Against a bright orange purple and pink backround, Devi and the other teen main characters appear as cut out photos. Devi is at the center and the other characters (Fabiola, Eleanor, Paxton, Ben, Aneesa, and Des) are fanned around her. Above it says: FROM MINDY KALING Never Have I Ever SAME NERDS, NEW DRAMA

NEVER HAVE I EVER SEASON 3 (2022): Bounces Back From Its Sophomore Slump

Note: This review contains what some may consider mild spoilers. Never Have I Ever… seen a show recover so well from a sophomore slump. Okay, that's an exaggeration for effect. Plenty of other shows have come back from second season dips. Regardless, this season of Never Have I Ever is back to its first season … Continue reading NEVER HAVE I EVER SEASON 3 (2022): Bounces Back From Its Sophomore Slump

Anne, wearing a white dress, with her eyes closed and her right hand reaching up to Wentworth's stubbly face. Wenworth, in his blue with gold buttons Naval uniform, his lips just touching Anne's forehead. It says PERSUASION across the middle of the image. Sparse blades of grass are along the bottom.

PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

Allow me a moment to hoist up my petticoats before I wade on into the controversy surrounding Persuasion—Netflix's most recent Jane Austen adaptation—by saying that I didn't hate it. Go ahead, call me a heathen, but I'm generally not a purist when it comes to period pieces and enjoy the inclusion of a little camp, … Continue reading PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

Eli and Auden standing on a beach at night looking at each other while fireworks explode in the sky. Along for the Ride A Netflix Film is in white letters in the sky. "Tomorrow Begins Tonight." is in the lower left corner.

Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

If you're a fan of coming-of-age stories and you like your romances without the usual mountains of misogyny then you should probably hop on board for Along for the Ride. No, it's not as winsome as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, to which it will inevitably be compared because Sofia Alvarez is the … Continue reading Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

Max and Lola sitting against a tree. In the background are sheep and then vineyards.

Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?

When I saw the trailer for A Perfect Pairing I raised my fists in triumph and shouted, "What do we want? Mediocrity! Where do we want it? Streamed immediately into our eyeballs!" To be fair, mediocrity sounds too negative. What I really meant was a middle-of-the-road comfort-watch rom-com with a breathtaking background location and a … Continue reading Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?

Title Image with Prince Tomas and looking to the left and Izzy looking over her right shoulder at the camera. Behind him is his castle. Behind her is a bridge. At the bottom it says. A Netflix Film. The Royal Treatment.

Review: Set Realistic Expectations for Watching THE ROYAL TREATMENT

First things first. I don't have patience for complaints about The Royal Treatment that focus on the stiff acting or the formulaic plot. Absolutely no one on planet earth should go into a movie about a New York City hairdresser and a Prince from the made up country of Lavania expecting anything but pure rom-com … Continue reading Review: Set Realistic Expectations for Watching THE ROYAL TREATMENT