LOVE IS MESSY AF: hulu CRUSH Gabriela, Paige, and AJ shown against a white brick wall.

Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Crush is a charming, sweet, and intimate teen rom-com where the central characters are queer and it's the best friend who's the token straight boy. Well, it's charming if you ignore the mostly overwritten, tryhard dialogue from the adult characters, but I have faith in you. And yes, the story is clumsy in some ways, … Continue reading Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Title image for WITH LOVE. On the steps of a house, leading up to a front porch with twinkle lights wrapped around the large porch pillars, Jorge and Henry are kneeling on the lowest step. Behind them and to the viewers left stand Sol and Miles. To the viewer's right is Nick. Above him are Jorge, Sr. and Beatriz and next to them are Lily and Santiago. The words over them read: TO JOY. TO FAMILIA. TO LIFE. with love.

Review: WITH LOVE is the Perfect Binge-Watch Antidote to Your Holiday Binging

Maybe you're reading this after gorging yourself on batch after batch of fluffy, sugary sweet Christmas rom-coms, each one piled high with tasty tropes. Delicious as they are, you're likely needing something that, while still delectably romantic, has a bit more complexity and heft to ease you out of the holidaze. Or perhaps you're just … Continue reading Review: WITH LOVE is the Perfect Binge-Watch Antidote to Your Holiday Binging

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

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”