Cracow Monsters (Krakowskie potwory) is a drama-fantasy TV series created by Kasia Adamik and Olga Chajdas and stars Barbara Liberek, Stach Linowski, and Andrzej Chyra, alongside other cast members. The series has 8 episodes, each with a runtime of around
Netflix describes the series as:
A young woman haunted by her past joins a mysterious professor and his group of gifted students who investigate paranormal activity — and fight demons.
– Cracow Monsters review does not contain spoilers –
Dark and dreary Cracow Monsters starts quite interestingly. With tons of sex and booze and the promise of a big-mouthed monster lurking behind dreams. There’s something off-putting about Aleksandra, our protagonist who has dreams of gaping women. Anyway, things start to get more interesting after she gets into Professor Zawadzki’s class. He knows something that we are unaware of, something that maybe has a connection to a weird idol that is being excavated right as he’s following his prospective student.
Without going into any details, Cracow Monsters is such a bizarre watch. Until you don’t have any of the answers, you are left to wonder what is actually going on in this show. Things happen all of a sudden without much notice or reason and you have to soak them up and remember them so that you can make the connection. Regardless of how bizarre the story might be at first, it’s crazy enough for you to be glued to your screen. What exactly is going on here? The answers are far between.
To enjoy a series such as Cracow Monsters, suspension of disbelief is essential. Without foregoing any and all notions of reality, it is impossible to even sit through this series. Even with that attitude, however, the fantasy series drags through most of its runtime. It goes down almost familiar routes. You will be able to relate back to other popular and not-so-popular shows.
Personally, I felt bored through some of the runtime. I felt like it dragged due to its sluggish pace and a series with these as larger than life as this, that shouldn’t be an issue. But it is. It takes so much time in each and every situation, even in situations where the extra time is absolutely unnecessary. You sit there watching something that should’ve been dealt with 5 minutes ago.
Either way, at least the series has some really dark moments. Moments that will make you sit up and take notice. Moments that might even haunt you. It twists and turns quite deliciously and, as I said before, there are answers there if you are able to find them. Cracow Monsters is a good watch, albeit a bit boring sometimes.
Summing up: Cracow Monsters
Cracow Monsters is a formidable watch. With absolutely bizarre things happening every other minute, an insane runtime and equally horrible situations, this one’s not going to be for everyone. Keep in mind that it’s pretty slow-paced sometimes and it should be fairly interesting to manoeuvre through.
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