Review by Paris Jade
After the triumphant success of the To All The Boys I've Loved Before trilogy, Lana Condor works with Netflix again to bring you the limited series Boo, Bitch. Lana Condor's character, Erika, discovers she is now a ghost after a terrible accident involving a moose. She and her best friend, Gia (Zoe Margaret Colletti), must complete her unfinished business for her to move on.
This comedy is not the worst of its kind. It had a unique plot with some interesting twists and turns, and it also comes with a great cast. However, some of the writing just seemed to be trying a little too hard. There were times when Erika and Gia would say entire sentences in abbreviations, which felt utterly absurd. You can tell this show was most likely created by millennials who think they know exactly how Gen Z acts and talks when indeed they don't. It's another show where they try so hard to appeal to their audience with lingo and comedy and sort of lose touch with the actual story. The setup is great and executed well, but once we get to the middle of the story, you start to feel a bit sour towards our main character, which makes you not want to finish the show. Another thing is that it's a very predictable show. Just from that first episode, you'll immediately know how it ends, and nothing will come as a shock.
Regarding the cinematography of the show, multiple scenes looked very pretty. In particular, there is one that involves a garden with fairy lights. It made the whole scene look a bit more magical and felt similar to scenes in big-time romantic films. The costume design, however, was not its finest, and again felt like they were trying a little too hard to appeal to their target audience without doing enough research. It seems that they probably scrolled around on TikTok for a few hours and assumed they understood what Gen Z is all about. A few looks felt very now, but then others seemed like the characters were taken back to the 1990s. If it weren't for the extreme use of phones, technology, and talks of social media, you would definitely have to question what year the show took place.
Boo, Bitch is an acquired taste and a show that could be someone's guilty pleasure watch. It's good to see once, but when you finish it, you're done and will never think about it again.
Watch Boo, Bitch on Netflix July 8. All eight episodes reviewed.