VOD news 13/22: ‘Pachinko’, the paradox of the existential soap opera

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VOD News brings you the best releases of the week on Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+… And, following the path that passes through valleys and mountains, we descend in a fairly slow week on the whole, even with the honorable exception of Pachinko… and a little more.


Surprise, therefore, that Pachinko leave the Apple TV + catalog, unlike what happens with Netflix, not because of its quality, but because of its quantity, although right now it has six series on the air.


It will be short: Pachinko is the serial adaptation of the homonymous novel by Korean-American writer Min Jin Lee, a finalist for the United States National Book Awards and a New York Times bestseller. This Pachinko television, however, is one hundred percent Korean and maintains the high quality standard to which the country’s audiovisual fiction has accustomed us in recent years.

Pachinko is also a game similar to pinballbut do not expect a rehash of the the squid game or of dr brainthe other and also highly recommended South Korean Apple TV+ series: Pachinko It is a drama with a costumbrista style that as an adaptation of the novel is not exciting, but as a series it is, and in fact there are already those who dare to put it on the podium of the best of the year.


We continue with Disney +, which also has a striking premiere to its credit, this one for all audiences, in addition to a handful of interesting additions to the catalog in which there is a bit of everything.

Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck

I will be shorter if possible: Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck is… a new animated film from the popular franchise of 20th Century Studios, which is still a subsidiary of Disney. This time the protagonist is Buck, whom you may remember from the last installments for being that half Rambo, half Gollum weasel. All in all, the six years that have passed since the previous film do not seem to have been enough to make something drinkable, judging by the almost unanimous categorization of garbage that specialized critics are putting on it.

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  • unknown parallels (T1). “The lives of four teenagers are seriously altered when a mysterious event separates them and sends them to parallel dimensions.”

Enter catalog:

  • Atlas of cursed places (T1)
  • Fire cars
  • Challenger: Recordings of the tragedy
  • City of Angels: City of Death (T1)
  • Climate change
  • The incident (T1)
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Sing-Along (T1)
  • Tammy Faye’s eyes
  • MASH
  • beyond the magic (T1)
  • It was not my fault (T1)
  • Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U
  • Lost
  • Surviving the Mount St. Helene Disaster
  • This Is U.S. (T1-T6)
  • A couple of three

Amazon Prime Video

It is the turn of Amazon Prime Video, which also comes with a recent premiere under its arm, as well as a handful of other more or less interesting things that come into the catalog.

The grandmother

The premiere is another film, although it has nothing to do with the previous one. The grandmother was released in theaters at the end of January and is available now on Prime Video. This is the latest film by Paxo Plaza, responsible for the franchise of REC and a few more movies like who kills with iron, Veronica, Romasanta, hunting the beast… Yes, this is terror. Decrepit terror, to be exact.

Enter catalog:

  • 6 days
  • American Ultra
  • Penthouse without elevator
  • Candyman
  • Drinking in Ireland (T1)
  • Dersu Uzala (The Hunter)
  • the valley of lanterns
  • I’ll spit on your grave
  • Gosford-Parkour
  • heirs of the night (T1)
  • jane eyre
  • Land of Mine (Under the sand)
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Metallica: Cunning Stunts
  • Christmas, good or family?
  • Fifteen, the documentary
  • This Is Us (T6)
  • All the good things
  • A room with a view
  • Victor Crowley

hbo max

We are finishing the weekly review with HBO Max, which premieres some other thing without too much depth, as it is shown that not even a trailer has been presented Minxand among what stands out the most is the second season of The Flight Attendant.

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  • Minx (T1). “Minx is set in 1970s Los Angeles and centers on Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), an enthusiastic young feminist who joins forces with a trashy editor (Jake Johnson) to create the first women’s erotica magazine.”
  • Starstruck (T2). “Jessie, an aimless millennial, sleeps with Tom Kapoor, unaware that he is one of London’s most famous movie stars. Together they must face the awkward morning after their meeting and the complications that arise after it.
  • The Flight Attendant (T2). “Story about how a life can change in just one night. Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes up in her hotel room hung over with a body next to her, but she doesn’t remember what happened.
  • Teen Titans Go! (T7). “Robin Starfire Raven Beast Boy and Cyborg star in this comedy.”

Enter catalog:

  • 1944
  • bridge and tunnel (T1)
  • almost 40
  • From India to Paris in an Ikea wardrobe
  • The good side of things
  • Hannibal, the origin of evil
  • the dinner of the idiots
  • The king’s decision
  • the shadow of the past
  • the hateful eight
  • black butterfly
  • Mia and the white lion
  • My Little Pony: The Movie
  • Not even in dreams
  • Pompeii
  • seven psychopaths
  • Slow Burn (T1)
  • We only have to dance
  • Solomon Kane
  • spring breakers
  • The Comeback (T1-T2)
  • The intervention


And we finish with Netflix, which this week reduces its releases to a minimum and does not do it for compelling reasons either, except for the mediocrity of The Bridgertons, whose popularity is on the other hand undeniable and is back with a second season; or 800 metersa new documentary about 11-M.

More exclusive content:

  • 800 meters. «On August 17, 2017, Spain suffered two terrorist attacks perpetrated by young people supposedly integrated into Spanish society. How could something like this happen?
  • Ephemeral as the cherry blossom. “A young aspiring photographer falls in love with a peppy hairdresser. And the future seems to smile on them…until a twist of fate changes everything.
  • Final Space (T3). “After meeting a friendly planet-destroying alien, a human prisoner in space embarks on an interstellar adventure to save the universe.”
  • Jeff Foxworthy: The Good Old Days. “Jeff reminisces about the days when everything was easier as he talks about aging, texting and sex education. Then he shares an anecdote about an old tour. »
  • The Bridgertons (T2). “Based on the celebrated novels by Julia Quinn, the series chronicles the lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings as they search for love and happiness in London’s high society.”
  • The principles of pleasure (T1). “Sex, joy and modern science come together in this illuminating series that celebrates the complex world of female pleasure and debunks the most recalcitrant myths.”
  • Transformers: BotBots (T1). “The BotBots come out to play when the mall lights go out! This gang of fun everyday objects transform into robots at closing time.”
  • A safe place. “A terminally ill single mother meets a nice bachelor as she grapples with the future of her headstrong six-year-old son.”

Enter catalog:

  • C’est la vie
  • Corpse
  • Pyaar Ka Punchnama

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