Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Category: Streaming

  • Review: Transparent

    Review: Transparent

    Transparent was fascinating and compelling. I watched it all the first weekend it was out on Amazon Prime. It’s a coming out story for the character brilliantly played by Jeffrey Tambor. I’ll try to review it without giving away too many surprises that can’t be gleaned from simply watching the trailer. The review has some […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Transparent

    Watch This: Trailer for Transparent

    Amazon released a trailer for the Amazon-only Transparent, which will begin on September 26. Right now you can see the 1st episode free, even if you don’t have Prime. This very complicated tale stars Jeffrey Tambor as a man making a gender transition late in life. There’s a huge and wonderful cast supporting Tambor with […]

  • Amazon Tries Something New

    Amazon Tries Something New

    Amazon Prime is releasing a bunch of pilot shows and asking viewers to decide if they want to see more of each one. That puts the power for what projects go forward in the hands of the viewers, which is a unique approach Amazon is trying with these new pilots. August 28 was the release […]

  • Orange is the New Black, Soso, and Diversity

    Orange is the New Black, Soso, and Diversity

    Brook Soso. She’s a new inmate on Orange is the New Black. She’s played by Kimiko Glenn, who is at least part Asian. The only other Asian inmate is Chang (Lori Tan Chinn) who was mostly nonverbal in season 1, but does have lines in season 2. Brook is VERY verbal. Nonstop talking. If she […]

  • On Introducing Vee into Orange is the New Black

    On Introducing Vee into Orange is the New Black

    Say hello to Vee (Lorraine Toussaint). Notice the dangerous headgear. Notice the deadly serious look in her eyes. Notice the nickname “queen” bestowed on her by the Orange is the New Black team. Bringing Vee into the prison and into Orange is the New Black was a storytelling decision of brilliance from Jenji Kohan’s and […]

  • Reflections on House of Cards, season 2

    Reflections on House of Cards, season 2

    Season 2 of House of Cards appeared on Netflix on Valentine’s Day. If it was meant to be a little billet-doux from Netflix to sweeten up our weekend, it failed the sweetness test. It more than made up for it in the drama department, however. I want to share my reactions to this series without […]

  • Why Representation on TV Matters

    Why Representation on TV Matters

    Laverne Cox and CeCe McDonald were the guests on Democracy Now on Feb. 19, 2014. This is how Amy Goodman introduced the program and the two women. As background for this post, I’m going to quote the entire introduction. After serving 19 months in prison, the African-American transgender activist CeCe McDonald is free. She was […]

  • Watch This: Orange is the New Black Season 2 Teaser

    Watch This: Orange is the New Black Season 2 Teaser

    It’s a mere 30 second teaser, but it came with the announcement that all 13 episodes of season 2 of Orange is the New Black will be released on June 6 on Netflix. I’m ready right now.

  • Trailer: House of Cards, season 2

    Trailer: House of Cards, season 2

    If you have Netflix and haven’t watched the first season of House of Cards I recommend you watch it. It’s excellent in every possible way storytelling and acting can be excellent. The first season won 3 Emmy awards. Season 2 will be released February 14, 2014. Here’s the trailer from Netflix. Among the many featured […]

  • Season 2 Casting News for Orange is the New Black – Updated

    Season 2 Casting News for Orange is the New Black – Updated

    The latest from Netflix about season 2 of Orange is the New Black is that Lorraine Toussaint was added to the cast as a prisoner named Vee. Lorraine Toussaint was a regular on Body of Proof, Friday Night Lights and Saving Grace, but I love her most of all from Any Day Now. Any Day […]

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