Summer Heat Review 2022 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
This series is somewhat of a disappointment as a Netflix production set in Brazil, since that combination came up with the precious gem that is Kissing Game (Boca a Boca). Granted: totally different genres and purposes, but still: Netflix teen stories set in Brazil.
Summer Heat wants to be part of the “teen shennanigans with a touch of sentimentality set in scenic landscapes” slice of the market, but it can barely balance as a stale raisin on top of that slice.
The only merit of the show is the talent of some of its cast – namely the veteran Giovana Lanceloti and newcomer Gabz. But neither one of them has much to do other than seemingly tell us: “Hey, look! The camera loves us! And that’s all that the makers of this show seem to care about!”
With its uninspired, incoherent and dull plot, insufferable and unidimentional characters, muddled themes and absolutely incongruent tones, it wants to be way too many things at once and fails miserably at all of them.
But the greatest mistake an unpretentious escapist show, full of young attractive people in love, set in a lush tropical beach, can make is not to be cliché or low quality. That’s almost part of the fun, a lot of the times. The one thing it cannot afford to do is to be boring. And that this is, to death.
Auto-pilot direction we can take. Forced melodrama? Quite often. Characters behaving in annoying ways? Forgivable. But at episode 2, everytime the character Yasmin popped up on the screen, my mind just automatically went: “Okay. I don’t even know if you’re gorgeous anymore because, can we please never see you again?”
If you’re looking to spend a few hours looking at attractive young people and lush sceneries to pass the time, go for silly but watchable rom-coms like Resort to Love, or teen shows like Free Rein instead.