I read that it took Scott Frank, the writer and director of The Queen's Gambit, several decades to get backing for the series because studios worried chess was too boring. Really?!? Because I can think of two chess movies without trying. Plus, watching people play chess isn't that different from watching a sportsball you don't … Continue reading Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”
My Dearest Reader, Before we discuss all the ins and outs of the Bridgerton series, please permit me a few questions. Firstly, do you enjoy period dramas? Secondly, can you suspend disbelief if said drama's historical interpretation allows for creativity? Thirdly, do you enjoy diversity, sex-positivity, strong women, and Genetically Blessed male bodies? If you … Continue reading Should You Binge BRIDGERTON?
I watched the first season of Broadchurch ages ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure, it feels a little weird to say I enjoyed the experience of watching two detectives investigate a young boy's murder in an English seaside town, but someone else can write the 5,000 word think piece discussing why people find murder … Continue reading Broadly Speaking, I Enjoyed “Broadchurch”
The tradition of Christmas-themed limited series that are meant to be binge-watched before the tinsel loses its sheen is a relatively new (and very welcome addition) to the holiday entertainment landscape. You see, from my secular, northern-hemisphere-centric perspective, so much of the December holidays are about creating light and warmth in the darkest, coldest time … Continue reading “Dash & Lily” Should Be At The Top of Your YuleTubing List
This show is not for amateurs. Like, if you mostly stick to "prestige television" or you have ever uttered the phrase, "I just don't have time for watching TV," then you may not be ready for Emily in Paris. That's right. I said not ready. Let me explain. I feel this is a series specifically … Continue reading “Emily in Paris” Is Best Left To The Experts