Disappointed is an apt description for what I felt immediately after having watched the season 7 opener of one of my absolutely favourite on-going shows.
Supergirl is back on our screens, so why not look back and reminisce on the top 5 episodes of season one.
After a six episode appetizer in season one, Fear the Walking Dead returned in 2016 with 15 episodes to its sophomore season. 15 episodes to familiarize us with the characters, 15 episodes to build allegiances, and 15 episodes to turn the patchwork Manawa-Clark family into a zombie-fighting, apocalypse-surviving unit.
I never needed reminding, but one scene in the second episode of Transparent’s third season managed to highlight my love of TV and reimburse my belief in this wonderful medium’s emotionally resonant storytelling abilities. It may sound lofty and overblown to credit one simple scene with such power and influence but it is nonetheless an honest account of my reaction to watching it.
3 things you should be watching and listening to…
A quick look on some of the movie trailers that have piqued my interest for this coming fall and winter cinema schedule.
Below are three things you should consider joining me in playing, reading, and listening to this week:
In the quiet Japanese drama Our Little Sister directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, a choice is made by three sisters to open up their intimate and well-established family group to a fourth sister.
What follows is a subtle and heartclenching examination of sisterly love, family, and friendship.
Below are three things you should consider joining me in watching and listening to this week:
If you had to live the rest of your life as an animal, what animal would you be? This may sound like your run of the mill Buzzfeed quiz, but is in fact the premise of an absurdist universe conjured up by the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his fifth feature-length film, The Lobster (2015).
Me and Absolutely Fabulous, or AbFab, go way back. The comedic genius of writer and creator Jennifer Saunders has been an integral part of my childhood, as a staple of quality TV comedy.
As I was watching Stand by Me, I very quickly understood why it has become such a beloved classic. This tale of four best friends, who over two days in the summer of ’59 seek to find the dead body of a local boy, is both slightly absurd, simple, and surprisingly moving.