We weren’t sorry at all Life is like Carlo And MonterossiDespite the fact that, especially for the experience of Carlo Verdone, there was no shortage of criticism. but with bang bang babythe TV series that will be released on Prime Video on April 28, the streaming platform Amazon has created what, in our opinion, is the first true masterpiece of Prime Made in Italy.
We’ve previewed the first 5 episodes out of 10, the episodes releasing on April 28th (the rest will be released on May 19th) and we’re very pleased with this production. We explain why in this review, where we allow ourselves even a little, very little criticism of this masterpiece bang bang baby.
What is bang bang baby
Let’s start with a chronological point of view: the series takes place in the eighties, namely in 1986. The hero is Alice Giammatio (Ariana Pecheroni), a high school student in Bussolengo, in the province of Verona, who in the first scenes we see a mafia take the oath of her strange parallel to the girl from the Big Ad Babol.
Alice lives with her mother, Gabriella Giamattio (Lucia Maschino), who also took her surname about ten years ago, her father Santo Maria Barone (Adriano Giannini) being shot dead while watching his wife and daughter ride. Her mother raised her alone, in a feminist and independent spirit, not without some difficulties but generally with a lot of affection.
One day, while at the electronics watch, Alice discovers that although her father is not dead, he has just been arrested for immorality after being found naked on the street. This discovery will upset her life more than she (and the public) can possibly imagine, because to see him she will reopen a closed chapter of her childhood, the chapter connected to her patriarchal family, a historical clan from the ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria who have moved to Milan dealing with corrupt politicians headed by the fearsome grandmother Lena (Dona) Romano) known as “Grandma Heroine” and not in the sense of heroes…
This will be followed by blood, sex, drunkenness, drugs, ’80s series, George Michael, Umberto Smiley, and many other things that we don’t reveal to you so you don’t get spoiled. Meanwhile, watch the official trailer for bang bang baby.
Why do you see Bang Bang Baby
The canons of the Italian TV series “De Mafia” have revolutionized lately ChristianSky TV series with Edoardo Pesce. Bang Bang Baby certainly can’t be defined as Christian’s “heir”, but in a sense he fits the same path, because he manages to mix genres and records with (unfortunately) a rare brilliance in the serial jigsaw of our country.
Comedy and drama alternate, sometimes even coexisting in the same scene. We laugh, there is tension, and there is also this kind of “effect”. Weird things“For reviving the ’80s with all that the national folk imagination of that era entailed (and those who lived through it probably very excited).
The plot runs fast but deep, the main cast and the supporting cast have never really outdone themselves, and by the way, the old-fashioned soundtrack is really great. In short, if we don’t give 10 to Bang Bang Baby, it’s only for fear of frustration at the end, and certainly not for the small note we move on to below.
Only the slightest flaw in Bang Bang Baby
So here we are at the only flaw in this series. A defect that few will notice, only those who have a certain knowledge of Calabrian dialects. Basically: the Barone and Ferraù clan must have been from the province of Reggio Calabria (judging from the license plate of cars), yet the dialect of the Calabrian champions sounds closer to Catanzaro or Cosentino than to Reggio.
Moreover, as someone will note, there is no shortage of linguistic contrasts, such as the alternation between “lauru” and “fatiga” and “travagliu”, or as Dona Romano betrays her Neapolitan character (or Rocco her Sicilian character). But, let’s be clear, such a minimal flaw does not in any way affect the quality of this great Italian production of Prime Video.