Let’s Talk about South Korean Cinema, or K-drama

Have you heard of K-drama? I had not. Since starting this blog I’ve made a Twitter friend of Angela Thompson, who lives in the UK. She frequently sends me tips for programs that she knows I’ll like. And she’s usually right. We exchange ideas on what to watch. Angela loves K-drama.

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Review: Bessie

Bessie stars Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. Think of it as a series of vignettes – events and scenes that aren’t necessarily tied into a smooth narrative.

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Review: The Nest

The Nest, from the BBC, is a five part mini series streaming on Acorn TV. Sophie Rundle and Martin Compston star as a Glasgow couple desperate to have a child.

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Review: The Old Guard

The Old Guard is an action-packed fantasy about immortal heroes starring Charlize Theron. It . . . wait. Stop. You had me at Charlize Theron. Oh, okay . . . might as well tell you more.

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Review: Stateless

Stateless shines a light on the plight of people detained in immigration centers. It shows how these inhumane places destroy families and lives. It’s based on true events in Australia.

Stateless, created by Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett, and Elise McCredie, tells a multilayered story. There are many characters, I’ll give you a glimpse into only a few.

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Review: Straight Up

Straight Up is Netflix’s idea of what I should be watching. I’d read a good review of it, so I bit. It tells a love story without sex.

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Review: Tara Road

Tara Road is a 2005 comedy from Ireland. It’s based on a novel by Maeve Binchy. If you’re familiar with her work, you know to expect likable characters, a bit of suspense, and a “good” ending.

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Review: Hanna, season 2

Hanna brings 8 new episodes of psychological drama, action-packed excitement, and unpredictable twists to season 2 of this Amazon Original. There are minor spoilers ahead.

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Review: Warrior Nun

Warrior Nun is Netflix latest offering in the unwilling young heroine coming of age amidst supernatural foes genre. I had mixed reactions to it. Some were good, and some were bad.

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Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable), the final episodes

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) is over. I’m sad writing those words, for several reasons. I loved las chicas from the beginning. I loved their friendship, their grit, their struggle for autonomy, their schemes and dreams. I loved the gender identity story line. There are some spoilers ahead.

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