Current Network Shows

My Take on ABC’s A Million Little Things… Meh

  The description for the new ABC drama “A Million Little Things” is extremely vague. I kid you not, Hulu merely says something like, “A group of friends bond.” Sounds like kind of a snooze-fest to me. I might not have even watched the pilot except that, when I looked it up online for more… Continue reading My Take on ABC’s A Million Little Things… Meh

Movies · On Netflix

Black Panther Just Came to Netflix… And it’s Pretty Darn Good

  So, I’ve taken a long time to get around to seeing what’s pretty much the most critically acclaimed Marvel movie ever made. To be honest, I probably still wouldn’t have seen Black Panther if it hadn’t popped onto Netflix this month. Might I have rented it from Redbox? Perhaps. But I was at least a little… Continue reading Black Panther Just Came to Netflix… And it’s Pretty Darn Good

Movies · On Netflix

Netflix Film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Not as Spectacular as I’d Hoped

I first heard of a novel called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from the blog of a film school acquaintance of mine. She’d posted a reading challenge sign-up for the novel on her Facebook page, because she had loved the book and was excited that it was about to become a Netflix movie.… Continue reading Netflix Film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Not as Spectacular as I’d Hoped

Movies · On Netflix

Netflix Film Brain on Fire is a Compelling Look at a Rare Ailment

I first saw the trailer for the Netflix movie Brain on Fire as one of those pop up-type trailers when Netflix opens that start playing before you even select anything. Most of the time I don’t watch these but instead just scroll on down to whatever I’d been planning to watch. This time, I watched… Continue reading Netflix Film Brain on Fire is a Compelling Look at a Rare Ailment

Movies · On Netflix

Why I Liked Thor: Ragnarok (Even Though I’m No Marvel Geek)

I saw the first Thor movie in college because some friends I was with wanted to watch it on DVD. And I found it a fairly forgettable, standard superhero movie.  I watched The Avengers a couple years later on DVD. Aware that everyone in the world pretty much loved it, I was expecting to as… Continue reading Why I Liked Thor: Ragnarok (Even Though I’m No Marvel Geek)

For the Kids · Movies · On Netflix

Disney’s Coco Delivers on the Hype (Despite a Couple Mixed Messages)

Basically, when you hear that a movie is Pixar, you know it’s good (we’ll forget about Cars 2 for a moment). Most of the time, Disney Pixar movies are pretty much always miles above any other animated film out there. So I had some pretty big expectations when we watched Coco the other day. Especially since… Continue reading Disney’s Coco Delivers on the Hype (Despite a Couple Mixed Messages)

Amazon Prime · Movies

Last Flag Flying Gives a Darkly Humorous but Poignant Look at War and Military Service

I remember seeing a trailer some time ago for this light-ish looking drama starring Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston, Last Flag Flying. And I was surprised because the trailer looked fun and entertaining, despite being about war and death. When my husband and I saw that it had been added to Amazon Prime, we decided to… Continue reading Last Flag Flying Gives a Darkly Humorous but Poignant Look at War and Military Service

Current Network Shows · On Netflix

NBC’s The Good Place is Crude but Valuable

Disclaimer: I’ve only seen season 1 of “The Good Place” so far.. Hurry up and get season 2, Netflix! When NBC first premiered its comedy starring Kristen Bell as a girl who’s made it to the “Good Place” after death, I gave the pilot a shot and then quickly gave up. While the premise was… Continue reading NBC’s The Good Place is Crude but Valuable

Current Network Shows

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Good, The Bad, and the Hilariously Funny

I’ve been a pretty regular watcher of the (formerly) Fox detective sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” since the very beginning. I even got a bunch of my family members into the show after I watched the hilarious pilot.  The thing about this Golden Globe-winning comedy is that it’s been pretty consistently hilarious and high-quality ever since. But,… Continue reading Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Good, The Bad, and the Hilariously Funny

Movies · On Netflix

Netflix Original Film Candy Jar is a Refreshingly Decent Young Adult Film

I tend not to get too terribly excited anymore when I see a new Netflix original movie or series that’s in the young adult genre, despite the fact that I love YA stuff in general. Netflix’s material in that vein has just been decidedly unimpressive. Between the filth of their “13 Reasons Why,” and the… Continue reading Netflix Original Film Candy Jar is a Refreshingly Decent Young Adult Film