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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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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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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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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The 10 Best Shows on Hulu

The 10 best shows on Hulu is an entirely subjective list. By me. My top picks are movies and series I’ve watched and reviewed here on the blog. If I miss a favorite of yours, feel free to bring it up in the comments at the end.

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Review: Never Have I Ever, season 2

Never Have I Ever, season 2, was better than season 1, in my opinion. This coming of age tale from Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher took the high school kids we got to know before and ran them through some funny but enlightening experiences. The series is streaming on Netflix.

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Virgin River, season 3, and we’re all in love

Virgin River was so romance oriented in season 3, it could almost make you diabetic. There was drama built in, but every story line was deeply involved with love. This was my least favorite season of the Netflix drama, simply because it felt so emotionally manipulative that you had to cry buckets to get through it.

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Review: Biohackers, season 2

Biohackers, season 2, moves away from the science explored in season 1 and heads for suspense and thrills. This German series remains excellent and is fascinating to watch. It’s steaming on Netflix.

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Sisters (Sorelle) brings family mystery from Italy

Sisters (Sorelle) is a haunting family drama series from Italy. It’s a story about the mysterious murder of the single mother of three and the people she left behind. It’s set in the picturesque Italian town of Matera, which is a character in the story, too. You can see this series on Acorn TV.

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