Movies · On Netflix

Beauty and the Beast: My Take on the Controversy

I’ve heard a lot of varying reactions to Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast remake. I’m talking, thoughts that are so radically different they span the range of, “It was so beautiful that I cried,” to “It is evil and terrible.” Well, most of the evil-callers had not actually seen the movie and were… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast: My Take on the Controversy

For the Kids · Movies · On Netflix

Paddington: The Best Family Film I’d Never Heard Of

Apparently, I missed hearing about this movie when it first came out in 2014. I’d never heard of it until we stumbled upon it on Netflix one day while looking for a family movie we could watch together with our toddler. Now I usually assume, if I haven’t heard of a family-friendly movie but find… Continue reading Paddington: The Best Family Film I’d Never Heard Of

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Netflix Original “Paranoid” is a Solid, Tense Mystery Series

It seems to me that, in the library of Netflix original series, there is a glut of both sci-fi options and mystery/detective-type shows. We’ve tried our fair share of the sci-fi ones and not really found any that impressed us enough/didn’t disgust us with unexpected graphic sexual material. But we hadn’t really tried many of… Continue reading Netflix Original “Paranoid” is a Solid, Tense Mystery Series

Current Network Shows · On Netflix

The Epic Disappointments of Jane the Virgin

I never wanted to write this post. What I wanted was to finish watching season 3 of “Jane the Virgin” on Netflix and go out on the inevitable cliffhanger, and at least be able to recommend the show with some reservations. Instead, I stopped after the 18th episode of the season and said enough is… Continue reading The Epic Disappointments of Jane the Virgin