Brain Dump: Vagrant Queen, Better Things, One Day at a Time, and Black Money Love

Tim Rozon and Alex McGregor in Vagrant Queen

Let’s talk briefly about a few things. Specifically Vagrant Queen, Better Things, One Day at a Time and the Turkish series Black Money Love.

Vagrant Queen

Adriyan Rae in Vagrant Queen

In Vagrant Queen, Elida (Adriyan Rae) was meant to be a queen. She didn’t want the job. She’s fleeing in a beat up space ship. Joining her are Isaac (Tim Rozon) and a mechanic named Amae (Alex McGregor). Her former subjects want their queen back, bad guys want to kill her, and adventures result.

Jem Garrard created this exciting space series. The main characters are terrific – I’m addicted to them all after only 3 episodes. It’s fun, it’s action packed, the dialog is brilliant. It’s on SYFY. Check it out.

P.S. I think Tim Rozon finally found his true hair style.

Better Things

Pamela Adlon in Better Things

Pamela Adlon is the genius brain behind Better Things. She’s writer, director, producer and probably even makes the coffee.

Adlon plays Sam Fox, the single mother of three girls (Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, and Olivia Edward), and sandwich generation caretaker of her uncontrollable mother (Celia Imrie). This season she’s overwhelmed by it all and by growing older. She cooks a lot, she tries deep breathing, she goes to a therapist. It’s still overwhelming.

Like another well-known comedy show, nothing happens in this show. Yet life happens. It’s so real and so funny and so quirky and so beautiful. I say it again, Pamela Adlon is a genius.

One Day at a Time

Justina Machado in One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time moved to Pop TV, where they lost time to commercials. The need to do as much with fewer minutes seems to have sharpened up the pace and the jokes, because this show is better than ever!

S4,E3, “Boundaries,” was one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen on television. Everyone in the family – Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, and Rita Moreno – got in laugh after laugh. What they can’t fit into the show, they release as deleted scenes, like this one.

I’m so glad this show found a new home. It’s wonderful – and always has been!

Black Money Love

Tuba Büyüküstün and Engin Akyürek in Black Money Love

Black Money Love is a Turkish series on Netflix. I only watched the first episode. After seeing it, I looked ahead to see how many episodes were in season 1. There were dozens and dozens! I thought it would be a good series, maybe a bit soapy. The cast was gorgeous – for example, the two main characters pictured played by Tuba Büyüküstün and Engin Akyürek.

The story started off in an engaging way. I can see getting hooked on it if I had weeks to watch it. But so many episodes just scared me off. If you’re hungry for Turkish drama and have time for so many episodes, please watch them all and give me a report on what you thought.

Are you a fan of any of these series shows? How do you feel about them this season?

3 thoughts on “Brain Dump: Vagrant Queen, Better Things, One Day at a Time, and Black Money Love”

  1. Black Money Love, is horrible and the characters as written are stupid as hell. Apparently no one researched how real police work. And Tuba character someone should have killed, eade

    1. I loved the show.. it totally hooked me on Turkish shows and made me want to learn more about their culture. I didn’t care if it wasn’t totally realistic.. it was extremely entertaining.

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