Love Sarah is a fluffy pastry

Love Sarah tells about a group of people who grieve the loss of Sarah. They start a bakery in her honor. It’s a warm and cheerful film with no villains and a happy ending. You can cheer yourself up with this sweet little puff on Hulu.

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Review: September Mornings (Manhãs de Setembro)

September Mornings (Manhãs de Setembro) is the story of a Brazilian trans woman at a crucial turning point in her life. It’s available on Prime Video.

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Mine: family, wealth, and murder from Korea

Mine, streaming on Netflix, is a soapy K-drama about a wealthy extended family. In 18 hour-long episodes, the series looks at parenthood, family, wealth, privilege, and loneliness. There are many characters, but the women in the story are the triumphant ones in the end.

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LFG: equal pay for women athletes

LFG is a new HBO documentary about the lawsuit women soccer players from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team brought against their soccer organization for equal pay.

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The 10 Best Shows on Acorn TV

I frequently recommend series that appear on Acorn TV. They carry material from British and other international sources. It’s content you don’t always find in other places. Sometimes when I scroll through their offerings I notice how many of their shows I’ve already seen. That’s because so many of them are good! Here are some of my favorites.

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Review: Katla, mysterious and atmospheric

Katla, a series from Iceland, creates a world of cold and volcanic ash. The most remarkable aspect of the series is the atmosphere and environment built around a melting glacier and an active volcano. The series is on Netflix.

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Physical, episodes 1-3

Physical, a 10 part series on Apple TV+, released the first 3 episodes last week. Now it’s once a week until the final episode releases on August 10. Rose Byrne stars as an unhappy housewife in the 1980s who discovered aerobics classes just as videotape technology was about to disrupt the way we used our television screens.

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Solos feature 7 solo performances

Solos, on Prime Video, is a series of 7 short episodes. They are mostly a single character conversing with an AI, although some have a second human actor present at times. The episodes tackle memory, love, loneliness, isolation, time travel, and space travel.

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Flack, season 2, careening toward rock bottom

In season 2 of Flack, the PR firm led by a group of women continues to make even the worst people look good. PR genius Robyn (Anna Paquin) spirals down the path of her addiction toward what should be a wake up call. This series is on Prime Video.

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Random reflections on S4 of The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale, season 4, concluded on Hulu on June 15. It was a complicated storyline in 10 episodes. I’m going to hit some high points. Be warned, there are spoilers ahead.

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