Title THIS WAY UP in pink letters superimposed over Aine, wearing a green bathing suit, and Shona, wearing a black bathing suit, sitting inside a sauna with the glass door pushed open. Both women are very sweaty and their white skin is bright red.

Review: Make THIS WAY UP Season 2 Your Next Binge Watch

The first thing I thought when I started watching Season 2 of This Way Up was, I hope we get to watch Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan as arguing, supportive, joking, somewhat co-dependent sisters until they're well into old age. I like to imagine all the ways the act will get richer, funnier, more nuanced, … Continue reading Review: Make THIS WAY UP Season 2 Your Next Binge Watch

Stadium seats from far away. Most of the seats are blue, but select ones are red to spell out Ted Lasso. Ted Lasso is just visible sitting in a seat at the bottom of the D.

Review: Let Season One of “Ted Lasso” Rope You In

(My insincerest apologies for the pun in the title.) Talking about the show Ted Lasso makes me want to speak in clichés. Big-hearted and optimistic! Full of charm! Root for the underdog! Teamwork makes the dream work! It's not about who wins or loses! Okay, that's about enough of that. But the show really does … Continue reading Review: Let Season One of “Ted Lasso” Rope You In

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”

Profile of two women. Their gloved hands hold a paper with the words Lady Whistledown's Society Papers at the top.

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?

Come On Back To “Virgin River”

Well, hello there! And welcome back to Virgin River, where the scenery is stunning and the romance is thwarted at every turn! That's right, friends, the second season of Virgin River has arrived and it's got darker plot lines, manly secrets, sexy-times encounters, fully expected twists and turns, and an amount of competition between women … Continue reading Come On Back To “Virgin River”