Grand Army is the next offering from Netflix in the teen space, as the platform has been dishing out shows in this region at will. The series arrived on the platform on the 16th of October.
What is the story about?
Grand Army does start off well with some bold and striking visuals to accompany the areas that the story touches. However, what seems solid at first doesn’t keep up the momentum throughout, with the boldness of the show also making it a bit too melodramatic and tough to watch. As the episodes progress, almost every problem that a teenager faces is brought into the fore, and that’s where it feels like it is cramming too much into the picture. There are sparks of positivity here and there, and that’s what upholds the show until it reaches the end. Hopefully, the second season will have better character development.
Odessa A’Zion as Joey Del Marco does a great job in the role of the protagonist, with Keara Graves offering good support throughout. The duo eat up most of the attention, and rarely give time to the others to make a mark. However, Amir Bageria as Sid did indeed pull off a slightly tough role.
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Technically, there is not much to say about this series which was basic and fit the bill as required.
The way the series starts and the number of topics that it discusses.
Did I enjoy it?
Do I recommend it?