Review: Wentworth, season 8

Wentworth (in some locales Wentworth Prison), season 8, is available on Netflix US now. In this season, a rash of new characters entered the prison to create trouble and chaos. Seasons 8 and 9, already set, are supposed to be the final seasons for this long running Australian women’s prison series.

The situation in Wentworth Prison at the start of the season is unsettled. There was ‘the siege’ at the end of season 7. The writing technique that pits women against women, thrives on rumors and false information, and keeps everyone stirred up remains the same, no matter the season. There’s always someone believing bad advice from someone with an ulterior motive.

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Brain Dump: Better Things, Good Girls, and Crazy Rich Asians

Today’s quick takes on TV shows will include Better Things and Good Girls, as well as a few thoughts on the film Crazy Rich Asians.

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Trans in America: A Documentary Series from the ACLU

Trans in America is a series of three short documentaries from the ACLU. You can watch all three on the ACLU site or on YouTube. Continue reading “Trans in America: A Documentary Series from the ACLU”

Review: Queer Eye, season 2

Queer Eye season 2, streaming on Netflix, continues the campaign by the fab 5 to make everyone they help feel better about themselves and make improvements in their lives. Continue reading “Review: Queer Eye, season 2”

Review: Goliath, season 2

Goliath, season 2, is a full on murder mystery with Billy Bob Thornton playing the semi-drunken investigator/lawyer with a heart of gold who tries to spring an innocent kid from jail.

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Grey’s Anatomy Adds a Transgender Character

Grey’s Anatomy started off season 14 with some new interns. The intern Casey Parker is played by Alex Blue Davis. I was absolutely thrilled by Casey Parker and the way he came into the story. Continue reading “Grey’s Anatomy Adds a Transgender Character”

Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable) Season 2

The nine episodes of season 2 of Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable) are available on Netflix. The new episodes open with New Year’s Eve 1929 in Madrid, Spain. The women who work for the telephone company and characters who swirl around them get the season off to a dramatic start that never lets up for a second. Beware, there are a few spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary directed by David France, looks back at the death of one of the icons of the gay rights movement. Continue reading “Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

The News about ‘Pose’ from Ryan Murphy

The Hollywood Reporter revealed two big news flashes about Ryan Murphy’s latest project Pose, which will air on FX, if it goes to series. I hope many, many people will watch for the pilot season on FX and punch in some high view numbers for Pose. Let’s make it happen! Continue reading “The News about ‘Pose’ from Ryan Murphy”

Review: 3 Generations

For all the problems and rebranding involved in bringing 3 Generations to the screen, I expected it to be a mess. It was actually quite good. The emotions were real and alive. The performances were excellent. Continue reading “Review: 3 Generations”