I love a good young adult, coming of age story. And… I hate a bad one. There’s been a weird phenomenon lately, where most of the ones I’ve see on-screen have been falling into the latter category. After watching (part of) the Netflix “13 Reasons Why” series, I was beginning to doubt I’d ever find… Continue reading #RealityHigh: What Have Young Adult Movies Come To?
I’m not really a comic-book geek or anything, and yet I admit that I was fairly excited for the Netflix original “The Defenders” series to premier. Mostly I think I was just hoping for some more of the material I loved in the “Daredevil” series, and hoping for none of the cheesiness that I very… Continue reading The Defenders is Decent, but Mildly Disappointing
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
I’ll be the first to admit that I know very little when it comes things like modern warfare or the intricacies of the recent Middle Eastern conflicts that the U.S. has taken part in. I’d like to say that it was the prospect of learning something new about what went on in Afghanistan that drew… Continue reading Netflix Original Movie “War Machine” is a Compelling but Strange Film
When I was about 32 weeks pregnant with my now 7-month old son, my husband and I had just finished the show we’d been watching nightly on Netflix and needed something new to try. This was right as the antsy baby inside me was continually tricking me with pre-term contractions. Needless to say, I needed… Continue reading What Makes Netflix Original “The Crown” So Good?
I think it’s not a big stretch to say that most fans of the original “Gilmore Girls” series were somewhat unsatisfied with the way it ended. Not enough closure, no real evidence of happily-ever-afters for the characters we had grown to know and love… And now, suddenly, in our social-media-outcry day and age, we have… Continue reading The Disappoints of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
I think my husband and I didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves into when we started watching the Netflix original drama-thriller “Bloodline.” Mostly, I think we decided to give it a whirl because Kyle Chandler, the dad/coach from “Friday Night Lights” was the star. We’d liked that show quite a bit and considered… Continue reading Netflix’s Bloodline is a Deep, Dark Study of Sin and Guilt
My husband and I started watching the Netflix Original series “Daredevil” a few months after it was released, kind of on a whim, knowing very little about it, beyond that it looked at least mildly interesting. The premise is basically: blind guy becomes a vigilante/superhero in “Hell’s Kitchen” (which is apparently what a part of… Continue reading What Catholics Should Know About Netflix’s Daredevil
I must confess that I was excited to watch Netflix’s new series, “13 Reasons Why.” As much as one can be excited to watch something that has as the core of its premise a teenager killing herself. Mostly, I was intrigued because I knew it was adapted from a best-selling young adult novel, and I… Continue reading The “13 Reasons Why” Issues that No One is Talking About
When Luke and I started watching Iron Fist, we had high hopes for it. So far, Daredevil was the only Netflix Original Marvel universe show we had watched, and we had kind of loved it. We were looking forward to more of the same quality in Iron Fist. As we watched the beginning of the… Continue reading Iron Fist is No Daredevil