Savage Beauty is just one of the masterfully crafted pieces that Netflix has put together for this African season. The storyline is cleverly written, and the acting is high quality. The show’s creator Lebogang Mogashoa has put together a strong ensemble cast of Nthati Moshesh, Rosemary Zimu and Dumisani Mbebe.
-Savage Beauty review doesn’t contain any spoilers-
Savage Beauty Is Revolutionary Partially Because of Its Premise and Cast Thereafter
Billed as a story of dark secrets, corporate crimes and revenge against the rich and powerful, Savage Beauty does not disappoint. When you think you’ve figured out who to side with within this topical series, there is a significant plot twist that changes everything. The series, set against the backdrop of global beauty corporations, moves along slowly, but they are mostly character development scenes. There are moments when you feel the second lead is more interesting than the protagonist herself — but that’s probably because Rosemary Zimu shines everywhere she goes.
Netflix is gunning to leave its mark on the broadcasting community. The service’s original content is picking up steam in a big way. This started with the launch of House of Cards, then Stranger Things, and now Savage Beauty. On top of that, Netflix also provides South African users with more of what they want – fresh and new content relevant to their interests.
Savage Beauty is one of the most compelling series in recent times. The 6-part series is well-written and expertly produced, with a commendable set of actors and actresses. Here is a story involving corporate manslaughter, which makes sure to grip audiences.
Dysfunctional, Intoxicating and Disconnected – Savage Beauty Is Tricky Grounds
As viewers, we are angry with certain characters and drawn to others — this keeps us hooked on the series. What starts with a revenge plot soon takes an unexpected turn where it becomes much more than this. With more than two hours of content on Netflix, there is enough to keep you watching as you try to figure out what will happen next.
While Savage Beauty may appear dramatic and sensationalized, it is an accurate commentary on what happens behind the scenes of mammoth controversies. With many episodes and chapters, the South African series does well not to veer off too unbelievable of a plot and keeps its twists believable, which is vital for a viewing audience to relate.
Savage Beauty is a well-told feminist drama. While it does not boast the most flawless of stories, it does highlight how raw greed can be and how far some will go to feel rewarded. It is not an easy watch, but the thriller elements have hooked me to the series, and I look forward to seeing where Lebogang Mogashoa will take us.
Who Knew a Generational Drama Like Savage Beauty Could Be So Enthralling?
The more time I have to sit down and reflect, the more I realize that this creative work has been done for South African television. It is bringing a level of creativity back to our small screens that are being demonstrated in full-throated drama, and it’s been a good few years since we’ve had anything close to this calibre.
Savage Beauty is a powerhouse of a series incorporating two hundred years’ worth of history into an intricately woven plot. It challenges viewers to consider the impact of greed dripping from the fingertips of massive corporations whilst shedding light on current issues that face the world — this couldn’t be more topical.
If you are a fan of gangster, crime-related dramas, you should watch Savage Beauty. Although it’s not perfect, more things are going for it rather than against it. The show covers the “baddest” female lead character and her journey. Tangling plotlines and unexpected plot twists make Savage Beauty a nail-biter and a binge-watcher.
Stream it or Skip It?
This series is riveting and thrilling and will have you at the edge of your seat. Savage Beauty is a tale of revenge and lust for power. It’s gripping, dramatic, and never leaves you bored.
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