Turn of the Tide is a series about a boy finding hope in a land where there was no hope. The story starts on July 2021 when Eduardo can be seen taking care of his dad who has a cataract and thus very low vision. He visits the hospital with his father so that the latter can get eye surgery, but due to the mix-up of the dates, his dad couldn’t receive the treatment. The boy knew that he had potential but couldn’t achieve it due to the limited resources. So, wanting to achieve more in his life, he applied for a visa to the US which got rejected.
We’re then introduced to Silvia, a friend of Eduardo’s who also had high ambitions but was unable to take steps to achieve something good in her life. In the introductory scene in which these two are shown together in a movie rental shop, I noticed chemistry but was left disheartened that Silvia was romantically involved with someone else. A group of four, Silvia, Eduardo, and two others went to dream of a world full of hopes not knowing its consequences.
While an Italian mafia’s ship was near their island, there came an unprecedented storm due to which they lost control of the boat and had no idea about their location. Stuck in a situation like this, these two men are seen fighting with each other when they should have been fighting for each other. After deciding that they’ll save their life instead of the cargo they were carrying (which was kilos of cocaine), they washed up the shore of the island where Eduardo lived with the others. The cocaine boxes fell into the ocean and as a result of the waves, they came near the shore of the same.
The locals went crazy after realizing what was in those boxes and started collecting the same. Eduardo also collected many boxes with hopes of getting a new life and getting his father treated. He also involved his group. Little did they know that the Italian mafia and the Police is also after the same cargo. The question that remains to be answered in the rest six episodes is how will the Police catch the cargo and what will the Italian mafia do to this bunch of young people who’ve stolen his cocaine. And, we all know how it is gonna end.
I didn’t like Turn of the Tide that much because for me things were very predictable right from the start. After watching half of the first episode, you’ll come to know what this show is going to be about. There was no element of suspense or any action that could have excited the audience to watch the rest of the show. Jose Condessa as Eduardo had the burden on his shoulders to make the whole series a success, and the man didn’t leave any stone unturned to achieve the same. It is often the plot that cheats the hard work of actors making their every effort worthless.
We all know what happens when one day kilos of cocaine belonging to an Italian mafia washes up the shore of a poor island. Some people get lucky and get their hopes high thinking that they’ll be able to make a lot of money by selling the drugs. But, do the mafias let their stock remain in the hands of people like these? We’re talking about Italian mafias who’re known to be ruthless. If you take their belonging, they’ll make sure to get them back until they’ve taken everything from you. The same happened in Turn of the Tide. Poor storytelling and a foreseeable plot ruined this series for me and so it’ll do for others who’ve decided to give it a watch.
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