Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type

In this brain dump I’m disgorging tidbits about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type. One’s to binge watch, one’s a movie, and one’s a series on Freeform. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Set it Up, and The Bold Type”

Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1

Ackley Bridge tells the story of a school in the mythical English Yorkshire town of Ackley Bridge. White and Asian (Pakistani mostly) folks have lived together in the small town for years, but their children have gone to segregated schools. Now they will be thrown together in a new school, called Ackley Bridge College, and learn to be together peacefully. Continue reading “Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1”

Review: Marcella, season 2

Marcella is a British police officer. In season 2, she investigates a series of murders of children on the edge of puberty. She simultaneously investigates her own psyche and the blackout experiences she suffers. Continue reading “Review: Marcella, season 2”

Review: Manhattan Night

Manhattan Night from 2016 is now streaming on Amazon Video and other sources. I’ve wanted to see it since it first came out because it has Jennifer Beals. Continue reading “Review: Manhattan Night”

Review: Sense8 Finale “Amor Vincit Omnia”

Sense8 came back with a 2 1/2 hour finale Amor Vincit Omnia or Love Conquers All that was a love letter to the fans and a glorious exit for a sprawling, heart-filled series about true connection.

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Review: The Rain

The Rain is an 8 part Danish sci-fi thriller about a rain-borne virus that wiped out much of the population of Scandinavia, and perhaps the entire world. I’m not aware of a 2nd season, but the ending left the idea open. Continue reading “Review: The Rain”

Review: Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is a 9 part psychological thriller from Belgium. It’s a familiar premise based on a woman with amnesia, but this series has many twists and turns that deviate from the standard amnesia mold. The series is available on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Tabula Rasa”

Review: Secret in Their Eyes

Secret in their Eyes is a 2015 film that recently appeared on Netflix. It has a stellar cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts. Continue reading “Review: Secret in Their Eyes”

Review: The Good Karma Hospital, season 2

Season 2 of The Good Karma Hospital takes the main characters down various roads to growth and understanding. In the process, the doctors and nurses at the hospital handle emergencies of every kind. Continue reading “Review: The Good Karma Hospital, season 2”

Review: Thi Mai (Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam)

Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam comes from Spain. It’s a lighthearted story about an trip to Vietnam for an adoption. Continue reading “Review: Thi Mai (Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam)”