Author name: Virginia DeBolt

Ryeo-won Jung and Lee Kyoo-hyung in May It Please the Court

May It Please the Court, K-drama looks at justice and the law

May It Please the Court is a complicated legal drama from Korea. Two excellent lead characters pull viewers along with a story about righting wrongs, seeking revenge, and the quest for justice. There are 12 episodes of an hour or more each. Plenty of time for keeping secrets, revealing surprises, and finding a path to truth and justice.

Rose Williams and Finn Cole in Locked In

Locked In, not sure it’s a horror story

Locked In is confused about what it is. Is it a horror story? Not really, unless you count some gruesome nightmares. Is it a murder mystery? Well, there are murders but nobody is trying to solve them to find the killer. Maybe it’s a Goth thriller complete with creepy mansions and rainy gloom. Or maybe it just isn’t clear what’s …

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Jane Seymour in Harry Wild

Harry Wild, season 2 stays on track

Harry Wild set up a world in season 1 that could move along through many episodes of crime solving by the newly hatched detective Harry Wild (Jane Seymour) and her young partner Fergus (Rohan Nedd). Season 2 does exactly that, with 6 new murders and some interesting character development among the regular cast members.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show

The Morning Show, review of seasons 1-3

The Morning Show has been on my radar from the first. I’ve watched every season but I haven’t said much about it here. A few complaints about season 2 is all I’ve written. Let’s take a look at all three seasons today.

Mélanie Laurent, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Manon Bresch in Wingwomen

Wingwomen, women’s action flick from France

Wingwomen (Voleuses), an action flick from France, comes from director Mélanie Laurent. Mélanie Laurent also plays a leading role as one of the women thieves featured in the story. The first thing you need to know is don’t pay any attention to the film’s description. It was written by someone who read the book or the graphic novel but hasn’t …

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Hannah Khalique-Brown in The Undeclared War

The Undeclared War, scary and relevant

The Undeclared War makes something we hear about all the time visible and understandable. And, my friends, it is a scary reality shown in this series from the UK. This review is of season 1. A second season is in the works.

Annette Bening in Nyad

Nyad, never, ever give up

Nyad tells the story of Diana Nyad’s epic marathon swim from Cuba to Florida, a distance of over 100 miles. Nyad was 64 years old at the time. She swam nonstop for 52 hours and 54 minutes. It’s a scripted film with Annette Bening playing Diana Nyad, but it incorporates some documentary-like moments using archival footage.

Sandra Oh and Awkwafina in Quiz Lady

Quiz Lady, serious AND slapstick

Quiz Lady is parts broad, slapstick physical comedy and parts heartfelt sister relationship and bonding. Part of the comedy, even before the story starts, is that Sandra Oh and Awkwafina play against type. Sandra Oh is the outrageous, undisciplined one. Awkwafina is the anxious, serious one who knows trivia about everything.

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