Review: The Five

The Five on Netflix has a lot going for it. Harlan Coben created it. It’s from Red Production Company and produced by Karen Lewis – the same folks who bring us Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. The star is Tom Cullen, a big selling point.
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Review: Better Things, Season 1

Better Things didn’t exist as far as I knew. I seldom watch FX so I hadn’t seen teasers for it. I kept hearing this name Pamela Adlon in connection with other things. I thought who the heck is Pamela Adlon? Then I read an ecstatic review of the first two episodes of season 2 of Better Things.
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New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen

A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative underscores just how lacking U.S. television is in faces over the age of 60. Titled “Seniors on the Small Screen,” the study was “comprised of two samples of popular television series airing between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Popularity was determined based on Nielsen Average Audience Rating Percentage. The first sample includes the 50 most popular television series among viewers age 18-49. The second sample includes the 50 most popular television series among viewers age 65 and older.” Continue reading “New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen”

Review: What Happened to Monday

I have mixed emotions about What Happened to Monday. Some things about it were well done, and some were disappointing. The film is streaming on Netflix now, so you can take a look and make up your own mind. Continue reading “Review: What Happened to Monday”

Watch This: Teaser for The Leisure Seeker

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star in The Leisure Seeker. It’s the story of a couple who take off on an adventure in their ageing motor home, which they call “The Leisure Seeker.” Continue reading “Watch This: Teaser for The Leisure Seeker”

Watch This: Teaser for Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night brings Jane Fonda and Robert Redford together again in a romance about a couple who’ve been neighbors for a long time. Continue reading “Watch This: Teaser for Our Souls at Night”

Watch This: Trailer for Disjointed

If I were a young woman today, just finishing high school and thinking about my future, I would look at two possible careers. One would be in renewable energy. The other would be in cannabis dispensaries. The legal sale of cannabis is a field wide open to women entrepreneurs and growing fast. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Disjointed”

Watch This: Trailer for Chavela

Chavela is a documentary about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. This barrier-breaking singer was famous for her emotional delivery and her penchant for wearing pants onstage. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Chavela”

Orphan Black S5 E7 Gag or Throttle

Orphan Black episode 7 “Gag or Throttle” ups the excitement and danger to maximum. Rachel (Tatiana Maslany who is here, there, and everywhere) has Kira (Skyler Wexler) in a terrible spot but starts to see things from a different point of view before the episode is over. This is a recap. There are spoilers.
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Orphan Black S5 E6 Manacled Slim Wrists

Orphan Black brings Krystal (Tatiana Maslany) back for episode 6 “Manacled Slim Wrists.” She’s hilarious, steals every scene she’s anywhere near, and learns some helpful info. The rest of the episode is less humorous and more inflammatory. Continue reading “Orphan Black S5 E6 Manacled Slim Wrists”