Friends, a couple of months ago this show pulled me out of a total streaming funk. Oh, sure I have a long list of promising movies and shows, but everything I started watching made my eyeballs roll and my brain drift. I just couldn't settle, and within five minutes I'd start looking for something new. … Continue reading Review: LOVE, VICTOR Season 1 (Probably) Algorithmically Guaranteed To Break A Streaming Funk
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
At first glance, the premise of both the American and the Israeli version of The Baker and The Beauty (which is not a reality show as I, based only on the title, originally thought) seems as likely to crumble as a stale croissant, but, as the show progresses, it reveals some deliciously laminated layers that … Continue reading “The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!
Understanding that nothing says making merry and bright more than than a solid binge watch, Netflix has created several Christmas-themed limited series. Most of them I haven't watched. (Or I should say, I haven't watched them yet, because the holiday season has only just begun, and it's always binge-watch season on my fainting couch). There's … Continue reading When You’re (Home for Christmas) Maybe Binge This
Mid-way through the first episode of This Way Up, there's a scene where I knew I would have to immediately mainline the entire six-part series. It's not even a scene, really, just a brief moment. After helping her sister Shona (Sharon Horgan, probably best known for Catastrophe) apply tanning lotion, popping one of her back … Continue reading This Way Up