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How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) - A Netflix Series that's Addictive

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

I went into How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) expecting something like the Euphoria series, but it turned out to be a much lighter series with great writing.

There is a lot of content connected to this series such as the real-life documentary of Maximillian Mundt on whom this is based and of course the "Buba" movie on Netflix. To ensure you enjoy the series, I recommend that you watch the series first and then watch the documentary named Shiny Flakes. (The documentary is grim, to say the least )

The Plot and Characters in How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

The story revolves around a duo of friends Leonard/Lenny and Moritz/Mo who inadvertently start a drug empire to help resolve a bind they're in. There's also Moritz's crush Lisa and his arch nemesis Dan and all their classmates.

Moritz and Lenny in How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

The series has a redemptive feel as the core of the series has a very Revenge of the Nerds meets 21 kinda vibe. The lead has the look of an underdog that you would root for in a movie. The background score throughout the series is really good as well. I love the cameo of Jonathan Frakes in the series because its so random that its funny.

Jonathan Frake's Cameo in How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

They don't focus as much on the effects the drugs have on a person, instead, they focus on the life of teenagers aspiring for the lives they want. Also, most of the main characters don't do drugs, including Lisa except for the one time at a house party.

The fact that the lead characters don't do any drugs themselves and the fact that they don't glorify the use of drugs is great. The jokes in the series are good and highly enjoyable with all the awkwardness from Moritz and Lenny.

Season 1

The most fun season of all three where Moritz and Lenny break out of their dork bubbles and into the cool clique. The feel of the first season is hopeful and youthfully optimistic without it being too over the top.

Buba with Moritz and Lenny in How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) Series

The dynamic between Lenny and Moritz is similar to that between Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in War Dogs. Except that Moritz who looks more like Miles Teller is the risk-taker and Lenny who is closer in appearance to Jonah Hill is the one who likes to play it safe.

Moritz Zimmerman reminds me of Better Call Saul if he didn't have to face the amount of danger that Jimmy McGill did. His appearance is a cross between Jesse Eisenberg and Miles Teller.

The journey of the drugs as they make their way through the logistics systems from the mailbox to the courier service and finally the end user is done well. The title theme is also very upbeat and the visuals of the dispersible tablet are really fun to watch.

When Buba's drugs don't sit well with the MyDrugs customers, they get deliveries from an anonymous commenter who has a unique way to drop off deliveries.

Season 2

Things get murkier and a bit darker in this season where Moritz makes friends with people from the underworld who have a soda factory as a front.

Lenny, Mo and Dan in How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) Series

While the corporate office of the soda factory looks like an average workspace the lower levels of the building where Moritz is invited to work are used to manufacture drugs of every variety from Molly and Ecstasy.

The Dutch Drug Manufacturers in How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

While Moritz' Dutch drug suppliers look stunning and are calm and composed, they are stone-cold killers who rule their empire with an iron fist.

Season 3

Madness ensues as Moritz goes on a solo journey in the drug world, getting in way over his head. Lenny and Dan cut ties with Moritz, and you see how crazy Moritz can get with the help of some Molly-spiked shot given by one of his classmates.

I like the scenes where Moritz pistol whips someone unsuccessfully and another where Lenny pushes Dan's hands up when the trio are held at gunpoint.

The finale is interesting and doesn't disappoint like other series in non-English languages such as the Ragnarok Season 3.

Should you watch it? Yes!

This is a really fun series that I would recommend for folks above 25 years and no younger, due to the sensitive nature of content. Apart from the minimum age requirement, this is a great series with good writing and amazing visuals.



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