Category: Television

PBS’ Little Women Review

  PBS’ three-episode miniseries of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women came to a finale over the weekend, originally airing on BBC in December. I have a personal connection to Alcott’s classic, inspired by her own life, which I have previously discussed on this blog. The Oscar nominated 1994 film adaptation of the book, starring Winona ...

Lost in Space Season One Review

Netflix’s 2018 Lost in Space series reboot has an episodic feel as the characters find themselves in a unique conflict each episode, similar to the 1965 original, while characters struggle with their isolation and each other throughout the season. This is a science-fiction survival story, reminiscent of The Martian, with unfolding backstories told through flashbacks, ...

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season One Review: S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous

I had a to steal the title of a Gilmore Girls episode for this review’s title, which is appropriate because Amy Sherman-Palladino created both series. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sherman-Palladino brings the fast, witty dialogue that she’s known for and engaging female characters. The eight episode first season of the show is available for ...

“American Gods” Season One Review

“American Gods” was on my to-read list for many years and for some reason remained on that list until recently. Hearing that the book would be adapted for television (and living with the constant fear that I will regret watching something before reading the book), motivation kicked-in… and went away… and kicked-in again around the ...

Five Reasons to get excited about Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered on Amazon Prime as a single episode during their pilot season in March of this year. Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) plays Midge Maisel, a New York housewife during the 1950’s, who becomes a stand-up comedienne after her husband leaves her, a struggling comic himself. The show was picked up ...

Review: Black Sails Series Finale

*All the spoilers ahead* A couple weeks ago Starz’s Black Sails came to an end after four seasons. The show was set up as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, but incorporated many historical figures and famous pirates into the show along with politics from the British government as the pirates fight to maintain control of Nassau. ...

Finding Sailor Moon: A Binge-Watching Story

I have recently become a Sailor Moon  fan- as in, the past few months.  I’m not sure what took me so long to get on board with the series. There are a lot of people in my circle who love- LOVE- Sailor Moon, but I have always had reservations. I guess, I saw the school girl ...

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The Ways I love Each Adapted Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet- not only does she have the best forename in existence (I might be biased), she is also one of the most beloved heroines of classic literature. Somehow Elizabeth has stood against time as an adored protagonist and as she continues to be adapted in various media forms (comics, webseries, movies), I never tire of her. ...

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Westworld Episode One: “The Original” Review

I had forgotten that Westworld was premiering on HBO, but randomly managed to catch it Sunday night, a pleasant surprise to wrap the weekend. All I could really remember from the trailer was sci-fi and animatronics, or something like that. What I got was a more complex question about the realities we live in and ...

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Best King Arthur Adaptations

It’s pretty amazing that the King Arthur legends have been around for about fifteen centuries- entertaining global audiences for nine- and still hold up today. Storytellers have drawn out many narratives from Arthurian legends, using various character point of views and a variety of mediums. Next year a new Arthurian film is set to release, ...