Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown

What’s new on the tube? I’ve been trying out some new shows and some old favorites. Here are a few thoughts on some of those shows. I’ll discuss The Connors, Supergirl, and Murphy Brown. Continue reading “Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown”

Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack

My premise about pop culture for this blog is that it matters. What we see becomes what we think and what we know as a society. In that light, I wanted to share a few general items that I found interesting in the last week. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack”

Review: Shut Eye, season 2

Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland return as Charlie and Linda Haverford in season 2 of Shut Eye. The series about con artists and scammers is a Hulu Original. Continue reading “Review: Shut Eye, season 2”

Review: Shut Eye, season 1

Shut Eye, a Hulu original series, is one of the more creative and surprising things I’ve seen in a while. Everything about it is unexpected. Continue reading “Review: Shut Eye, season 1”

Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Quickly now! See if you can guess how I felt about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again based on these facts. 1) I loved the now 10-year-old Mamma Mia! 2) I love ABBA. 3) I love a musical. Have you guessed yet? Continue reading “Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

Review: Bed of Roses, season 1

Bed of Roses is an Australian comedy/drama series. It consisted of 3 seasons, running from 2008 until 2011. AcornTV now has seasons 1 and 2 streaming in the US. This is a review of season 1 only. Continue reading “Review: Bed of Roses, season 1”

Watch This: Trailers for The Wife and The Children Act

The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce will be released in August. The Children Act, also in theaters in August, stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in a legal drama. I’m combining these two teasers into a single post because of the fact that they are both movies for grown ups and feature outstanding women 40+ in the lead.
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Review: Meditation Park

Meditation Park is a lovely film from director Mina Shum, who also wrote the film. It’s about an older woman who learns to stand up for herself after two crises hit at the same time. Continue reading “Review: Meditation Park”

Jessica Jones, season 2, episode by episode

Jessica Jones season 2 was created by Melissa Rosenberg based on the Marvel comic of the same name.  I’ll give you the high points from each episode. Beware the spoilers – it’s all spoilers ahead.
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Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Book Club”