Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of Stranger Things

The big news is Stranger Things from Netflix will have a second season. The teaser is just a series of words. They look like chapter titles to me. The series doesn’t have episodes, it has chapters. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of Stranger Things”

Review S2: 30° i februari (30 Degrees in February)

30° i februari or 30 Degrees in February is a Swedish production. This is a review of Season 2 only. Season 2 of 30 Degrees in February aired in 2016, 4 years after the release of the first series. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review S2: 30° i februari (30 Degrees in February)”

Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2

Grace and Frankie season 2 hit Netflix over the weekend and I watched all 13 episodes by late Sunday evening. My brief review is this: so damn good. A longer review follows, complete with some spoilers, so be aware.

The premise of Grace and Frankie is that two couples Grace and Robert (Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen) and Frankie and Sol (Lily Tomlin and Sam Waterston), who have been friends for many years, break apart because the husbands have been lovers for 20 years. The men plan to marry each other. The wives, who don’t particularly like each other, are stuck as roommates in one of the family homes surviving the 2 divorces. Continue reading “Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2”

Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 has 13 short episodes of the same madcap buffoonery we saw in season 1. It does move the story along and show character growth and some hidden depths. You must dig through the comedy to find the message, however.

There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2”

Review: Catastrophe Season 2

Catastrophe season 2 is much like season 1. But funnier. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) now have two kids – one is a newborn. Their first born is almost 3 now. This Amazon-only comedy deals with parenthood and marriage and in-laws in season 2. And sex. Always sex.

Here’s my review of season 1. Mild spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Catastrophe Season 2”

Watch This: Trailer for Catastrophe Season 2

I really enjoyed season 1 of Catastrophe, which is exclusively on Amazon Prime. Now we have a trailer for season 2, which begins airing April 8, and it looks like more of the same in season two. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Catastrophe Season 2”

Preview Photos from Season 2 of Grace and Frankie

New photos from season 2 of Grace and Frankie are out now. The second season begins on Netflix on May 6. In the new season, Grace and Frankie continue the process of figuring out their own identities after they discover that their husbands are in love with each other.

Series creator Marta Kauffman told People, “It’s hopeful. You don’t have to be dead because you’re old, and there’s always good things out there in life.” That’s right, Marta, that’s right. Continue reading “Preview Photos from Season 2 of Grace and Frankie”

Reflections on Series 2 of Happy Valley

Series 2 of Happy Valley is over on BBC One, and has been available on Netflix and iTunes for several days. I assume those interested in the show have taken the time needed to watch all 6 episodes either in the UK or in the US.

I wanted to share some overall thoughts and things I didn’t get into the individual episode reviews about series 2. Continue reading “Reflections on Series 2 of Happy Valley”

Watch This: Trailers for Daredevil Season 2

I watched the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil because I heard it had some crossover with Jessica Jones. That amounted mainly to the inclusion of the nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). By the time I realized what slim pickings the crossover included, I was hooked on the series.

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Happy Valley S2 E6: Kindness to Strangers

Happy Valley S2 E6 resolves all the crime stories in this series, but it leaves us with Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) in emotional tatters. This  brief review will have spoilers. I’ve tried to keep the spoilers to a minimum, but my American readers will find the series on Netflix starting March 16, so the need to avoid spoilers is lessened. Continue reading “Happy Valley S2 E6: Kindness to Strangers”