XO, Kitty (2023) is a sweet expansion of the To All the Boys universe that manages to capture the often all-encompassing and multi-layered confusion of teenage matters of the heart, while still sometimes managing to strain, but never quite break, the limits of believability in other areas. Smartly, this series takes the characters outside the … Continue reading XO, KITTY: A Sweet Expansion of the TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Universe
QUEEN CHARLOTTE (2023): Long Live the BRIDGERTON Matriarchs
Welcome back, my far flung readers. You’ll forgive me if I am all in a flurry, it’s just the newest installment of BRRRRIDGERTON has landed in our Nextlix queues with the satisfying thump of more than 400 minutes of backstory and contextualization for our most beloved matriarchs of the ton. The series is called Queen … Continue reading QUEEN CHARLOTTE (2023): Long Live the BRIDGERTON Matriarchs
AM I BEING UNREASONABLE? (2022): Hilarious, Dark, Unexpected, Horrifying, Weird—and I Want More
Well, holy fucking fuck. Would I be unreasonable if I said that I can’t really tell you anything about the hilarious, dark, unexpected, horrifying, weird, and heartbreaking show Am I Being Unreasonable? (2022)? Except to say that thank the holy banana it's been given a second season? And that we clearly need to see more … Continue reading AM I BEING UNREASONABLE? (2022): Hilarious, Dark, Unexpected, Horrifying, Weird—and I Want More
RYE LANE (2023): A Glorious Rom-Com with Some Frenetic Editing
These two things are true: I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the romantic comedy Rye Lane (2023), but the somewhat frenetic editing, especially at the beginning, put me off to such a degree that I almost stopped watching. Just like one person’s tired clichés can be another's comforting throughlines, one person's edifying artistic interjections can be another's … Continue reading RYE LANE (2023): A Glorious Rom-Com with Some Frenetic Editing
WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.
I mostly know the star of Wellmania, Celeste Barber, from her hilarious and humanizing spoofs of celebrities' Instagram posts. For example, there could be a highly edited nude picture of the model Emily Ratajkowski where her arm is draped across her breasts while a pink, heart-shaped leaf perfectly covers her pubic area. Then, in a … Continue reading WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.