I guess the lead for this review is that Santa Clarita Diet has been cancelled by Netflix, and, apparently, we won’t get a Season 4. If the story were finished, I’d feel better about the cancellation. I wouldn’t feel great, because I’ve liked this series. But, I’d feel better. I like serialized story telling. […]Read more "Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 — a review"
In my reviews of the previous seasons, I think I include the caveat somewhere in the body of the writing that this is not a cartoon for children. This animated series about an anthropomorphized horse struggling with depression and multiple substance abuse issues has always had a tendency to go dark. Season 3 is […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 3: “That’s Too Much, Man!” — a review"
I was already a Santa Clarita fan after watching Season 1. More to the point, I was a fan of Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as Joel and Sheila Hammond, a realtor couple in Santa Clarita, California, trying to retain some sense of normalcy to their lives after Sheila becomes a walking, talking member of […]Read more "Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 — a review"
Yes, this Netflix original is a cartoon that features animal characters alongside human ones. And, yes, the lead character is a horse-man named BoJack, voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame. The show also relies, heavily, on sight gags and animal-centric puns. Here are a few: “Ewe-Haul” instead of “U-Haul.” Guitars signed by “Woodchuck” […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 2 — a review"
I’m late in jumping on this bandwagon. Obviously, since Netflix just dropped the third season of this original series. The only excuse—or, if you prefer, explanation—I can offer is that there must be a limit to the number of television series you watch that somehow feature zombies in them. I had already watched The Walking […]Read more "The Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 — a review"
For what it’s worth (and since Netflix just cancelled the series, that’s probably not much), I liked the second season of Friends from College more than I liked the first. You can read my review of the first season here. It’s still a miss for me, though. It tries hard, but the show just […]Read more "Friends from College: Season 2 — a review"
After my extended Trek across the universe, I’ve been on a bit of a sitcom kick lately. Call it a palate cleanser. I tore through the first two seasons of The Good Place (it’s good: watch it), six of the seven seasons of New Girl (waiting for Season 7 to drop on Netflix), and, […]Read more "Friends from College: Season 1 — a review"
The body count for the second season of Ozark is a high one. No less than five main cast members die during the course of the story. Tack on a couple of supporting cast members as well. Of course, I mean their characters died, not the actors themselves. Without being too spoilerific here, this means […]Read more "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor: a Review of Season 2 of Ozark, a Netflix Original"
I’ve seen a lot of things that compare Ozark to AMC’s Breaking Bad. I understand the comparison, because both feature a central protagonist who is ostensibly a good guy who gets caught up in dirty dealings that eventually threaten not just him but also his family and everything he loves and values. That’s a […]Read more "Ozark: Season 1 — Netflix original: a review"
I never expected to like a series such as The Crown, but the first season drew me in, and once it had me in its grasp, wouldn’t let me go. This is a finely wrought character drama based on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Yes, that one. The one who still […]Read more "Netflix’s The Crown: Season 2 – a review"