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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

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I’m All In For “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

Is it weird that I almost feel like I don't have anything to say about the final installment of the To All the Boys trilogy? And I mean that in the best way possible. It's the right ending for the story, satisfying and bittersweet. What more needs to be said? (Spoiler: It turns out I … Continue reading I’m All In For “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

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”

Broadly Speaking, I Enjoyed “Broadchurch”

I watched the first season of Broadchurch ages ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure, it feels a little weird to say I enjoyed the experience of watching two detectives investigate a young boy's murder in an English seaside town, but someone else can write the 5,000 word think piece discussing why people find murder … Continue reading Broadly Speaking, I Enjoyed “Broadchurch”

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”