Review: Dumplin’

Female powered Dumplin’ is about body image and loving who you are. Produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston as a woman who lives for beauty pageants. She has a plus size daughter Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) who shakes up her world.

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Review: Pine Gap

Pine Gap comes from Australia. It’s a fictionalized TV series about a real place. The real Pine Gap is a joint Australian/United States intelligence gathering installation in the desert near Alice Springs. Some slight spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2, didn’t have as much stand up as I hoped it would. I was a bit disappointed in that. It focused more on Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and the characters around her as people than it did on Midge’s career as a comic. There are some slight spoilers ahead.

Season 2 was more about the people and the life style of 1950s New Yorkers from the Upper East Side. It took me a minute to accept that the story was taking that turn.

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Review: Happy End?!

Happy End?! is in German. It’s a 2014 Wolfe Video film, which clues you in immediately that it’s a lesbian love story. It’s similar to the hetero love story with a sad ending that you’ve seen many times before, but between women. Don’t worry – the ending isn’t tragic, but it is sad. Continue reading “Review: Happy End?!”

Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give features Amandla Stenberg in an Oscar-worthy performance as Starr Carter, a 16 year old girl who navigates life between her Black community at home and the white high performance school she attends. This review contains spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Hate U Give”

Review: Seasons 1-2 of Wanted, an Exciting Australian Series

Wanted is an action-packed series from Australia about two women who run for their lives while being chased by the police, drug dealers, and assorted bad guys. It stars Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill as absolutely wonderful characters.

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The First Two Episodes of Dirty John

Dirty John gives me the creepy crawlies. It is so uncomfortable to watch. I watched the first two episodes based on loyalty to Connie Britton, but the prospect of watching all 8 of the episodes in the first season of this tale doesn’t make me squirm with anticipation. More like squirm with dread.

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4 Examples of Television’s Most Compelling First Episodes

The opening episode of a TV series is a make or break deal. If it’s a great episode, people come back for more. I’ll share 4 such episodes that I think are outstanding. Continue reading “4 Examples of Television’s Most Compelling First Episodes”

Review: Fugitiva

Fugitiva, a series from Spain, is about a woman trying to save herself and her three children from their violent, criminal father. Continue reading “Review: Fugitiva”

Review: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons

Comic and actor John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons is a 90 minute tour-de-force. This one man show gives Leguizamo free reign to be everything and everyone as he tells the story of trying to help his kid deal with some bullies by teaching him about all the heroes in his history. Continue reading “Review: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons”