Better Things didn’t exist as far as I knew. I seldom watch FX so I hadn’t seen teasers for it. I kept hearing this name Pamela Adlon in connection with other things. I thought who the heck is Pamela Adlon? Then I read an ecstatic review of the first two episodes of season 2 of Better Things.
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I almost didn’t watch Gypsy. There were so many bad reviews. I sometimes forget my cardinal rule: I generally disagree with critics. I saw one good review, and a gay girlfriend told me she liked it a lot. To get to the point, I decided to watch it. Continue reading “Review: Season 1 of Gypsy”
Season 1 of Queen Sugar was outstanding, engaging, enlightening, and demanding. It ended with a cliffhanger that could mean huge changes in season 2. Continue reading “Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar”
The Handmaid’s Tale was originally a novel from prolific writer Margaret Atwood. I read it about 30 years ago when it came out, but my memory is sketchy. My sketchy memory left me free to watch the new television series The Handmaid’s Tale with fresh eyes. This is a review of season 1. Continue reading “Review: Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale”
Gypsy is a new Netflix original starring Naomi Watts as a therapist who is apparently more twisted and in need of help than her patients. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Gypsy”
I Love Dick as a television series is highly unusual. As a work of art it is a dazzling meditation on love, sexuality, and feminine perspective. The series shows the imagery and iconography of the female gaze explored through sexual obsession and feminine desire. I Love Dick was created by Jill Soloway of Transparent. Continue reading “Review: I Love Dick”
Netflix first Spanish project is Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable). I’ll review the 8 episode season 1 of this female-powered drama. Minor spoilers ahead.
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Dear White People the series picks up where the movie ended. We go back to the black-face Halloween party and see it from several students’ perspectives. The technique of replaying important events from different characters’ points of view is used to great effect in the TV series. Continue reading “Review: Dear White People the TV series”
In the second episode of Mary Kills People, “The River Styx,” Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) finds out she’s in danger from the police. This is a recap of episode 2. There will be spoilers. Continue reading “Mary Kills People, S1 E2, The River Styx”
Girlboss is a new Netflix original comedy series starring Britt Robertson as Sophia, an immature, over-emotional 23 year old slacker who finds her passion and develops an online fashion business. Continue reading “Review: Girlboss, Season One”