Five reasons to watch ‘Top Boy’ on Netflix

Top Boy is a grimy yet honest film.
Top Boy is a grimy yet honest film.

If you’re not a series fanatic, then you might not be aware of the most talked-about series on Netflix right now. Top Boy, a UK-based film, looks at the grimy but honest side to living in Hackney East London, England. The film fictionalises Hackney and renames it ‘Summerhouse’.

Today, BUZZ will list five reasons why you should grab a bowl of popcorn and maybe a couple of your friends to binge-watch this series.

The script/storyline

With a strong storyline, Top Boy will have viewers glued to their screens.
With a strong storyline, Top Boy will have viewers glued to their screens.

Top Boy is one of the most real films that could ever come from London. The writer, Ronan Bennett, truly did a good job. If you’re into your critically acclaimed films or the element of surprise, then you might now be glued to the TV screens. The drama that sparks from the series’ storyline is the reason for its ‘hype’, and fans even go as far as to describe Top Boy as Starz’s Power on steroids.

The language 

The cast is made up of Jamaicans and Nigerians. But the Jamaican patois mixed with the English accent is simply divine.  

Lead actor is Jamaican

Lots of Jamaican phrases can be heard throughout the film.
Lots of Jamaican phrases can be heard throughout the film.

The lead cast member Dushane Hill (Ashley Walters) is of Jamaican heritage. In the new season, you will see where they incorporated elements of his Jamaican heritage in the film. Fun fact: he is Jamaican in real life.

Tackles crime

Top Boy gives its viewer a chance to get into the minds of criminals and see their day to day lives, ultimately showing that crime doesn’t pay.

Emotional

You might need tissues to wipe your eyes while watching Top Boy.
You might need tissues to wipe your eyes while watching Top Boy.

There are lots of guns and drugs, but Top Boy will certainly tug on your heartstrings. As the storyline develops, you will see how the killings affect the lives of the loved one who depend on these criminals for survival.

A bonus reason you should watch the series is for the playlist. Drake can also be given another round of applause for the soundtrack that is perfect for Top Boy. You can check out OVO Sounds for a complete listen.