Carla Gugino (San Andreas) stars as badass world-class thief Daisy “Jett” Kowalski in the stylish and sexy Cinemax® crime series Jett. Fresh out of prison, Jett tries to stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of her child, but when powerful crime lord Charlie Baudelaire (Giancarlo Esposito) enlists her for a jewel heist in Cuba that will see her reunited with a former flame, Jett goes back to doing what she does best. In Season 1, over the course of nine episodes filled with action, suspense and plot twists, Jett deals with the fallout of the heist as she deftly navigates shifting loyalties while trying to protect her daughter.

Studio: HBO Studios
Year: 2020
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Run time: 518 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: DVD9
Region: A

JETT is outstanding. As is Carla Gugino’s performance. I commend Sebastian Gutierrez on creating a captivating, pulpy noir piece. The complex character relationships, snappy dialogue and unexpected plotting only deepen a series that, on first viewing, may appear nothing more than a slick and mildly diverting vanity project. It’s FAR more than that.

Remove potential external distractions, dim the lights a little, pour yourself a large glass of red and put your troubles on hold for nine hours. A wandering mind may give up during the first episode and it’s probably not a good idea to watch when tired (a mistake I made on first viewing). There’s plenty of backstory, a non linear narrative and a handful of (seemingly) minor and (seemingly) inconsequential characters to indulge in that will really demand full attention for max enjoyment. You’ll have more fun with JETT if you go in deep and let it surprise you. It’s so worth your time.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Final Thoughts

Please give JETT all the love it deserves. One season just isn’t enough. Carla Gugino as JETT makes for insanely good TV.
Overall Rating: 9/10