Fiction writer, reviewer and an incurable chatterbox.
6 Things "Squid Game" Doesn't Do So Well
I watched Netflix’s “Squid Game” soon after it came out and liked it well enough but I am rather surprised to see that weeks later the world seems somewhat obsessed with it. First of all, what is “Squid Game”? In a nutshell, it’s “The Hunger Games” meets “Battle Royale” but for destitute adults who are competing in more murdery versions of old-fashioned children’s games for a massive cash prize. That’s kind of it. You can fill in the gaps with what’s typical for the genre - an underdog protagonist, an ensemble cast with varying motivations and evil rich people enjoying the show.
“Diana: The Musical” on Netflix Review
“Then there's Charles, who's happy when He hears music by dead white men. Perhaps his girl could turn hin into a rocker!"
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.
5 Things That Aren’t True About "Dear Evan Hansen"
This article is an edited version of an article previously posted on my old, now deleted account. If you’ve already been here - very little is new.
The “Cuties” Backlash and Our Unwillingness to Be Uncomfortable
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 Haunting of Bly Manor”: Too Many Ghosts, Too Little Horror
Beware, dear reader, as you forge ahead into this article! Beware… mostly of spoilers and not much else. The scares in this creepy tale are not that impressive for a hardened horror fan like me but it is still a pleasant watch.
Why You Should Watch “Cobra Kai” on Netflix
“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.
5 Reasons Why Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” Is So Popular
“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.