Nine Perfect Strangers. Episodes 1-3 Review.

This viewer will admit to not being overly familiar with David E Kelly’s pre-Big Little Lies creative CV. It comes from an era before this watcher was viewing a lot of prestigious TV. Having covered a lot of his post-Big Little Lies work Kelly’s MO in 2021 has become staggeringly obvious. Take a basic airportContinue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers. Episodes 1-3 Review.”

Master of None: Moments in Love. Experimentation VS Expectation

If this viewer were to rank his favourite Netflix originals the initial two seasons run for master of none would be near the top. It did not have a great deal on its mind beyond a broad slice of life show with some light social commentary elements and a streak of broadly conceptual episodes. ItContinue reading “Master of None: Moments in Love. Experimentation VS Expectation”

Jupiter’s Legacy. Volume One (Netflix.) Review.

The contemporary age of streaming is all about how many viable IP’s each service has. Pioneer Netflix has been left somewhat behind in this regard. A couple of their in-house originals could be considered valuable but they churn through content at such an alarming rate Certain shows are not given enough time to build intoContinue reading “Jupiter’s Legacy. Volume One (Netflix.) Review.”

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 4. Review.

This piece contains spoilers for the ending of Part 3 some light premise discussion/ suggestive spoilers for Part 4. .  This reviewer has always had a soft spot for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Across its first three “parts”/ 28 episodes it was typically solid well never hitting true greatness. The shows weaknesses were often covered by KierrnanContinue reading “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 4. Review.”

His Dark Materials. (BBC/HBO) Season 2. Review.

This critic is now getting to the point with this blog where he is covering new seasons of previously reviewed shows. His thoughts on season one as a fan of the franchise are easily available. With some of the choices made folding in material from later on in the source material throughout the first seasonContinue reading “His Dark Materials. (BBC/HBO) Season 2. Review.”

The Undoing. (HBO.) Review

There are essentially two types of HBO limited series when looking at hour-long dramas. On the one hand, you have your focused single-season narratives that will be there to win over critics and potentially get a slew of award nominations as HBO tend to do. On the other hand, you have your big flash focusedContinue reading “The Undoing. (HBO.) Review”

Three Main Thoughts About the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.

This piece contains spoilers for The Mandalorian 2.03. Precede at readers own risk. Released on Disney + last week in the company’s continuing attempts to keep the Star Wars franchise taking over between theatrical movie trilogies here’s another LEGO effort. Ray uses a time portal key to hop around various films and events from theContinue reading “Three Main Thoughts About the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.”

Emily in Paris. Streaming Shows Designed by Algorithm.

This piece spoils the cliffhanger ending for Emily in Paris Season 1 (not that readers should care.) If readers have been on social media and any point since the first season’s release on October 2nd they likely have seen something related to Emily in Paris. A certain stripe of female viewers lusting after the showsContinue reading “Emily in Paris. Streaming Shows Designed by Algorithm.”

Lovecraft Country. HBO. Review.

HBO’s Lovecraft Country arrived on the genre TV scene to massive acclaim. This was based on an opening episode that is not only one of the best of this year but recalls the heights of the best HBO seasons of recent memory (the opening episodes of Westworld and The Night Of.) It combined elements ofContinue reading “Lovecraft Country. HBO. Review.”

The Haunting of Bly Manor. Review.

Mike Flanagan’s take on The Haunting of Hill House is one of the best individual seasons of the streaming era regardless of platform. The ending wasn’t everything it should have been but the journey combined emotionally impactful interpersonal drama, superbly atmospheric direction and several breakout performances from the large ensemble cast. Thankfully the season wasContinue reading “The Haunting of Bly Manor. Review.”