Thoughts on the First Episode of Hightown

Starz advertised a deal I could not refuse in conjunction with the new series Hightown. I’m interested in Hightown because I’ll probably never make it to Cape Cod or Provincetown, and this story is set there. Ever since I memorized all the words to Patti Page’s “Old Cape Cod” as a kid, I’ve wanted to see that area.

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Interactive Fun with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend is a new interactive game/adventure. If you know the Kimmy Schmidt franchise and like the characters, you’ll probably have fun fooling around with this.

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Review: The Great

The Great is a rowdy and ribald comedy based very loosely on the story of Catherine the Great of Russia. It bills itself as “an occasionally true story.” There really was a Catherine the Great of Russia. Stop there. That was the true part.

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Review: Into the Night, season 1

Into the Night is a Belgian sci-fi thriller. It’s a nail-biting thrill ride with one of the best cliffhangers at the end of the season I’ve ever seen. It’s mostly in French with some English, Russian, and Arabic in the mix.

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Dear Networks, Please Renew These Shows

I’m not worried about the big hits like Killing Eve and Dead to Me getting renewed. It’s the smaller shows I suggest should be renewed.

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Review: The Eddy

The Eddy has a different language. That language is jazz. The story is told in jazz. Jack Thorne wrote a story about a struggling jazz club in Paris called The Eddy. He added personal drama and a suspenseful mystery. He got Damien Chazelle to produce it and direct the first couple of episodes. The series is a mystery told with music.

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Review: Call My Agent (Dix pour cent), season 2

Call My Agent (Dix pour cent), a French language dramedy about agents and the actors they represent is streaming on Netflix. The agents perform extraordinary acts to earn their 10% from the various actors under their care.

Call My Agent (Dix pour cent) features the same four agents we got to know in season 1. They are Andréa (Camille Cottin), Mathias (Thibault de Montalembert), Gabriel (Grégory Montel), and Arlette (Liliane Rovère).

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Review: Call My Agent (Dix pour cent), season 1

Call My Agent (Dix pour cent) is a French language TV series streaming on Netflix. It’s about a firm of agents behind the greatest film and TV stars in France. It’s clever and funny and delightful.

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Review: Dead to Me, season 2

Dead to Me sets off on season 2 at breakneck speed and the wild ride never lets up. Our two women Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) have each killed the other’s man. This brings them closer together than ever. When it isn’t driving them apart.

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Review: Normal People

Normal People is an Irish series streaming on Hulu. It tells the story of two people who love each other but are unable to make it fully work.

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