Maybe you're reading this after gorging yourself on batch after batch of fluffy, sugary sweet Christmas rom-coms, each one piled high with tasty tropes. Delicious as they are, you're likely needing something that, while still delectably romantic, has a bit more complexity and heft to ease you out of the holidaze. Or perhaps you're just … Continue reading Review: WITH LOVE is the Perfect Binge-Watch Antidote to Your Holiday Binging
I'm sorry. Why is this show not getting more exposure? The Unusual Suspects—an Australian caper-heist-dramedy about women—stayed on my Hulu homepage juuuust long enough for me to binge all four episodes, and then—POOF—it disappeared into the crowded back alleys of streaming content. Even reviews of the series are few and far between. But that’s why … Continue reading Review: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Uses a Zany Premise to Talk About Universal Topics–And Succeeds Beautifully!!
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
(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
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”