Equal parts odd and equal parts surreal, Brand New Cherry Flavor is Netflix’s latest entry into the horror genre. To say that that the series is weird is an understatement. It is unlike any other witchy shows like Discovery of Witches or even The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. It has a lot of eye-gouging, blood, animal harm, and a lot more nudity than your average witchy or magic shows. Folks, this ain’t Harry Potter. As much as it was disturbing to watch a noseless Voldemort terrifying Harry, the Netflix series takes the weirdness level higher. In one scene, the main character, Lisa Nova, coughs up kittens, which the witch Boro needs to survive! YIKES!
What is the series about?
The oddball horror series follows Lisa Nova, who comes to Los Angeles in the early 90s to make her mark in Hollywood with her movie Lucy’s Eye. She meets the hotshot director, Lou Borke, who is more interested in her than her film. When she rebukes his advances, Borke decides to sabotage Lisa. An angry Lisa reaches out to Boro, a witch she encountered at a party. Things start getting witchier and stranger from here on.
Brand New Cherry Flavor is based on the popular Todd Grimson’s novel of the same name.
- Rosa Salazar as Lisa Nova
- Catherine Keener aa Boro
- Eric Lange as Lou Borke
- Jeff Ward as Roy Hardaway
- Manny Jacinto as Code
- Daniel Doheny as Jonathan Burke
- Mark Acheson as Pierre
Brand New Cherry Flavor on Netflix reviews
Teen Vogue writes: “Brand New Cherry Flavor also touches on facets of magic that don’t often get attention. For people whose knowledge of magic runs more to Harry Potter than The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show may be hard to follow at times. But it gets a lot right about what real-life magic is actually like, functioning almost like a grimoire for beginner witches.”
Decider calls the show weird for “weirdness sake”, says: SKIP IT. “Brand New Cherry Flavor has its high points, but its story isn’t unique enough and its weirdness seems like the free-floating kind that makes most viewers scratch their heads at what they’re seeing.”
So given these reviews, will you stream Brand New Cherry Flavor on Netflix?