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”

Why You Should Be Watching “Sex Education”

Sex Education has exactly the kind of energy I—and I would also argue you—need right now. The whole thing feels a bit like a John Hughes movie, but with far more empathy, humor, and insight. It's a simultaneously filthy and tender, formulaic and novel look at the lives of teenagers that is always delightful and … Continue reading Why You Should Be Watching “Sex Education”