Oh, man. 1883 was so good. I couldn’t get screenshots so am using press photos, which I don’t like to do. I try to capture the moments that made me feel. And boy – there was a whole lot of feeling, and a whole lot of crying. The acting in 1883 is pretty great. Isabel […]
The Time Traveler’s Wife – (HBOMAX) Miniseries, 2022 by Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue.
“Anyone can stand any kind of torture, except hope.” Excellent writing, smooth cinematography, holds up on a rewatch.
Peacemaker is at once winsome and gruesome. James Gunn knows how to make a story serious, absurd, juvenile and deep, with a highly stylized look and fantastic score. The cinematography is notable and wonderful- I had a million screenshots and could have taken more. I enjoy television that will kill it’s darlings in a violent […]
Band of Brothers takes the viewer into the experience of battle: the confusion, the camaraderie, and the horror. As acclaimed as it’s been for the last twenty years, I hadn’t necessarily expected to like it. I don’t have an easy time following war stories and don’t enjoy them much. I understand now why it’s still […]
Lauren Lyle (Outlander) brought me into Vigil, produced for BBC and now available on Peacock in the US. Luckily all episodes are out and I didn’t have to wait like when it originally aired – it’s a very intense thriller! Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack) is phenomenal in anything she does. Besides the murder mystery, Vigil […]
Reservation Dogs is a 2021 television hit. FX and Hulu have partnered with Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo to produce the Native American comedy, filmed in Oklahoma and written by a team of all-indigenous writers. The show follows a group of delinquent teenagers in a rural reservation. They get into and out of trouble, trying […]
For a show with Man in the title, there sure are a lot of women in charge. Ronald D. Moore (or “L. Ron Moore,” as I’ve taken to calling him due to his tendency to inspire cult-like fanbases) is not shy about strong, complicated, flawed female characters. “For All Mankind” puts women on the moon […]
At last, the long-awaited day is here! Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish have sold a travel and adventure docuseries to Starz. “Men in Kilts” premiered today, Valentine’s Day, 2021. The best-selling book “Clanlands” and it’s audiobook companion have also been published, and fans like myself have been following this journey for a very long time. […]
Short of transcribing the entire series, I can’t recommend this Netflix show highly enough. She’s so funny she almost makes Toni Morrison do a spit take.
The Umbrella Academy is charming. Surrealist, violent, colorful; lush with dark corners and sharp edges. If you like pithy, flawed, disdainful heroes then here’s a whole family of them. “There’s no such thing as good guys or bad guys, there’s just people going about their lives.” Number 5 to Luther, The Umbrella Academy episode 105 […]