I have to say, I’m rather excited by the media buzz surrounding the Netflix original series “Stranger Things,” with the premier of its second season this past Friday. One of the big reasons I’m excited is because it means something is happening that has been getting more and more rare since the advent of streaming… Continue reading Why I’m Watching Stranger Things
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
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