Review: With Love, let’s hit all the holidays

With Love is a too quick 5 episode romp through the holidays with an extended family. By holidays, I mean Nochebuena, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, and Día De Los Muertos. As we travel through the year we explore the love lives of various members of the family.

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The Commons, well-crafted drama from Australia

The Commons, a multi-faceted tale about environmental catastrophe, disease, love, hope, and immigration, is set in the near future. There are a number of excellent performances from the cast and a devilishly good storyline. This is a compelling series.

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Review: The Madame Blanc Mysteries

The Madame Blanc Mysteries is a British 6 episode series on Acorn TV. It’s one of those charming, cozy tales where a woman not affiliated with the police is the one who solves the crimes.

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The Sex Lives of College Girls, season 1

The Sex Lives of College Girls comes from creators Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, which is why I watched it. It’s about the friendship that develops between four 18 year old college roommates as they start on adulthood. It’s on HBO Max.

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Review: Arcane, gorgeous animated adventure

Arcane, an outgrowth of the League of Legends video game, is a beautifully drawn animated adventure. It’s set in a steampunk world at an unknown time and on an unknown planet. The series is on Netflix.

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Review: Harlem, 4 women and their relationships

Harlem is about four women and the disasters and successes of their sex lives. Its 10 half-hour episodes get off to a rocky start. The storyline gains strength as it goes along. Season 1 ends on a cliffhanger. Now that I’m invested in these characters, I certainly hope there’s a season 2. This is a Prime Video series.

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Review: Hanna, the final season

Hanna finishes up its exciting and suspense-filled run with a 6 episode third season on Prime Video. This series has been a top-notch, edge-of-your-seat thriller from start to finish. The ending was not so much happy as inevitable.

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Review: The Great, season 2, wild and raunchy

The Great, season 2, is improbable and ribald, with its mangled view of Russian history and its dumpster fire attitude toward the human race in general. Mixed in with the coarse vulgarity of its comedy are gems of wisdom about governing, love, equality, and women’s rights.

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Review: Hawkeye, episodes 1-2

Hawkeye with Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld joined the Marvel Universe with the release of the first two episodes of a six episode mini-series on Disney+. The first two episodes were the opening of the origin story as we learn how Kate Bishop becomes Hawkeye.

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Review: The Wheel of Time, episodes 1-3

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy series on Prime Video. Three episodes were released last Friday, with more to come on future Fridays. The first season is based on the first novel in a series by Robert Jordan, also called The Wheel of Time.

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