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Review: “Patriot” Was Not a Show I Expected to Like or Review, But Life is Full of Surprises

Please note: The last episode of Season 1 and much of Season 2 include many sequences filmed from the perspective of someone who has extremely blurry vision. There are also references to traumatic brain injuries and to people having their assistive devices and therapy dogs stolen, which, understandably, may be upsetting to watch. I wouldn't have … Continue reading Review: “Patriot” Was Not a Show I Expected to Like or Review, But Life is Full of Surprises

Review: “Lupin” Exquisite Escapism! Social Commentary! A Genetically Blessed Face! And One Thing That Annoyed Me Greatly!

By now you've probably either watched Lupin on Netflix or had someone in your life strongly suggest that you make time to watch it. If not, maybe consider getting new people in your life? I'm joking! But not really, because Lupin provides some exquisitely escapist and entertaining drama complete with heists, disguises, multi-layered deceptions, social … Continue reading Review: “Lupin” Exquisite Escapism! Social Commentary! A Genetically Blessed Face! And One Thing That Annoyed Me Greatly!

Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”

I read that it took Scott Frank, the writer and director of The Queen's Gambit, several decades to get backing for the series because studios worried chess was too boring. Really?!? Because I can think of two chess movies without trying. Plus, watching people play chess isn't that different from watching a sportsball you don't … Continue reading Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”

Things I Watched Without You: Women Getting Shit Done

Friends, I can't possibly review all the things I watch. Less because I watch so many things (though I most certainly do) and more because my brain only works a fraction of the time and writing reviews is harder than it looks (this is only sometimes true, but don't tell anyone). So, in an effort … Continue reading Things I Watched Without You: Women Getting Shit Done

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Should You Binge BRIDGERTON?

My Dearest Reader,  Before we discuss all the ins and outs of the Bridgerton series, please permit me a few questions. Firstly, do you enjoy period dramas? Secondly, can you suspend disbelief if said drama's historical interpretation allows for creativity? Thirdly, do you enjoy diversity, sex-positivity, strong women, and Genetically Blessed male bodies? If you … Continue reading Should You Binge BRIDGERTON?