Review: Strangers, season 2

Facebook Watch series Strangers from filmmaker Mia Lidofsky finished up a second season with the lead character in a rather unsettled state.  Season 2 of this warm and clever comedy series is longer and better than ever. Continue reading “Review: Strangers, season 2”

Review: The Innocents, season 1

The Innocents in this tale of tragedy and woe are two teenage lovers, Harry and June. They run away to London to begin new lives away from their unhappy homes. Before they even got there, June suddenly shape shifted into a big hairy Norwegian fella named Steinar. Well, that was a problem. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents, season 1”

Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives follows the story of three three young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives”

Review: The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle gut punched me when I read it about 10 years ago. It’s now a film. As a film, it still conveys the emotional wreckage of a dysfunctional family upbringing in vivid ways. Continue reading “Review: The Glass Castle”

Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys

Time to empty the head of TV trivia with a brain dump. This edition contains gems about Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the upcoming Emmy awards. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys”

Review: No Offence, season 2

No Offence, season 2, carries on with the same group of hardworking Manchester police we met in season 1. Joanna Scanlan as DI Vivienne Deering runs the place with somewhat unorthodox panache. The overarching crimes of the season involve young children stolen from the child welfare system and put to work in illegal ways. Continue reading “Review: No Offence, season 2”

Review: Like Father

Like Father is a heartwarming story about a father and daughter reconnecting 20 years after he abandoned her. It stars Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell. Continue reading “Review: Like Father”

Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime video returns for season 2 with Midge finding work as a comedian in the Catskills. She had trouble finding the self-discipline to actually develop and stick to an act in season 1. We’ll see if she’s learning her craft in season 2. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

The Netflix original To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before leads us on a journey we haven’t taken before. Not because the story is unusual. Because the cast is unusual. Continue reading “Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English

We love foreign films and TV. How about foreign films and TV in English? Even better! Many foreign films and TV shows from England, Australia and other English speaking countries make their way to US viewers via streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Acorn, YouTube and others.

Here’s a summary of the ones I consider the best. Last updated 3/8/2019. Continue reading “So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English”