The sequel to Sky High, Sky High: The Series, follows Sole, Ángel’s widow, as she tries to lead his gang independently and command the respect of people around her. The series is now streaming on Netflix.
Ángel crashing his car at the end of the film results in his death. Sole, his widow, is left to take care of their son all by herself. She takes charge of Ángel’s gang, and she wants to do things her way without the interference of her father, Rogelio.
Sole decides to work with Mercedes despite the warnings of her father. On top of that, Duque sends a spy, Fernan, to infiltrate Rogelio and Sole’s circle and gather evidence against them. With time, Fernan starts working with Sole and gets close to her.
Estrella’s cousin, Rosa, also keeps a close eye on Sole, as she wants to discover the reason behind her cousin’s death. Rosa needs access to Mercedes’s house, so she starts dating her daughter, Marta.
The job is still the same, but the stakes are higher. With new people and relationships in the mix, Sole needs to find a way to become a successful leader as well as find answers to the questions that are still haunting her.
There is a huge difference between Asia Ortega’s portrayal of Sole in the film and in the series. While she was on the sidelines in the film, she adapts and becomes the center of attention in the series; she seems like a woman ready to do what is necessary in order to become the boss.
While the characters iterate on several occasions that Mercedes is a cunning woman, Patricia Vico does not quite convince the audience of that. Mercedes then appears to be an ordinary woman who cannot be feared.
Similarly, Luis Tosar as Rogelio fails to look dangerous, even though he plays the part of a criminal who should be feared. Álvaro Rico as Fernan gives an average performance throughout the show; there is nothing extraordinary about it.
Alana La Hija del Jeque, who plays the part of Rosa, gives an adequate performance; while she does not embody Rosa’s desperation, she at least manages to look a little mysterious in the beginning and even a little charming when she is with Marta.
The heists in the show were better than the heists in the movie. The show somewhat managed to make them look different, especially the museum heist, which, albeit short, was still entertaining.
Although Sole is the protagonist, she is given the space to not make the right choices all the time. The road to the top is full of lies and betrayals. While she never abandons her people, she does participate in immoral acts to get what she wants; the audience knows that she is now ready when she kills without hesitation.
The ending of the show is extremely disappointing. While Sole does escape the police, it was neither surprising nor did it establish her as the leader that she had been trying to become throughout the show. It seems like the show ended without a proper conclusion.
Similar to the film, the show’s plot is crooked and not very clear; the only fact that is clear is that the police are essentially useless in the show. Apart from that, there were scenes that served no purpose and were forced into the narrative.
The show fails to keep the audience invested at all times; it lacks the excitement that a crime thriller should have. Additionally, it is very easy to lose interest when the show loses sight of its central conflict.
Sky High: The Series is not a gripping crime thriller as one would expect it to be. While this sequel is a little better than the film, it is still not very good by any means. The audience should not expect much if they choose to give this show a chance.
Sky High: The Series
Director: Daniel Calparsoro
Date Created: 2023-03-15 22:07
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