Fiction writer, reviewer and an incurable chatterbox.
The Emotional Punches of "Encanto" - Why Are We All Bawling Our Eyes Out?
Am I really late to the party with this film? Absolutely. Will that stop me from writing about it? Nope! Beware of some major spoilers. I think it’s the sort of movie that you will want to watch even if you know everything about it, but still, if you do care about spoilers and haven’t seen it yet, maybe go and watch it first.
5 Reasons You Should Watch “All of Us Are Dead” on Netflix
Let’s be fair - Korean television has had a pretty decent audience in the West for a long time. But now Korean shows have started kicking ass and taking names! After the global success of “Squid Game”, the competition has real reason to start quaking in its boots. And it seems that “Squid Game” wasn’t a fluke - if “All of Us Are Dead” is any indication, hit Korean series might become the norm.
Emily in Paris Season 2 and the Fantasy of Being Anxiety-Free
Beware of spoilers. You can read my opinions on season 1 here: When the first season of Netflix’s dramedy series “Emily in Paris” got slammed and ridiculed by critics and audiences alike, the show took it the same way its heroine takes anything - with a shrug, a smile, and the deep conviction that any gaffe could be turned into profitable social media exposure. As it turns out, the show (along with Emily) was probably right. No amount of bad press could prevent the second season from happening and… well, people are watching it. They may be dubbing it a ‘guilty pleasure’ and scoffing at the vapidness of its heroine, but they are watching. And, as the series teaches us, that’s pretty much the only thing that matters.
Gods of Time
Author's Note: The cover photo and the (somewhat silly) video at the end are all me, bad singing included. Sorry about that, I suppose I got very invested in this story. It was intentionally written with the gender of the second person protagonist left ambiguous so you can put yourself in their shoes regardless of your gender. However, if you can figure out what classic work of literature this is very vaguely inspired by you might guess what I had in mind while I wrote it. I will let you know the answer at the end.
Netflix’s “Midnight Mass”: A Monster with a Message
I’m a horror girl. I grew up on teen slashers. I’m always excited when Netflix releases something new in that genre and they have been going in some interesting directions lately. While I still think “The Haunting of Hill House” is their best attempt at a high quality intellectual horror series to date, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” which came after it was certainly not without its merits and “Midnight Mass” - the newest installment in the genre from the same creator, Mike Flanagan - did not leave me disappointed, either. As I delve into what’s great about it, as well as some of its issues, please beware of spoilers.