Bright & Shiny Things To Watch (And a Few To Avoid) On The Solstice! Or Whenever Else You Want, Obviously!

Last year I wasn't sure I would review any Christmas movies. (I was going to write Holiday movies there, but there is no point pretending these movies are anything but full-on YuleTubing.) Oh, how the times have changed. This year I have watched and written about so many Christmas movies and shows that I'm concerned … Continue reading Bright & Shiny Things To Watch (And a Few To Avoid) On The Solstice! Or Whenever Else You Want, Obviously!

“The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!

At first glance, the premise of both the American and the Israeli version of The Baker and The Beauty (which is not a reality show as I, based only on the title, originally thought) seems as likely to crumble as a stale croissant, but, as the show progresses, it reveals some deliciously laminated layers that … Continue reading “The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!

“Upload”: The Bleak & Funny Look At The Afterlife You Didn’t Know You Needed

Don't let the soft edges, bright colors, well-timed jokes, and gentle romance fool you, the first season of Upload is a cynical and satirical look at a near-future class-based afterlife. And I mostly enjoyed the layers of  humor and bleak stories. Nothing—not even heaven—is quite as good as it as the advertisements make it look … Continue reading “Upload”: The Bleak & Funny Look At The Afterlife You Didn’t Know You Needed