Pilot: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

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Every now and then you stumble upon a TV series that just works. It hooks you from the beginning. Even if you hadn’t heard much about it and went in blind, the pilot episode did what it was supposed to do. Convince you the series will be well worth your time. In this day and age, with television being so different, falling in love with the first episode may not be the best thing to do. You may have loved it, but it might not be able to convince the right people to let it go on and prove itself as a regular series. And here I thought all digital platforms were flawless. Continue reading

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10 Years: “Catch and Release”

It’s not unusual for me to take an interest in romantic comedies. However, I can’t tell you why that is. I’ve always been a sucker for the romantic comedy. Mind you, I’m still typically very picky about what films I’ll see and then own, even within a specific genre. Some just can’t win me over and others are flat out bad. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”

The television reboot/revival craze isn’t going anywhere. While it’s obnoxious that it’s a thing at all, most haven’t proven being well worth it, from either being bad on some level or not showing that it was worth being brought back at all. But every now and then some reboots seem to stem from a completely different mindset, and only need to achieve that level of success. Continue reading

At First Glance: “The Dressmaker”

Some adaptations and imports are of the variety you didn’t know you needed. They’re so refreshing, that regardless of what others think, you’ll watch it as soon as possible. It’s one of the troubles with films being made in outside of the U.S. The ones you really want to see, the ones that should be getting made by Hollywood, are only available in other countries and because of other countries. Continue reading

At First Glance: “BrainDead”

When it comes to a new TV series, sometimes all you need to know is who created it. If you enjoyed something that they created before, or lots of things in some cases, then you’re more inclined to follow them no matter the project. The only thing you have to worry about, is whether or not it was worth it. Sometimes, it’s not. Continue reading

Another First Glance: “Joy”

When you’ve had a string of hits, with several of the same people, you’d better believe how much pressure is on you to deliver once again. People don’t just fork over their hard earned money for anything or just anyone. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

When one story about a young girl with cancer finds success, why not have another? All you have to do is cast the right people, find the right source material and make sure it has a similar, if not more so, charming element. Recipe for success?! Continue reading