Every so often, Netflix releases a new, twisty series that captivates the attention of people around the world. Examples include "House of Cards", "You", and "Black Mirror". They're all critically-acclaimed, and have raked in millions of dollars for Netflix. Recently, in partnership with Warner Brothers, Netflix released a new show called "What If?", and needless to say, the reception has not been what they had planned.
The shows goal is to explore what happens when good people start doing bad things. Each season will be based off of a new moral dilemma, and the consequences that can stem from one crucial decision.
Season one follows Lisa-Ruiz Donovan, an innovator that is trying to get her new biomedical company off the ground. As her company is finally about to go underwater, it's saved by billionaire Anne Montgomery. Anne's business strategy is that you must prioritize your business and success "at all costs", as her book is so fittingly titled. Sounds interesting, right? According to critics, not so much.
Critics argue the show is too much like a soap opera, and that it simply doesn't pack the punch that most Netflix shows do. I disagree. This ten episode season always captivated my attention, and kept my heart racing wondering what twisted and manipulative thing Anne Montgomery was going to do next. If you like shows with a powerful female lead, this is for you. If you like shows that help you experience awful things that you would never do yourself but want to experience, this is for you. Or, if you're just bored and need something new to watch, then this is definitely for you.