Derry Girls, a brilliant final season
Derry Girls, which has always been outstanding, finished up its three season run with excellence! This series is part hilarious, part Irish history, and part coming of age. The only problem I have with Derry Girls is the episodes are too short and their aren’t enough of them.
My Life is Murder, season 3, with a new face
My Life is Murder, season 3, premiered on Acorn TV October 10 with two episodes. Lucy Lawless as retired detective/bread maker is back solving crimes for the Auckland police department. The third season is as charming and colorful as ever, with Alexa Crowe solving murders with ease. There are some minor spoilers ahead because I […]
Heartbreak High, uncompromising drama in this Aussie series
Heartbreak High, an 8 part teen drama series from Australia, takes on an array of powerful topics all organized around a sex education class dubbed SLT – or, inevitably, sluts.
The Imperfects, just make us normal again, please
The Imperfects is about people who were experimental genetics subjects. They have special abilities as a result. They band together to find the scientist who changed them so they can make him change them back.
Recipes for Love and Murder, mouth-watering mysteries
Recipes for Love and Murder stars Maria Doyle Kennedy as an advice columnist for a small town South African newspaper. Her advice always includes a lovingly chosen recipe, meant to help solve any interpersonal problem.
Gutsy review: women are the world’s greatest resource
Gutsy, from Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton, takes us on a journey to meet and learn about a multitude of women who are making a difference in the world. The documentary series is based on their book The Book of Gutsy Women [affiliate link].
Review: Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives
Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives is a series of short monologues from women. It first aired on the BBC in 2018. Each monologue tells one woman’s story. Each is powerful and strongly delivered by 8 outstanding actors.
Lost Ollie, magic and childhood
Lost Ollie is the magical story of a patchwork bunny and the boy who loved him. It will put you in mind of Toy Story or The Velveteen Rabbit, but it is not either of those. This 4 part mini series has depth and many unspoken messages.
The Time It Takes (El tiempo que te doy), a series of shorts
The Time It Takes (El tiempo que te doy) takes a different approach to thinking about love, loss, and grief. The Spanish series of 10 shorts takes us from the beginning to the end of a relationship (or is it the end?).
Darby and Joan, adventures in Australia
Darby and Joan stars Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi in a charming road trip adventure through the most gorgeous places in Queensland, Australia. She’s on a quest and he’s along for the ride.