Monika Mitchell

Annette O'Toole in Virgin River

Virgin River, season 5, it’s a well-oiled machine

Virgin River is back with season 5. Netflix released 10 of the episodes together, and promises two more Christmas themed episodes on November 30. Everything about this series works. The cast has settled in to their roles convincingly and comfortably, the storylines are full of love, friendship, family, and plenty of perilous moments to keep things moving.

Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke in Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane, S2 Pt2, final episodes of a touching love story

Firefly Lane is a love story, but not the usual romcom love story. This is a love story about two lifelong women friends. These women were both straight and had male lovers and husbands, but the real soul-deep love story was between the two women.

Alexandra Breckenridge in Virgin River

Review: Virgin River, season 4

Virgin River just released season 4 on Netflix. Season 5 is on the way. As I watched season 4, I pondered the question, “Why is this show so popular?” I decided it was because it’s about real people living real lives with drama coming from situations that feel real. The characters fall in love, argue, care for each other, mess …

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Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge in Virgin River

Virgin River, season 3, and we’re all in love

Virgin River was so romance oriented in season 3, it could almost make you diabetic. There was drama built in, but every story line was deeply involved with love. This was my least favorite season of the Netflix drama, simply because it felt so emotionally manipulative that you had to cry buckets to get through it.

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