Title image. Pink background. Heart, the left hand side has music notes floating away (or floating toward it to form the heart). In front of the heart Maca and Leo stand in profile facing each other unsmiling. At the bottom in white semi-cursive font it says Fuimos Canciones.

FUIMOS CANCIONES (SOUNDS LIKE LOVE) (2021) is Like a Dessert That Looks Amazing But Tastes Okayish

It's all too easy to be lured in by the attractive leads, catchy songs, eye-catching set designs, and enticing message of self-empowerment of Sounds Like Love (Fuimos Canciones). The thing is, though, the movie just doesn't have enough engaging plot, well-written dialogue, or interesting characters to stand up to the scrutiny of being watched for … Continue reading FUIMOS CANCIONES (SOUNDS LIKE LOVE) (2021) is Like a Dessert That Looks Amazing But Tastes Okayish

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

Meh. You Could Do Worse Than Watching “Off the Menu” But You Could Also Do Better

One of my most enduring memories of Santino Fontana as Greg on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is his funny and sad song "Settle For Me." In it he croons, "I know I'm only second place in this game, but, like two percent milk or seitan beef, I almost taste the same." And, even though in reality I … Continue reading Meh. You Could Do Worse Than Watching “Off the Menu” But You Could Also Do Better

Deeply Beautiful Men Vol. 1, Spain Edition

Jump to Series Reviews (or scroll down for Beautiful Men): Gran Hotel (Grand Hotel)Galerías Velvet (Velvet)Tiempos de guerra (Morocco: Love in Times of War)Las chicas del cable (Cable Girls)Bajo sospecha (Under Suspicion)Alta mar (High Seas) My husband and I have an ongoing argument about whether some of the shows I watch should be categorized as … Continue reading Deeply Beautiful Men Vol. 1, Spain Edition