The Little Mermaid turned out to be a bit of a disappointment to me. Overall, I love a musical, and director Rob Marshall has made musicals in the past that I loved. I have hard to pin down and vague feelings about The Little Mermaid being less than wonderful. Perhaps it’s because of the 2 hour and 15 minute running …
The Starling needs a pro vs. con scoresheet for its uneven story. The pros come in the form of a really lovely cast who make the material as good as possible. The cons are that the story is overly sentimental and employs knock-you-over-the-head symbolism to tell the tale. It’s streaming on Netflix. There is a big spoiler ahead.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back with season 3. It’s as funny as ever. Kimmy is no longer the wide-eyed child all new to the world after 15 years locked underground. She’s developed a certain mature wisdom – not always reliable, but she’s finding her way. This is a review of season 3 only and contains minor spoilers.