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: 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”

Brain Dump: The Americans, Coco, The Split

A few brief comments on television and movies coming at you in this edition of a brain dump. I’ll talk about The Americans, Coco, and The Split. Continue reading “Brain Dump: The Americans, Coco, The Split”

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: Killing Eve, season 1

Killing Eve is a spy thriller unlike anything you’ve seen before. The eight episode first season had not even aired when Killing Eve was renewed for a second season. If my feeling about season 1 is any indication of how I’m going to react to future seasons, I hope it goes on for many years!

Beware, there are slight spoilers ahead.

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Shouldn’t Supergirl be Above Sexist Storylines and Tropes?

The other day I posted something about Supergirl on Twitter that I want to share here in hopes of expanding conversation about it. Fans expect a lot from this superhero, and I’m not sure we’re getting it. Continue reading “Shouldn’t Supergirl be Above Sexist Storylines and Tropes?”

Review: Safe

Safe is an 8 part Harlan Coben mystery series on Netflix. It stars Michael C. Hall as a father desperately trying to find his missing 16 year old daughter. Continue reading “Review: Safe”