Title image for THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS. Title above and the five women below. Miranda, dressed in white and wearing sunglasses stands in front. To her right is Evie in a peach cardigan and then Birdie with her arms crossed in a pale blue button down and mauve pants. To her left is Roxanne in a silver and black strapless dress and wearing the necklace and behind her is Gigi in a pink frothy dressy. Amy is not pictured.

Review: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Uses a Zany Premise to Talk About Universal Topics–And Succeeds Beautifully!!

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!!

Title card for LOVE, VICTOR. LOVE is in white letters and VICTOR is in red.

Review: LOVE, VICTOR Season 1 (Probably) Algorithmically Guaranteed To Break A Streaming Funk

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

Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!

This is the second movie I've watched that pairs a teenage road-trip comedy with reproductive health, and I have mixed feelings. These things really shouldn't go together like peanut butter and jelly or cardboard boxes and cats. Emergency contraception and abortion should be easily and locally available to all the teens (and adults) who need … Continue reading Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!

Title shot for movie. "Then Came You" written as if it is skywriting against a background of blue sky.

Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

I'm more conflicted about this movie than I expected to be. To be clear, Then Came You is not a particularly good movie. I was shocked to learn that the runtime was only 90 minutes because I could have sworn it went on for four lifetimes. The acting wavers between passable, wooden, and just odd. The … Continue reading Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

YuleTubing All the Way With “Happiest Season” and “Over Christmas”

Jump to "Over Christmas Review" "Happiest Season" At this point we're all pretty clear on the basic framework for a Romantic Comedy Christmas movie, right? There's someone who doesn't like Christmas, someone who loves it beyond all measure, and a problem—usually related to family somehow—that needs to be resolved so that people can become better, … Continue reading YuleTubing All the Way With “Happiest Season” and “Over Christmas”