Ginny and Georgia laying on their stomachs with arms crossed in front of them, looking skeptically at each other. Title is above them.

GINNY & GEORGIA S2: Stomps Out the GILMORE GIRLS Comparisons, Gets Darker, Messier, More Interesting

CW: Self-harm, depression, disordered eating, domestic violence, gun violence. I like the way the second season of Ginny and Georgia, whether intentionally or not, crushes any remaining tired comparisons to the Gilmore Girls under it's heel like some discarded chili cheese fries from Luke's Diner. This season also dispenses with cute hideouts behind loose floorboards … Continue reading GINNY & GEORGIA S2: Stomps Out the GILMORE GIRLS Comparisons, Gets Darker, Messier, More Interesting

Miriam and Karl sitting at a low table in front a green store front eating food with chopsticks.

SACHERTORTE (2022): A Scrumptious Surprise of a Movie

This movie is like discovering you have one more of your favorite treats left than you thought. Or, it's like trying a variation of your favorite treat and realizing it's even more delicious than you thought possible. Whatever. My similes may not be watertight, but watching Sachertorte is definitely a delight. To a large degree, … Continue reading SACHERTORTE (2022): A Scrumptious Surprise of a Movie

Title image for Enola Homes. A teal door with a dappled glass window, which Enola is standing behind with her arms crossed. On it are the words Enola Holmes Detective Agency. At the bottom is the title.

ENOLA HOLMES 2: The Second Installment Nearly Outshines the First

Having settled into its characters and found its audience with the first movie, Enola Holmes 2 hits the ground running (literally and figuratively) and, in many ways, outshines its already wonderful predecessor. It’s a rare find in a sequel, and an even rarer find in a movie that runs a hair over two hours, but … Continue reading ENOLA HOLMES 2: The Second Installment Nearly Outshines the First

Promo poster. Emily in a pink frilly dress with a very long train sitting in a window that is open and overlooking Paris and the Eiffel tower. Her pink high heels are on the floor. Tourist season is over is at the top. Words at the bottom say A Netflix Series Emily in Paris

EMILY IN PARIS S3: Clatters Forward Like a Drunk American Abroad Wearing Platform Heels on a Parquet Floor

Oui, oui, bon chérie, we have arrived at Emily in Paris Saison 3, which is essentially tied together with loose threads from Emily's clothes, Genetically Blessed cheekbones, and the viewers' gristly determination to see this fucker through until the assuredly absurd end. A question before we dig further into this pile of, erm, episodes: Is … Continue reading EMILY IN PARIS S3: Clatters Forward Like a Drunk American Abroad Wearing Platform Heels on a Parquet Floor

A STORM FOR CHRISTMAS & I HATE CHRISTMAS: For When You Need Some Melancholy in Your YuleTubing

A STORM FOR CHRISTMAS If you, like me, spend part of every Yuletide bemoaning the end of the Norwegian series Home for Christmas, then you’ll likely be happy to see that A Storm for Christmas (which stars many of the same actors and has some of the same writers) has blown into Netflix just in … Continue reading A STORM FOR CHRISTMAS & I HATE CHRISTMAS: For When You Need Some Melancholy in Your YuleTubing