Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Category: TV series

  • Moonhaven, even on the Moon, humans are gonna human

    Moonhaven, even on the Moon, humans are gonna human

    Moonhaven is a sci-fi tale set 100 years in the future. A colony created on the Moon had been working for the last 100 years to create the technology and culture that would save the nearly unlivable Earth. Mooners were ready to go back to Earth to spread the goodness around.

  • A League of Their Own, this remake bats 1.000

    A League of Their Own, this remake bats 1.000

    A League of Their Own is a perfect example of my motto, “All the best stories are about love.” This baseball infused series contains many different kinds of love stories – most of them queer. There’s love for everyone in this outstanding reworking of the 1992 feminist classic.

  • The Outlaws, season 2, it keeps getting better

    The Outlaws, season 2, it keeps getting better

    The Outlaws got better in season 2, an unusual feat. Season 1 laid the groundwork, introduced the characters, and set the scene. That left room for plenty of character development and depth in the second season. The threat level was ramped up for the outlaws as they dealt with dangerous drug dealers.

  • Invasion, what would you do at the end of the world?

    Invasion, what would you do at the end of the world?

    Invasion is a slow-moving sci-fi series about an alien invasion of Earth, and about what facing the end of the world does to human behavior. It had a large and diverse cast, was filmed in multiple locations, and generally showed high production values. Invasion was released in 2021 and is not the same story as […]

  • Everything’s Trash, new comedy with Phoebe Robinson

    Everything’s Trash, new comedy with Phoebe Robinson

    Everything’s Trash is a new comedy on Freeform (and Hulu) about a podcaster who shares her life in a podcast she calls Everything’s Trash. It’s not perfect, but it has a good core and personality.

  • Surface, episodes 1-3, a great beginning

    Surface, episodes 1-3, a great beginning

    Surface is a thriller/mystery starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The first 3 episodes were released on premier day (7/29/22), with more to come weekly. First let me say Surface looks super good. Secondly, it makes me mad as hell that we have to wait weeks to reach the resolution of this story. I am so hooked on […]

  • Paper Girls: pre-teen girls find strength in numbers

    Paper Girls: pre-teen girls find strength in numbers

    Paper Girls is a time travel sci-fi drama based on a comic book series by Cliff Chiang. Four 12 year old girls out on their bikes delivering papers in the pre-dawn hours in 1988 get caught in a time warp and travel to 2019.

  • The Last Movie Stars, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

    The Last Movie Stars, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

    The Last Movie Stars from director Ethan Hawke is a love letter to two Hollywood icons, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. But it’s more than an exploration of this famous couple and their lives together. It’s a look at Hollywood history for the last 60 or 70 years, crammed with stars from both then and […]

  • Place of Execution, an older series based on a novel by Val McDermid

    Place of Execution, an older series based on a novel by Val McDermid

    Place of Execution is a three part mini-series from the UK. It’s a 2008 series that recently became available on Acorn TV. You may have seen it on PBS Masterpiece in the past. This interesting mystery is based on a novel by Val McDermid.

  • Umma, talk about mommy issues!

    Umma, talk about mommy issues!

    Umma stars Sandra Oh in a story haunted by intergenerational family issues. A film with Sandra Oh should have been better than this one is. I thought perhaps she was interested in acting (and producing) this story because it featured Korean culture and language.

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