Hollywood (2020)

Produced by Ryan Murphy

Starring David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jim Parsons,

As a movie fan, I always found interesting how movies were done before. The times where actors made contracts with movie studios and they held the real power in the movie industry. It was a different era and this miniseries is inspired by that time in motion pictures.

The series centers mainly on four characters who want to make it in the movie industry. Jack Costello is a war veteran with a pregnant wife and he comes to Hollywood to be an actor. He waits every morning at the gates to see if gets picked for an extra role for a movie. Camille Washington is a contract actress for the studio who wants to make a real role and not just those based on her race and her husband Raymond Ainsley is a director who is about to make his first film. And Archie Coleman who wants to be a writer. They all somehow find themselves together along with the wife of the head of the studio making a groundbreaking film.

I found the show interesting. I think the show exposes a lot of what I’m sure happened maybe behind the scenes and exposes it in a what-if scenario for those times. I won’t go into many details because I don’t want to spoil anything from the plot.

The main achievement for the show for me is that the characters are likable and as a viewer, I wanted to see the journey. The performances were good from the new actors to the veterans.

It is a 10 part miniseries available on Netflix.

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