On Netflix

Netflix’s Watership Down is Not Your Typical Cartoon Bunny Show

I never read the novel Watership Down, and I didn’t actually know anything about it, before I watched the new animated Netflix limited series adaptation of it.  The main reason I watched the series was because I saw it had rabbits in it and it was rated PG, so I figured it was a go to… Continue reading Netflix’s Watership Down is Not Your Typical Cartoon Bunny Show

Amazon Prime

Amazon Series Homecoming is an Engrossing Mystery (and it’s Fairly Clean!)

My husband and I have grown pretty leery of watching series that are rated Mature.  We used to be more unconcerned, figuring we could pretty much just fast-forward stuff we didn’t want to see. But then we had like a whole bunch of things in a row shock us with graphic sex scenes that began… Continue reading Amazon Series Homecoming is an Engrossing Mystery (and it’s Fairly Clean!)

For the Kids · Movies · On Netflix

The Star and Angela’s Christmas: Two Surprisingly Religious Kids’ Christmas Movies on Netflix

           Even if you’re super into Santa Clause stories (which, for the record, I am not), the sheer number of generic, almost made-for-TV type movie options along these lines that can be found on Netflix right now is a little ridiculous. Between those and the sappy cookie-cutter PG romance-in-the-snow movies abounding this time of year,… Continue reading The Star and Angela’s Christmas: Two Surprisingly Religious Kids’ Christmas Movies on Netflix

On Netflix

Daredevil Season 3 is Very Good (Huge Understatement!)

I reviewed the Netflix original series “Daredevil” a while back, after I’d watched (and enjoyed) the first two seasons. I’d loved the positive portrayal of Catholicism in “Daredevil,” and just how well-done the show was as a whole. So my husband and I were moderately excited when season 3 of the series came to Netflix… Continue reading Daredevil Season 3 is Very Good (Huge Understatement!)

Movies · On Netflix

Netflix Film Sierra Burgess is a Loser: A Fun Coming-of-Age Rom-Com

When it comes to young adult movies, Netflix originals seem to me to be pretty hit or miss. Some of them, like Candy Jar, are pretty clean, fun, and well-done. And some of them, like #RealityHigh, are pretty much insufferable. So where does Sierra Burgess is a Loser fall into that spectrum? Maybe not squeaky clean,… Continue reading Netflix Film Sierra Burgess is a Loser: A Fun Coming-of-Age Rom-Com

Current Network Shows

ABC’s New Comedy The Kids Are Alright: So Far, So Good

  Ever since I first saw the trailer for the new ABC sitcom “The Kids Are Alright” about a big Catholic family of all boys, I’ve been dying to see it. It looked funny, well-done, and most importantly, didn’t really look like it was a Catholic-bashing vehicle. Could it be, I asked myself? Was it… Continue reading ABC’s New Comedy The Kids Are Alright: So Far, So Good

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