I am a bit late weighing in on this controversy but I finally watched “Cuties” and now I am incredibly frustrated with the social media storm surrounding it.
“The Karate Kid” came out in 1984, 3 years before I was even born. It was still popular enough while I was growing up that I was aware of its existence but I can’t even remember when I finally sat down to watch it. It left no lasting impression on me. Which is why I was a bit surprised to find myself somewhat charmed by its most recent sequel - a series titled “Cobra Kai”, the first two seasons of which are currently streaming on Netflix.
“Enola Holmes”, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin as Enola, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, and Helena Bonham Carter as their mother Eudoria, has been a big success since it premiered on Netflix a few weeks ago. What is it exactly that viewers find so appealing? Here are five very good reasons for the film’s popularity - in no particular order.
Netflix’s new show “Emily in Paris” about a plucky young American who goes to work for a marketing company in the French capital, not knowing a word of the language but armed with her awesome Instagram skills and “fresh perspective”, has certainly stirred up some controversy. In the wake of cancellations of favourite shows such as “GLOW”, many viewers seem to feel they’ve been robbed of something good and given thrash in return. Critics are not exactly charmed, either, and I don’t even want to imagine what the French think about it. (Actually, according to the internet, they seem to be mostly laughing at it in bemusement which, I suppose, is better than the alternative.)
It was really just a joke. I was chatting to a couple of single girlfriends about our love lives (or lack thereof) and the plight of single women in their 30s who want to have kids but aren’t ready to give up on romance and just settle down with a convenient person in order to build a family.