“Holidate” is More of a Holidon’t

Unless it is also your solemnly sworn duty to watch as many Netflix romantic comedies as possible, I think you can safely skip Holidate. Alternatively, you could find someone with the skills to edit together the handful of charming moments, thus saving yourself from slogging through the entire hour and forty-four minutes just for the … Continue reading “Holidate” is More of a Holidon’t

“Emily in Paris” Is Best Left To The Experts

This show is not for amateurs. Like, if you mostly stick to "prestige television" or you have ever uttered the phrase, "I just don't have time for watching TV," then you may not be ready for Emily in Paris. That's right. I said not ready. Let me explain. I feel this is a series specifically … Continue reading “Emily in Paris” Is Best Left To The Experts

“Sweet Magnolias”: Too Much Or Just Enough Schmaltz?

I wasn't sure I was going to make it through the first episode of Sweet Magnolias, let alone all ten episodes, but I persevered (meaning I couldn't deal with expending the effort to find something else to watch) and I wasn't entirely sorry I did. Look, does this show sometimes feel like parts of it … Continue reading “Sweet Magnolias”: Too Much Or Just Enough Schmaltz?

Meh. You Could Do Worse Than Watching “Off the Menu” But You Could Also Do Better

One of my most enduring memories of Santino Fontana as Greg on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is his funny and sad song "Settle For Me." In it he croons, "I know I'm only second place in this game, but, like two percent milk or seitan beef, I almost taste the same." And, even though in reality I … Continue reading Meh. You Could Do Worse Than Watching “Off the Menu” But You Could Also Do Better