Florida Man (2023) Series: Feel-Good Tale Of A Go-Getter Woman

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Florida Man series narrates a feel-good tale of a go-getter woman Delly. However, it is about the ex-cop Mike Valentine (Édgar Ramírez) and his misadventures in Florida state.

We all have heard about the famous/infamous Florida Man memes. In a way, this Florida Man series pays an ode to the persona made popular on the internet. About a decade ago, the Florida Man Twitter (X) account was created in 2013 by magazine editor Freddie Campion. The said social media (X) account quickly rose to online fame. However, as of now, this (X) account has been retired, permanently. Now, let us talk about this crime show.

Synopsis of the Florida Man (2023) Mini Series

Under the sun. Under the gun.

It is a new limited series from creator Donald Todd that follows a struggling ex-cop Mike Valentine (Édgar Ramirez) forced to return to his home state of Florida to find a Philly mobster’s runaway girlfriend Delly West (Abbey Lee). What should be a quick gig becomes a wildly spiralling journey into buried family secrets, and an increasingly futile attempt to do the right thing in a place where so much is wrong.

A spoiler-free review of the Florida Man (2023) Mini Series

About the “Florida Man” title of the show

According to the Netflix network, the title of this mini-series is made popular by hilarious memes on the said Twitter account. However, not only this Twitter account but many other social media users turned struggling real-life individuals with limited access to resources into a laughingstock – the memes for public consumption and humiliation.

In case you wish to learn more about this particular meme character, go ahead and Google “Florida Man and [your birthday]” to see which headlines were published the day you were born about the same.

A brief note about the state of Florida in the USA

While reading about the USA’s sunshine state – Florida, we learnt that Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León landed there in 1513. He named this territory La Florida (it means ‘The Flower’ in Spanish) and so it has remained under Spanish influence. Then about three centuries later in 1845, it achieved statehood.

After that, it started to attract more settlers by marketing itself as an untouched territory covered with nature and swamps. So, in the late 19th and early 20th century, this state attracted many new immigrants. In popular US culture, this state is infamous for being state-infested with crimes and criminals both in news media as well as in social media. So much so that even comedic shows are built around this state.

[Florida is] giant cockroach-choking, hazard-infested, Hooters-dining, reptile-abusing, Everglades-draining, election-ruining, stripper-motorboating, ball-sweat-scented, genitalia-shaped, 24-hour mug shot factory.

Jon Stewart’s video in Comedy Central

And this seems like an unnecessary and avoidable rant.

The basic story of this mini-series

Now, let us get back to the story of this limited series.

Mike’s murky past catches after his mobster boss orders him to return to his hometown in Florida state on a personal assignment. It was supposed to be a simple straightforward task for Mike, yet he continues to stumble from one challenge at times, to another in this complex state.

Meanwhile, the fugitive girlfriend Delly (Abbey Lee) carries on planning and scheming. She wants to permanently escape from the tight clutches of the mobster boss Moss Yankov.

You know, this series is a story of a go-getter and smart woman – Delly West – the Florida Woman. In this crime series, she is surrounded by gun-toting dangerous men. Can she outthink and outsmart all those shady people around her? Can she get what she wishes in life, including the yellowish (wink-wink – a hint) flower bouquet loved by women folks? Who will succeed in the end? That is the crux of this story, with quite a few twists and turns in it.

The conclusion

One does not have to strain too much of brain cells to watch this mini-series. We enjoyed the antics of the so-called men of Florida. In a way, it is a fairly decent option for the marathon watch. So, this limited series is a good time-pass entertainment option on any given holiday or weekend.

Florida Man (2023) Mini Series:- ratings

FM’s rating3.35/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date25% Tomatometer & 83% Audience Score
Isabel Parigi / Rotten TomatoesIt is nothing groundbreaking but will make for a fun watch on a rainy day.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Florida Man (2023) Show.

Poster of the Florida Man (2023) Mini Series

Florida Man (2023) Show – poster.

Key details of the Florida Man (2023) Mini Series

GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Original languageEnglish (USA)
Age-restrictionsA (18+)
Season & EpisodesOnly one season, as it is a limited series with Seven (7) episodes.
ReleasedApril 2023
CreatorDonald Todd
Cast: Edgar Ramírez, Abbey Lee, Otmara Marrero, Emory Cohen, Lex Scott Davis, etc.
TaglineSome Places Just Reel You In.
About – Florida Man (2023) Show.

Teaser of the Florida Man (2023) Mini Series

Official trailer – Florida Man (2023) Show | YouTube.

If you like crime shows like this one from the USA, then check out the Justified-City Primeval article on our FM, too.

Featured & Other Images: Florida Man | Netflix.

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