Review: First Day

First Day is an Australian series about a transgender girl as she enters school as her authentic self for the first time. It’s aimed at young people. It both helps clarify what it is to be transgender and provides inspiration for those who might be in a similar situation.

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Review: High Fidelity (2020)

High Fidelity stars Zoë Kravitz in a remake of the original Nick Hornby movie. The 2000 original starred John Cusack. Not only did the lead character get a gender swap in the new version, but the story went from film length to a roomier 10 episode series on Hulu.

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Review: The Gift (Atiye), season 2

The Gift (Atiye), season 2, is a mishmash of terrible writing, compelling actors, and incomprehensible storylines. I couldn’t look away, despite its flaws. I don’t understand how watching something so bad could be so engaging, but it is. This Turkish language series is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: Trinkets, seasons 1 & 2

Trinkets tells the bonding story of three girls from the same high school. They are all required to attend Shoplifters Anonymous meetings. They don’t start out as friends, but before the two seasons are over, they are an unbreakable team.

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Review: The Sounds

The Sounds is a mystery thriller set in the Marlborough Sounds area of New Zealand. It’s an 8 part series streaming on Acorn TV. Two episodes were released September 3rd, with the others coming one a week on Mondays.

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Recommended: Borgen – Updated

Borgen is an award winning Danish political drama. It has 3 seasons. You can see this 2010 series in the US on Netflix. This is one of the best TV series I’ve ever seen.

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Review: Biohackers, season 1

Biohackers is a German language thriller on Netflix. A young woman is on a quest to find out what happened to her twin brother. The trail leads to a famous scientist who is a proponent of genetic engineering, or biohacking.

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Review: Little Voice, season 1

Little Voice tells the story of Bess King set to the music of Sara Bareilles. This Apple TV+ series features all kinds of wonderful music as it tells the story of a singer/songwriter who strives to make it in New York City.

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Review: Family Business (On va s’aimer un peu, beaucoup ), season 1

Family Business (On va s’aimer un peu, beaucoup) concerns a female law firm with mother and daughter lawyers at the helm. Season 1 of this French series is streaming on Acorn TV in the US. The series is set in Lyon.

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Interview with Marie Østerbye, season 5 writer and showrunner for Rita

When I contacted Christian Torpe to talk about season 5 of Rita, he said, I wasn’t very involved in season 5. You have to talk to Marie Østerbye. She ran the season. He put me in touch with her and she agreed to answer my questions about season 5 of the Danish hit series, Rita.

Here we go!

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