The Pursuit of Love, fantastical and melodramatic

The Pursuit of Love is a fantastical and melodramatic look at the lives of two cousins coming of age between the two world wars. It’s a period piece about the social limitations of womanhood and the frustrations of the proto-feminists at the center of the story.

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The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor) season 5: so long, Whyhope

The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), a family dramedy from Australia, finished its very successful run with a 5th season which is now on Acorn TV. Fans of the series will be delighted with the way everything turned out, although the suspense was held until the very end of the final episode.

The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor) was all about relationships and love, family and friends, and the struggle to keep the town of Whyhope afloat.

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Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story

Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story tells the story of an Australian woman who devoted her life to dispelling myths about sharks. It’s a National Geographic documentary and can be seen on Disney+.

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Life in Color, an indie movie about depressed losers

Life in Color is a popular title. The particular version under discussion today is a 2015 independent film written by, directed by, and starring Katharine Emmer. You can find it on Prime Video.

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Short Takes on Apple TV+ and Disney+ series with a rant

The Apple TV+ series I’ve been watching week by week are Home Before Dark and Physical. Disney+ just released the first episode of Turner and Hooch. Let’s take a quick look at each one before I subject you to a rant about binge watching.

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Cousins, the story of three Māori women

Cousins, from New Zealand, spans decades in the lives of three Māori women. It’s a story of family, of colonization, of the land, and of the people. It’s a beautiful, touching, memorable film now available on Netflix. The film is distributed with the help of the ARRAY collective that helps uplift women’s voices.

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Jolt is goofy fun

Jolt, on Prime Video, stars Kate Beckinsale in a comedic action movie about a woman with uncontrollable anger issues. It’s a wild romp of a movie from director Tanya Wexler.

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Jett, with Carla Gugino, brings action and excitement

Jett is an action thriller starring Carla Gugino as a master thief. After a stint in prison, she finds herself in a dangerous situation. The series was made for Cinemax but is now available on HBO Max. Season 1 ended just before the pandemic hit, and the series has not been renewed for a second season. A horrific cliffhanger at the end of the season makes the nonrenewal a problem.

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Hampstead, a blooming romance for grownups

Hampstead is based on a true story about a man who built a shack in the hidden confines of Hampstead Heath and lived there for 17 years. Everything changed when a woman came into his life. This sweet romantic comedy is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: Atypical, the final season

Atypical ended its family comedy with season 4, which recently became available on Netflix. When I finally discovered Atypical, I watched the first 3 seasons in one big weekend. It’s been quite a wait for this final season, but I was happy to see it through to the end.

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