Articles tagged: Netflix
Kaleidoscope tries a little bit of everything and struggles with it all
Content warning: This article references racist and xenophobic rhetoric. Author’s note: I watched the show in this order: “Yellow,” “Orange,” “Red,” “Pink,” “Green,” “Violet,” “Blue,” and “White.” Netflix’s newest heist... Read more
Wednesday: A fun but half-assed addition
On Nov. 23, Netflix released the highly anticipated new series Wednesday. The show is the latest addition to the Addams Family universe, creating a storyline for the infamous daughter, Wednesday... Read more
The true crime of ‘true crime’
The rise of true crime in popular culture has prompted novel conversations about how we depict killers and victims in storytelling.
There isn’t much to love about Love In The Villa
Romeo and Juliet is undeniably one of the world’s greatest love stories. But as any middle school English student will tell you, it is also one of the most devastating.... Read more
The Tinder Swindler and the dark side of dating apps
The Tinder Swindler exposes the true dangers of dating people who we meet online and don’t truly know.
Horse races, heated stares, and happy endings: Bridgerton season two deals in heavy-handedness
Yet in its second season, Bridgerton, which ostensibly continues Pride and Prejudice’s Regency-era legacy, fails to deliver this satisfying progression.
What Inventing Anna tells us about class, Georgetown, and the status quo
But she also raises questions about class identity and allegiance that exist at the intersection of the monied and the not—an intersection that exists at Georgetown, too.
Ted Lasso ups its game in its second season
It’s impossible to talk about pop culture during the pandemic without mentioning the masterpiece that is Ted Lasso. The show follows an American football coach, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), as... Read more
You Season 3: impressive acting and haunting takeaways but a convoluted plot line
Lights up on the quiet, suburban town of Madre Linda, California. A couple makes the expected move from a large city to a quieter setting in order to raise their... Read more
Malcom and Marie: A Failed Attempt at Pretentious Artistry
The phenomenally high expectations surrounding the first quarantine-produced film Malcom & Marie set the audience’s hopes far too high for the actual outcome. With a cast of just two—albeit a... Read more
Why you should watch Netflix’s Firefly Lane
February just got a little more exciting—with a new Netflix release! Based on Kristin Hannah’s book of the same title, the new series Firefly Lane follows bestfriends Tully Hart (Katherine... Read more
Top K-Dramas of 2020
This packaged deal includes my absolutely objective Top 5 K-Dramas for you to binge this winter. But wait! There’s more. I added an additional 5 dramas that everyone’s raved about... Read more
Mismatched: A story of an unlikely, unexpected pair
Scrolling through Netflix looking for a fun, quick show to watch over Thanksgiving break, I came across the Netflix mini-series Mismatched. Based on Sanhya Menon’s bestselling book When Dimple Met... Read more
The Crown season 4: How soon is too soon?
The latest season of The Crown is by far the cruelest depiction of the Royal Family. The series is one of the most serious retellings of royal history seamlessly blending... Read more
Dash & Lily dares to be the best Christmas rom-com ever
It’s Christmas in New York City. The lights are magical, the caroling groups sing on every corner, and the streets are somehow not overrun by tourists. You can have the... Read more
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is prescient, funny, and way oversimplified
After spending over a decade in development hell, it’s hard to think of better timing for the release of The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), a flawed, overstylized, but... Read more
Emily in Paris is a binge-worthy, one-dimensional show that people can’t stop hating on
Emily in Paris is the new Netflix show that we either love to hate or hate to love. The titular character, Emily Cooper, (Lily Collins) is a Chicago native, marketer,... Read more
Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is a dazzling horror love story that captivates hearts (and nightmares)
Mild Spoiler Warning: I vaguely discuss some details that give away parts of what happens toward the end of this show. It’s nothing in depth and nothing too explicitly obvious,... Read more
Netflix’s Ratched is another stylish-but-convoluted mess from Ryan Murphy and Co.
The odds seem to be against famed TV creator Ryan Murphy this year. Last month’s Ratched is the third release from the producer following May’s Hollywood and June’s season 2... Read more
Gingerbread teacups, biscuit waistcoats, and very large nuts
Call me American, but I have a tumultuous relationship with biscuit week. I know the snappy, uniform, basic, hard-as-rock British “biscuit” situation is designed to be dunked and enjoyed with... Read more