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These 5 Shows Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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

Invisible City is a Brazilian fantasy television series; it was created by Carlos Saldanha.

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!

2.) Mulan

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.

This actiondrama film premiered on Disney+ on Friday the 4th of September, 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).

3.) Batwoman

Batwoman is an American superherocrimemystery television series; it was created for The CW Television Network by Caroline Dries.

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

Dark Matter is a Canadian science fiction television series; it was created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie and it is also based on their comic book series, 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:

Dark Matter premiered on Space and Syfy on Friday the 12th of June, 2015.

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

Mission: Impossible was one of the most talked-about films back in 1996; this action-packed spy film was directed by Brian De Palma and it was produced by the star of the show — Tom Cruise.

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).

Final Thoughts

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!

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43 thoughts on “These 5 Shows Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

  1. The premise of Invisible City sounds similar to the premise of the game ‘Shadowrun’ and the books and video games that followed it. Long story short, it turns out elves, dwarves, etc… all were real and didn’t disappear, they were just trapped in human form when the last age of magic drew to a close. New age of magic starts, and they all revert to their ancestral races and live among people.

    Mulan… Well, it’s an OLD Chinese folk tale originally. Mayhap the real Mulan wasn’t as attractive as our dear actress?? 😀 I figure there has to be SOME basis in truth to it as Chinese culture is pretty misogynist. They wouldn’t have spun a tale like that just to glorify women.

    Batwoman: Kate Kane is a long standing character in the comic books. The TV show was somewhat poorly thought out and badly promoted though, along with suffering from some bad luck. Poorly thought out in terms of eliminating every other aspect of the Batman franchise except the house and goodies which Kate needed. That alienated a core part of their potential audience. Badly promoted in that it continually beat the drum that this is a lesbian show. People want to be entertained, not lectured about social justice when watching TV. The absolute irony is that having watched the show, I thought it handled the issue well. It’s clear that Kate is a lesbian (as in the comics), and while it’s a real part of her identity and the plots, it’s NOT the only issue and they don’t preach much.

    Oh and as for the bad luck… The reason Ruby Rose is gone is that she injured herself doing her some of her own stunts and fight scenes. Wrecked her back enough that she felt she had to step aside rather than risk further injury. You’re correct in that I think they’re leaving the door open for her possible return. Take it from somebody who’s been there (and still is to a degree), she’s got a long road back.

    Mission Impossible… No worse than most other action films nowadays. Impossible car stunts in Fast and Furious, completely unrealistic gun battles in John Wick, etc… It’s all about suspension of disbelief.

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  2. I loved Mulan! It is a Disney film so one has to believe anything they ask you to. Like talking cars ! Mission impossible is just that, impossible to believe but great entertainment like 007 movies. I prefer my entertainment to be fantasy, totally unbelievable but entertaining not depressing.

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  3. I watched most of the first season of Batwoman and I liked Ruby Rose. I’m not surprised that ratings have plummeted. Recasting the main character certainly does not bode well. I’ve been wanting to watch Mulan, just out of curiosity.

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  4. I have watched Mission impossible and Batwoman, both are interesting to binge watch but they leave one out in the dark because the message of each show is unclear!😅

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  5. Well, I’m right there with you on the one’s I’ve seen. Mulan was a major disappointment for me. Too many of their decisions didn’t make any sense. I watch Batwoman out of superhero obligation, but I secretly want it to be canceled (and hope the plummeting ratings will convince CW to do so). The first Mission: Impossible isn’t my favorite of the series, but it was very entertaining. I agree that the climax is a lot over the top than the rest of the movie. I’m sure if Tom Cruise had the chance, he’d recreate the scene with an actual helicopter blade coming inches to his throat.

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  6. I’m a huge fan of the Mulan myth, but as we don’t subscribe to Disney, I’ve not seen the latest version. Chinese lore has many warrior woman myths that are quite complex. One film I adore is the 1993 version of The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk with a subplot about the mother Miu Tsui-Fa (played by the brilliant Josephine Siao).

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  7. I’ve not watched any of them, Renard. The only ones that appeal to me are Invisible City and Dark Matter. Does Invisible City come with subtitles? I only ask because I’m not good at following a TV show that has English subtitles.

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  8. I liked Dark Matter. Also Killjoys: both premiered at the same time on Space in Canada. I haven’t watched Mulan: I’m still not convinced I want to acquire another streaming service although WandaVision is making that a hard resolution to hold. Invisible City sounds interesting. It’s cool, picking up shows from all over the world.

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    1. 🙂 The show “Killjoys” is one of my favourite science fiction shows.

      British actress, Hannah John-Kamen had me captivated with her accent. She even sounds sexy when she acts as an angry Yalena “Dutch” Yardeen.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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