Title Card "ON THE VERGE" in pink letters with a rip through the letters. Below it says Created by Julie Delpy

Review: Sadly, ON THE VERGE is Mostly “Argh!!” & “WTF?!?” But with Some Pockets of “Okay, Interesting…”

At first blush there should be no question whether I would like On The Verge. For the love of collapsing collagen, it's a show written by and starring middle-aged women that addresses relationships, motherhood, work, and unrealized dreams! But, for large portions of the series I found most of the characters either unlikeable, overly privileged, … Continue reading Review: Sadly, ON THE VERGE is Mostly “Argh!!” & “WTF?!?” But with Some Pockets of “Okay, Interesting…”

Title for VALERIA. Valeria is written in light purple cursive. The background is a darker purple. There is a manual typewriter with a piece of pizza sticking out, a desk lamp, a cup with pencils, a car running into some scrabble tiles, and behind that a plastic mini-blind.

Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

Let us raise our voices and praise the Casting Directors who have brought before our eyes these many and varied Genetically Blessed Faces!!  Okay, okay, maybe that's not a fair place to start a review about Valeria, which explores the deep and intimate love characteristic of women's friendships. The series, which is written, directed, and … Continue reading Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

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: NEVER HAVE I EVER Season 2—The Good, The Not-As-Good, The Genetically Blessed

You can find my review of the first season of Never Have I Ever here. Ever since the (somewhat disappointing) final kiss of the first season of Never Have I Ever, I've been waiting not-so-patiently for the second season of this delightful teen rom-com series. The first season was filled with grief, loss, humor, and … Continue reading Review: NEVER HAVE I EVER Season 2—The Good, The Not-As-Good, The Genetically Blessed

Title THIS WAY UP in pink letters superimposed over Aine, wearing a green bathing suit, and Shona, wearing a black bathing suit, sitting inside a sauna with the glass door pushed open. Both women are very sweaty and their white skin is bright red.

Review: Make THIS WAY UP Season 2 Your Next Binge Watch

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