Review: Operation Mincemeat, a WWII spy operation that worked

Operation Mincemeat was an elaborate deception by the British. It took place in 1943. The purpose was to convince the Nazis that Britain was going to invade Greece, when in fact, the target was Sicily.

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I discover 2 seasons of Workin’ Moms on Netflix. It’s a party!

Workin’ Moms latest season finally made it to Netflix in the US. Actually, I may have missed the release of season 5, because when I clicked on the “New Episodes” announcement, I found two seasons I hadn’t seen. So I spent a few days watching seasons 5 and 6 of this Canadian import. It had me laughing along with the assortment of moms and their messy family and work lives. A few spoilers are ahead for both season 5 and 6.

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Review: Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride tells about Auden (Emma Pasarow) and the summer she spends in a small beach town before her first year of college. It was directed and written by Sofia Alvarez based on the novel by Sarah Dessen.

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Review: Grace, how writers write

Grace is a 2018 film hidden in the deep recesses of Prime Video. It was directed by a woman so I took a look. I enjoyed this character study of two very different writers who struggled to write.

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Winding up season 1 of Naomi

Naomi on the CW is a superhero coming of age story. The superhero here is a high school junior beautifully played by Kaci Walfall. The casting in this series is inclusive and one of the best aspects of the series.

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Julia, the Julia Child documentary

Julia the documentary is a look at Julia Child’s entire life from directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West. It uses a wealth of archival footage of her cooking and giving interviews. People who knew her and worked with her speak, and modern chefs who owe so much to her were interviewed.

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Review: Hidden Assets, a gem for the mystery lovers

Hidden Assets, a joint Irish and Belgian police procedural, stars Angeline Ball as an Irish cop named Emer. The role is a spin off from the character Emer in Acceptable Risk. Emer was a favorite in the earlier series and that earned her a series of her own.

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Review: Undone, season 2, fixing the timeline

Undone is a fantastical animated series about time travel, mental health, and family love. It features a largely Latinx cast and a lead character who is hard of hearing. Ever wish you could skip around in time to fix your problems?

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Julia, episode 8, “Chocolate Soufflé”

Julia wrapped up season 1 with the “Chocolate Soufflé” episode. But celebrations are in order, because just before the episode aired, HBO Max announced the series will get a second season! Even more Julia Child is coming.

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Review: Pachinko, epic family saga from Korea

Pachinko is a fascinating, beautifully written and photographed family saga. Everything revolves around the Korean character Sunja, whose life story is told from birth into her 80s. In the photo above you see the teen Sunja, played by Minha Kim. With her is Hansu (Lee Min-Ho).

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