Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

Choose from the list below or scroll down to read them all: PURPLE HEARTSWEDDING SEASONTHE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY PURPLE HEARTS Two people getting fake married and then really falling in love is a romantic movie staple as old as celluloid. But getting fake married so one person can afford life saving prescriptions and pay … Continue reading Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

Against a bright orange purple and pink backround, Devi and the other teen main characters appear as cut out photos. Devi is at the center and the other characters (Fabiola, Eleanor, Paxton, Ben, Aneesa, and Des) are fanned around her. Above it says: FROM MINDY KALING Never Have I Ever SAME NERDS, NEW DRAMA

NEVER HAVE I EVER SEASON 3 (2022): Bounces Back From Its Sophomore Slump

Note: This review contains what some may consider mild spoilers. Never Have I Ever… seen a show recover so well from a sophomore slump. Okay, that's an exaggeration for effect. Plenty of other shows have come back from second season dips. Regardless, this season of Never Have I Ever is back to its first season … Continue reading NEVER HAVE I EVER SEASON 3 (2022): Bounces Back From Its Sophomore Slump

Emilia, Cucu, and Adela who all have thick curly hair, sitting in lawn chairs, dressed for the pool. Behind them is Victor with his arms crossed, looking down and smiling. Tropical plants and a yellow beach umbrella are behind him. Tagline: the American dream...pero not quite. max ORIGINAL GORDITA CHRONICLES

GORDITA CHRONICLES (2022): A Dream of Series…Crushed by Cancellation

Gordita Chronicles is a whole American Dream of a series, and it is an OUTRAGE and a CRIMINAL ACT that HBO didn't renew it for a second season. Hopefully, it will get picked up somewhere else. For now, we have ten glorious episodes of this smart, warm, funny, insightful show, which tells the story of … Continue reading GORDITA CHRONICLES (2022): A Dream of Series…Crushed by Cancellation

Anne, wearing a white dress, with her eyes closed and her right hand reaching up to Wentworth's stubbly face. Wenworth, in his blue with gold buttons Naval uniform, his lips just touching Anne's forehead. It says PERSUASION across the middle of the image. Sparse blades of grass are along the bottom.

PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

Allow me a moment to hoist up my petticoats before I wade on into the controversy surrounding Persuasion—Netflix's most recent Jane Austen adaptation—by saying that I didn't hate it. Go ahead, call me a heathen, but I'm generally not a purist when it comes to period pieces and enjoy the inclusion of a little camp, … Continue reading PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

A wide shallow river with sand bars that have many birds on them. The banks are covered with closely growing fir trees. In the background are mountains in show. Virgin River is in white letters.

VIRGIN RIVER SEASON 4: Better Than Last Season, But Beware of VRSO Syndrome

Virgin River Season 4 is here! And you know what that means. Yes, it's time again for us to gather round our screens and gorge our eyes on mountains of bucolic scenery, heaps of uneaten baked goods, and oodles of folksy charm mixed with soap operatic drama-rama. Fortunately, this season is definitely not worse—I think … Continue reading VIRGIN RIVER SEASON 4: Better Than Last Season, But Beware of VRSO Syndrome