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Netflix Original “Atypical” — Hilarious, But Flawed

Initially, I was drawn to the Netflix original series “Atypical” more because it was a show that appeared to be about teenagers and family life than because of its actual premise. It’s about an autistic teen who decides he wants to start dating. So, knowing relatively little about autism myself, I expected I would learn… Continue reading Netflix Original “Atypical” — Hilarious, But Flawed

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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

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Netflix Original Movie “War Machine” is a Compelling but Strange Film

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

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The Disappoints of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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

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Netflix’s Bloodline is a Deep, Dark Study of Sin and Guilt

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

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What Catholics Should Know About Netflix’s Daredevil

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