Review: I Am Not Okay with This

I Am Not Okay with This fits into the category of girl coming of age who discovers her superpower amid high school horrors. It’s an origin story that begs additional seasons. Beware the spoilers.

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Review: Gentefied

Gentefied is a Spanglish mashup of gente (people) and gentrified that perfectly expresses what this bilingual comedy series on Netflix is about.

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Review: Bad Banks, season 1

Bad Banks is a German language financial thriller streaming on Hulu. A second season is out, but hasn’t arrived on Hulu yet.

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Review: Luna Nera, season 1

Luna Nera (or Black Moon) is an Italian language series on Netflix. It’s a tale of witches and witch hunters set in 17th Century Italy.

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Review: Locked Up (Vis a vis), season 1

Locked Up (Vis a vis) is an addicting Spanish language series on Netflix. It’s a women’s prison story with more twists than a corkscrew.

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Review: Balthazar, season 1

Balthazar is a French language crime drama featuring a male forensic pathologist in Paris who works with a female chief inspector. Season 1 is available on Acorn TV. A second season has already aired in France.

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Review: Virgin River

Virgin River is a Netflix original that stars a woman, is written by women, is often directed by women, and is produced by women. Netflix has already renewed it for a second season.

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Review: Perfect Harmony, season 1

Perfect Harmony is an NBC comedy. I recently watched all of season 1 in a big gulp on Hulu.

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Review: Bloom, season 1

Bloom, from Australia, brings another sci fi series to lovers of the genre. It’s a six part series available on Hulu in the U.S. There are spoilers ahead.

Season 1 ends with a tantalizing cliffhanger, and season 2 is already in the works. Some beloved Australian stars lead this one – particularly Bryan Brown and Jacki Weaver.

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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.

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