The Last Thing He Told Me: Jennifer Garner stars
The Last Thing He Told Me with Jennifer Garner as stepmother to a teen whose dad disappears is based on a novel of the same name by Laura Dave. This story about doing what’s best for your kids is women powered: writers, directors, producers, and actors all bring the feminist vibes.
True Colours: Australian mystery series
True Colours stars Rarriwuy Hick and many other Indigenous Australian actors in a murder mystery. The four part series is slow moving police work coupled with a look into the lives of Indigenous people and how they exist with the white colonizers.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story takes us back
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story steps back a few years to tell the story of how the ton and the royals came to include people of color. It also tells the tumultuous love story of King George III and Queen Charlotte as young people.
Schmigadoon! moves up a couple of decades
Schmigadoon! season 2 moves up a couple of decades to become Schmicago, with darker tunes and musical productions from the 1960s to the 1980s reflected. The cast is basically the same, but many actors have new parts in the new and magical world of Schmicago.
Firefly Lane, S2 Pt2, final episodes of a touching love story
Firefly Lane is a love story, but not the usual romcom love story. This is a love story about two lifelong women friends. These women were both straight and had male lovers and husbands, but the real soul-deep love story was between the two women.
Secrets of the Elephants, a fascinating doc series
Secrets of the Elephants is a National Geographic series. Four episodes examine the lives and culture of elephants living in the savanna, the rain forest, the desert, and Asia.
Am I Being Unreasonable? British Tragicomedy
Am I Being Unreasonable? begins with a tragic accident on a train and returns to the event again and again throughout the series, each time revealing more and more of the truth about what happened. The story is told as a comedy in six short episodes.
Mrs. Davis, reflections on the first half of season 1
Mrs. Davis is an absolutely bonkers, absurd, trope-filled quest on the part of a nun to destroy an AI known as Mrs. Davis. As of this writing, 4 of the 8 episodes in the series are available on Peacock. I have a few comments.
The Diplomat, smart and fascinating television
The Diplomat stars Keri Russell as Kate Wyler, the newly appointed US Ambassador to the UK. It wasn’t the job she wanted. She was thrown into it in mid crisis when somebody blew a giant hole in the side of a British Navy ship.
MPower: Marvel celebrates its women superheroes
MPower is Marvel taking a look at the women superheroes in numerous Marvel movies and TV shows. It doesn’t detail every woman superhero in the Marvel universe in just 4 episodes, but touches on several.