‘Hollywood’ on Netflix Might Be Too Raunchy Even for Jackson
Just like you, I have been starving for some more original content from all the streaming services that I have been reluctantly paying for every month. I'm the type to wait for other people to watch something new and then see everyone post their opinions on Facebook.
That's exactly what I did with the new series Hollywood on Netflix.
Here is the official trailer in case this is your first time hearing about it:
Initially, I thought this show was kind of trashy. It's sexually driven, especially in the first handful of episodes. It almost gets uncomfortable at some moments. I started watching it with friends and then finished it by myself.
It's loosely based on a true story and really dives into the dark side of Hollywood, at least what it used to be a couple of decades ago. It touches on racial and sexual inequality and doesn't hold back.
Now, here is where I get a little iffy. Darren Chris, an actor that got his first national spotlight on the television series Glee, is cast in this along with another TV star from the Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons, who is known for his iconic Sheldon character. Both actors really step outside of what we have come to know them for and for me, it makes it hard for their characters in Hollywood to be believable.
Overall, this series gets a B+ from me. It takes a few episodes to really hook you and gets a little too raunchy for my liking. It was well done otherwise. The plot really dives into just how corrupt the Hollywood world was.
I'd say if you want to watch it go ahead, but you may want to watch it alone.