The Recruit, fast-paced, fun, and pure escapism
The Recruit stars Laura Haddock and Noah Centineo in a reality-defying series about a CIA lawyer and a former CIA asset now stuck in an Arizona prison. It’s a lot of fun and excitement with danger and laughs worked into a runaway train of a story.
Review: Avocado Toast the series
Avocado Toast the series showed up as I was digging around in the obscure regions of Prime Video. It’s a Canadian web series. Season 1 has 11 very short episodes.
Review: Impulse, season 1
Impulse is an action-packed YouTube original. At its heart, it’s about sexual violence and assault. Wrapped around that heart is a blanket of mystery and sci fi about special powers. It’s a compelling combination, and very well done.
Review: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town
The Canadian comedy How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is a romp as funny as the title suggests. The film stars several favorite actors of mine. It’s funny and poignant at the same time.
5 Things I Loved about 5 Years of Orphan Black
Orphan Black is over. All we have now is stored on the DVR to rewatch endlessly. Sob. I was a huge fan of the show and want to celebrate its time on live TV.
Orphan Black S5 E10 To Right the Wrongs of Many
Orphan Black finishes with “To Right the Wrongs of Many.” It’s the last episode ever, which makes me want to cry. I cried most of the way through this episode, but they were happy tears.
Orphan Black S5 E9 One Fettered Slave
Orphan Black episode 9 “One Fettered Slave” is a funeral with no happy weddings. Helena’s (Tatiana Maslany, a multitude) early history is explored. This is a recap. There are spoilers.
Orphan Black S5 E8 Guillotines Decide
Orphan Black draws nearer the last episode with “Guillotines Decide,” the 8th episode of season 5. In this episode, it was the best of times. It was the worst of times. This is a recap. There are spoilers.
Orphan Black S5 E7 Gag or Throttle
Orphan Black episode 7 “Gag or Throttle” ups the excitement and danger to maximum. Rachel (Tatiana Maslany who is here, there, and everywhere) has Kira (Skyler Wexler) in a terrible spot but starts to see things from a different point of view before the episode is over. This is a recap. There are spoilers.
Orphan Black S5 E3 Beneath Her Heart
Orphan Black episode 3, “Beneath Her Heart,” focuses on the Hendrix family past and present. Alison (Tatiana Maslany, one of many) has a breakthrough and Donnie (Kristian Bruun) does some revealing dance steps. This is a recap. Every sentence is a spoiler.