Review: Shrill, season 2

Shrill, season 2, takes the main character Annie (Aidy Bryant) on a journey of discovery about herself and the people around her. Aidy Bryant developed the series with Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West. Bryant wrote for every episode, and also directed in season 2.

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Review: Jezebel (2019)

Jezebel is a true story based on the early life of the film’s writer and director, Numa Perrier. Perrier plays the older sister Sabrina in the film but she lived it as the younger sister. It’s available on Netflix.

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Thoughts on Season 1 of The L Word: Generation Q

The L Word: Generation Q is an old friend and a new friend wrapped up in a beautiful package. Now that season 1 has ended and the long wait for season 2 begins, I wanted to share some thoughts about the new series.

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Review: Ackley Bridge, season 3

Ackley Bridge, season 3, is streaming on Acorn TV for US viewers. This British series is about a racially diverse school in West Yorkshire. Season 3 dealt with some heavy, heartbreaking topics.

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Review: Sex Education, season 2

Sex Education season 2 is so tightly written that not a beat is wasted. In 8 episodes this outstanding series tells many, many stories about the sexual escapades, hangups, failures, and successes of a large group of people connected to an English school. There are a few spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen season 2 yet.

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Review: Troop Zero

Troop Zero is a moving, inspiring, underdog story streaming on Prime Video. It’s about an unlikely gaggle of kids who stand up to the universe and say, “I am here.”

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Review: Grace and Frankie, season 6

Grace and Frankie maintains its edge in season 6 with humor, the realities of aging, love, and friendship forming the base of the storytelling. Things have changed quite a bit by the end of the season. Season 7 is already set to deal with the new situations set up by season 6.

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Review: Soundtrack

Soundtrack is a Netflix original series. It’s hard to label because it’s unusual, but I’ll call it a musical drama. I can’t give it a blanket recommendation. Its unusual nature makes it the kind of series people are either going to love or hate. Give it a try and decide for yourself if 10 episodes are for you.

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Review: Live Twice, Love Once (Vivir dos veces)

Live Twice, Love Once (Vivir dos veces) is a Spanish language movie streaming on Netflix. It’s a sad but beautiful story about love lost and a family torn apart by dementia.

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Review: Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard is a BBC mystery series in 4 episodes. It full of psychological and suspenseful secrets and surprises. Emily Watson stars in a role that’s unusual for her to play. She’s brilliant at it. There are some spoilers ahead.

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