Hacks, season 1, just finished its run on HBO Max. Season 2 was approved just as season 1 ended. In Jean Smart’s long career we’ve seen her do everything, but she hasn’t often been the lead character. In Hacks she’s running the show and her performance is absolute gold.Continue reading “Season 1 of Hacks brings Jean Smart back to comedy”
Mare of Easttown is a terrific WOW of a mystery series from HBO. The main cast is all women, each of whom delivers an award worthy performance. Series creator Brad Ingelsby crafted a mesmerizing script with real characters and an array of twists and surprises.
I see the potential for several Emmy nominations for this cast for both lead and supporting actress. Brilliant work all round, ladies. Brad Ingelsby should get one for writing, too.Continue reading “Mare of Easttown wows”
I’m realizing that I like binge watching something from start to finish. Waiting a week for a new episode of something I want to see is mildly annoying. Are you like that, too?
Lately I’ve been devoted to two such shows on HBO: Mare of Easttown and The Nevers. Both release new episodes on Sundays. Their seasons are about midway through and worthy of a few words.Continue reading “The weekly watch on HBO includes Mare of Easttown and The Nevers”
I’m late to the party with Watchmen. I got HBO Max for Christmas and I’m catching up on all the good stuff that everyone else has already seen. The series is based on characters in a DC Comics graphic novel series. The heroes and the villains are all played by outstanding actors.Continue reading “Watchmen Brings Relevant Themes to Alternate Reality”
Superintelligence brings Melissa McCarthy to the center of an action comedy about the most average, ordinary person on earth. It’s streaming on HBO Max.Continue reading “Review: Superintelligence”
Life Itself is a multi-generational family drama full of love and heartbreak. It’s from writer and director Dan Fogelman, the creator of This Is Us.Continue reading “Review: Life Itself”
A Simple Favor is fun, funny, sexy, beautiful, surprisingly dark, and full of delightful performances. Paul Feig directed this romp through the suburban wilds of motherhood.Continue reading “Review: A Simple Favor”
A few stray thoughts will tumble out of my head in this brain dump. Let’s spend a moment with Klute and Jane Fonda, Dirty John and The Color Purple, and Ellen DeGeneres Relatable.Continue reading “Brain Dump: Klute, Dirty John vs. The Color Purple, Ellen DeGeneres”
Dirty John gives me the creepy crawlies. It is so uncomfortable to watch. I watched the first two episodes based on loyalty to Connie Britton, but the prospect of watching all 8 of the episodes in the first season of this tale doesn’t make me squirm with anticipation. More like squirm with dread.
It does have some of my favorite women actors. There is that. Continue reading “The First Two Episodes of Dirty John”
Miss Meadows stars Katie Holmes in an eccentric and weirdly wonderful story about a prim and proper murderer. It’s one of the most delightful things I’ve seen: full of surprises and improbable in every way. Continue reading “Review: Miss Meadows”