Amy Sherman-Palladino has really outdone herself this time. If you loved "Gilmore Girls," then you'll love "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" even more. There are even more sharp tongues and fast talking, and an extra degree of girl power pizzaz that is not only timely, but also wonderfully invigorating.
(Updated April 4, 2017)
I wrote this blog too soon, and needed to update it when I saw the final episode.This is one of my new favorite shows. Not only is it a stellar cast of kickass women, but it is a masterful blend of art and telling real stories about real issues without the usual Hollywood face lift. I hate when films or series gloss over serious issues, and use, for example, abuse as a mere dramatic effect, or they glamourize it someway. Here, you don’t just have an abused housewife, you go through the confusion, the shame, the fear, the anger, the denial, the escape, and all the various wavelengths of an abusive relationship with her.
Looking for a new show to binge watch on Netflix, but not sure if you’re ready to commit to 6 seasons with 23 episodes each? Well, I’ve got one for you that is a good investment of a few days worth of binge watching. “Broadchurch” is 2 seasons, 8 episodes, 48 minutes each and is a wonderfully emotional, crime, murder, mystery drama. When a young boy is murdered, a quiet beach side town in England is turned inside out and upside down they try to cope with and figure out what happened. The first season is brilliant, and the second season is mostly good, but distracted by the horribly played out court drama. You can never rely on dramatizations of legal proceedings to be accurate, but if the court proceedings in this show are even slightly reflective of the British court system, then God, please do save the Queen!
Hjordis Steals Your Heart As a Lovable Teacher who Inspires her Students in This Funny Danish Series
I have learned that it is difficult to sell anti-bullying content as entertainment, especially to the audience we most want to send the message—kids, teens, young adults. However, I recently discovered a most charming and warming Danish mini-series, now on Netflix, that has brilliantly executed an entertainment piece with a good message.
Don’t you hate it when someone wakes you up just as you’re about to conquer a country and become a princess? Yes well, that is where my dreams led me after being introduced to a new series that has filled the void “The Tudors” left me when it wrapped. “The White Queen” is just as dramatically wonderful a period series—it’s got all the good sex, politics, religion, even a bit of witchcraft in this one, costumes, and actors too good looking to play the people they’re playing. While Elizabeth Woodville was known to be very beautiful, I somehow doubt Edward IV was as handsome as Max Irons is. Damn he’s charming.
In case you haven’t realized, I’m a huge fan of foreign films and TV shows. My most recent discovery is a sicom called “Klown,” which was also made into a movie. It is incredibly hilarious and stars a group of Danish comedians, and basically revolves around the many mishaps of Frank Hvam, and his bromance with best mate Casper Christensen. Mia Lynhe, who plays his girlfriend is the perfect contrast to his quirkiness--cute, sweet, and rational. And interestingly, everyone on the show seems to play fictionalized version of themselves, so they all use their real names.
I’ve discovered the most brilliant show EVER. I’ve never been huge on the food programs on television. When I watch them, I just get immensely hungry, and disappointed by whatever my next meal is actually going to be; or I feel gross and bloated just from looking at all the fatty and grotesque amount of foods being displayed on my television.