state of bewilderment; it is as though the creator of those shows wanted you to figure out what they were about on your own in spite of the details being a bit hazy.
Hey, I watched my fair share of shows that left me with me with giant-sized question marks in my mind and today I am going to share five of them with you.
1.) Invisible City
This mind-boggling show made its debut on Netflix on Friday the 5th of February, 2021.
In a nutshell, Invisible City is about mythical creatures from Brazilian folklore that live amongst the general population (They are able to hide their true form from human beings).
An environmental police officer by the name of Eric (who is portrayed by Marco Pigossi), gets a rude awakening when he discovers that the mythical entities from Brazilian folklore are real.
In addition to investigating his wife’s murder, he finds out that the pink river dolphin — Manaus (played by the actor, Victor Sparapane), is his biological father.
The television show, Invisible City, gets weirder (but entertaining nonetheless) with each episode.
The first season of Invisible City; which comprises of seven episodes, is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
I am eagerly awaiting the second season of Invisible City; I cannot wait to see how the weirdness unfolds!
There are many adaptations of Mulan; the one that I am referring to is the version that was released by Walt Disney Pictures back in 2020.
Mulan was directed by Niki Caro and it was produced by Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jason T. Reed.
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mulan managed to amass $70 million from box office earnings.
The plot revolves around the character, Hua Mulan (played by the American-Chinese actress, Liu Yifei), who disguises herself as a man (Hua Jun) with the sole intention of enlisting herself in the Imperial Army (Her ailing father was in no shape to fight).
The problem here is that Liu Yifei is an attractive-looking woman and there is no way on God’s green Earth that she is capable of passing as a man.
And, wasn’t her refusal to have a bath with her fellow soldiers a dead giveaway?
Anyway, in the end, Hua Mulan became an officer in the Imperial Army (She was the first woman to become a member of the Emperor’s Guard).
Fans (or haters) of the show would know that Kate Kane (played by the Australian actress, Ruby Rose) held the fort as the original Batwoman in its first season.
Kate Kane is the cousin of Bruce Wayne; Kate decides to become Batwoman in Bruce’s absence.
The first season of Batwoman premiered on Sunday the 6th of October, 2019.
Javicia Leslie (the American actress who plays Ryan Wilder) takes up the mantle from Kate Kane and becomes Batwoman in season two.
The second season of Batwoman debuted on Sunday the 17th of May, 2020.
Safiyah Sohail (played by the British actress, Shivaani Ghai) tells Alice (the crazy woman who is portrayed by the talented Canadian actress, Rachel Skarsten) that she did not shoot her sister’s plane down and that Kate is still alive.
Does this mean that the show’s executives are trying to get Ruby Rose back on Batwoman?
Also, according to the show’s storyline, Javicia Leslie’s character — ex-con Ryan Wilder, is keeping the Batwoman suit warm until Kate returns.
Hmm. I find that story difficult to believe.
Some critics believe that the ratings for Batwoman will continue to plummet.
Does this mean that Batwoman is on a proverbial one-way street to failure?
I am scratching my head and wondering to myself, “What will be the final outcome of this show?”
4.) Dark Matter
The plot is based on the lives of six people who awaken from their stasis pods with amnesia on board the Raza.
Since they had no idea as to who they were before their state of amnesia, each crew member named themselves after a number from One to Six; for example, the first person to awaken from their stasis pod was referred to as, One.
Here is a list of the main characters:
- Marc Bendavid acts as One.
- Melissa O’Neil plays the role of Two.
- Anthony Lemke portrays the role of Three.
- Alex Mallari Jr. brings the role of Four to life.
- Jodelle Ferland acts as Five.
- Roger Cross is the person who handles the role of Six well.
- Zoie Palmer acts as the ship’s AI.
On Friday the 1st of September, 2017, Syfy’s executives made the decision to cancel Dark Matter.
It is a pity that Dark Matter never made it to its fourth season.
I would have liked to know what this science fiction show would have evolved into.
5.) Mission: Impossible
This amazing film is about Ethan Hunt (an American secret agent who is falsely accused of being disloyal to the Impossible Mission Force); he exposes the real spy (Jim Phelps) without the help of his organization.
Mission: Impossible did well at the box office; it raked in the sum of $457.7 million dollars.
I will admit, that the show was filled with lots of action and suspense.
However, the scene where Ethan Hunt was chased via a helicopter in the railway tunnels was a bit over the top; when he blew up the helicopter it crashed on the train tracks and the remainder of the helicopter along with its blade, flew in his direction and stopped inches away from his throat (Ethan Hunt is probably one of the luckiest American secret agents because that sort of thing never happens in real life).
Have you watched any of the five shows on my list?
Did any of them make you scratch your head?
Please feel free to share your point of view via my blog’s commenting section.
And, thank you for reading!