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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”

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”