Stolen Youth, Party Down: Our top TV show picks for February 2023
In 2020, news broke that a man named Larry Ray had been arrested for running a “sex cult” on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College, a private liberal arts institution in Yonkers, New York, just north of the Bronx. Stolen YouthDirected by Zachary Heinzerling (McCartney 3,2,1) picks up the story from the beginning, when Sarah Lawrence student Talia Ray first asks if her father can sleep on her roommate’s couch, and stays with it until the brutal end, when the psyches of a handful of young people were completely destroyed. In total, Stolen Youth: In the Cult at Sarah Lawrence presents one of the clearest depictions of cultic indoctrination ever captured in documentary film.
Everyone is talking about: Physical: 100
Stream on: Netflix
In recent years, Netflix has found success with both Korean-language scripted offerings and reality TV competition programs. So it was only natural that one day the leading streamer would combine the two. That’s where Physical: 100 come in. This weekly reality competition, produced by South Korean broadcaster MBC and distributed by Netflix, brought together 100 muscular people to take on challenges to test and find the “ideal human physique.”
Physical: 100 Quickly establishing itself as a hit, Netflix reported that by its fourth week it had become the most popular non-English language show on its servers. Much of its success is due to the colorful cast of real-life characters, all striving to be who it is Physical: 100 Master. From zombie choreographer Jeon Young to MMA fighter Sexyama to American-born baseball player Dustin Nippert, there was no shortage of intriguing competitors. Don’t you wanna find out somehow who won?
The Best of Britain: The Gold
Stream on: BBC iPlayer, ITVX (UK only)
From the author of an excellent Scottish dark comedy thriller FaultNeil Forsyths The gold tells the story of the 1983 Brink’s Mat heist in six episodes. As well as being a retelling of true events, Forsyth’s drama has much to say about the British class system and the villains on both sides of the social divide. It’s a slowly built drama that reaches deep into the network of criminals and cops affected by the heist.
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