Secrets of the Elephants, a fascinating doc seriesRead more: Secrets of the Elephants, a fascinating doc series
Secrets of the Elephants is a National Geographic series. Four episodes examine the lives and culture of elephants living in the savanna, the rain forest, the desert, and Asia.
Am I Being Unreasonable? British TragicomedyRead more: Am I Being Unreasonable? British Tragicomedy
Am I Being Unreasonable? begins with a tragic accident on a train and returns to the event again and again throughout the series, each time revealing more and more of the truth about what happened. The story is told as a comedy in six short episodes.
Black Bags: a surprising thrillerRead more: Black Bags: a surprising thriller
Black Bags is essentially a two hander starring Olesya Rulin and Laura Vandervoort as strangers who mix up their black suitcases getting off a bus. What starts off in seeming innocence quickly turns dangerous and startling.
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody reviewRead more: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody review
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody is the latest biopic about Whitney Houston. This one was directed by Kasi Lemmons with the approval of Whitney’s family and the caretakers of her legacy. It tells her story with a focus on her voice and her talent.
Door Mouse: an indie with a strong lookRead more: Door Mouse: an indie with a strong look
Door Mouse uses its unwavering comic book noir aesthetic to tell a story about missing girls and the heroes who save them. It’s indies like this one that emphasize the importance of giving independent storytellers with an artistic vision a chance to tell you a story in a different way.
Mrs. Davis, reflections on the first half of season 1Read more: Mrs. Davis, reflections on the first half of season 1
Mrs. Davis is an absolutely bonkers, absurd, trope-filled quest on the part of a nun to destroy an AI known as Mrs. Davis. As of this writing, 4 of the 8 episodes in the series are available on Peacock. I have a few comments.
The Diplomat, smart and fascinating televisionRead more: The Diplomat, smart and fascinating television
The Diplomat stars Keri Russell as Kate Wyler, the newly appointed US Ambassador to the UK. It wasn’t the job she wanted. She was thrown into it in mid crisis when somebody blew a giant hole in the side of a British Navy ship.
Cocaine Bear: gory dark comedyRead more: Cocaine Bear: gory dark comedy
Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks, tells a story triggered by a real event, but is a wild version far from the reality of what happened. It’s an over the top gory version of what might happen if an 800 pound black bear developed a love for cocaine.
Catherine Called Birdy: high jinks in Merry Old EnglandRead more: Catherine Called Birdy: high jinks in Merry Old England
Catherine Called Birdy features Bella Ramsey in a tale about a 14 year old girl in medieval England who doesn’t want to do anything involving rules. She especially doesn’t want to marry someone with money just to save her family from ruin.
MPower: Marvel celebrates its women superheroesRead more: MPower: Marvel celebrates its women superheroes
MPower is Marvel taking a look at the women superheroes in numerous Marvel movies and TV shows. It doesn’t detail every woman superhero in the Marvel universe in just 4 episodes, but touches on several.