Young Royals: There’s No Such Thing as “Fitting In” as a Royal

By Sorenya Miller Score: 8/10  “Being a prince is not a punishment, it’s a privilege.” Those were the words said to Prince Wilhelm by his mother, the queen. Clearly, she does not understand the added pressures of being born in the Gen Z era. Young Royals is a Swedish teen TV drama centered around theContinue reading “Young Royals: There’s No Such Thing as “Fitting In” as a Royal”

Bo Burnham’s INSIDE Special: An Intimate Look into Mental Health and the Pandemic Quarantine Experience

[Trigger Warning: mental illness, suicidal ideation] Now that the U.S. government and general American population has collectively decided that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, multiple articles and news outlets are buzzing about what activities people are most looking forward to doing again. Forget about the fact that much of the rest of the world isContinue reading “Bo Burnham’s INSIDE Special: An Intimate Look into Mental Health and the Pandemic Quarantine Experience”

Jiva!: Dance to the Beat of your Own Drum

By Sorenya Miller Score: 6/10  Love, laughter, vibrancy, friendship and sorrow sums up the vibes of Jiva!, the latest Netflix dance series.  The South African show follows the life of Ntombi, an aspiring dancer who had to set aside her dreams due to family tragedies and obligations. However, with the emergence of the Jiva LoxionContinue reading “Jiva!: Dance to the Beat of your Own Drum”

Black Summer: A Summer Worth Forgetting

By Sorenya Miller Score: 4.5/10  Zombie shows are very hit or miss, and Black Summer was not close to being a hit. The show follows a group of strangers trying to escape a zombie apocalypse, which is basically the premise for all zombie shows. However, what makes a zombie show or movie memorable is itsContinue reading “Black Summer: A Summer Worth Forgetting”

Love, Death & Robots Season 2: Why It Works

When I watch fantasy or science fiction, I find that worldbuilding is paramount to my immersion. I remember the first time I watched the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and being so swept away by the vastness of it all – the panoramic shots of New Zealand that were so shockingly perfect as aContinue reading “Love, Death & Robots Season 2: Why It Works”

This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist Review

Move Over ‘Murder Shows.’ This art heist documentary is sensational. By Courtney Thomas Score: 8/10  The thirteen works of art stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 have never been recovered. Today, visitors see empty frames where paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Manet once hung. This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest ArtContinue reading “This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist Review”

Into the Night: The Rise of a New Leader

By Sorenya Miller Score: 7.5/10  How did you miss Into the Night during the pandemic? The Belgian hit show premiered on May 1st, 2020, and turned out to be a sleeper hit. The show centers around a group of passengers whose plane is hijacked by a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officer. While it may be anContinue reading “Into the Night: The Rise of a New Leader”

Shadow and Bone: A Fantasy Series that Captures Your Attention, but Fails to Keep You Hooked

Score: 5.5/10 “When I got older, I learned that darkness is a place, and it’s full of monsters.” So begins the melodramatic story of Shadow and Bone, a new Netflix Original series based on the book of the same name, written by Leigh Bardugo. The Shadow and Bone cinematic universe is placed in a worldContinue reading “Shadow and Bone: A Fantasy Series that Captures Your Attention, but Fails to Keep You Hooked”

Pretend It’s a City: A Fantastic Compilation of Lebowitz’s Lifetime of Witty N.Y.C.-Centric Observations

By Courtney Thomas Score: 8.5/10 Pretend It’s a City is a 2021 docuseries about writer and humorist Fran Lebowitz, directed by Martin Scorsese. It’s the pair’s second collaboration, coming ten years after Public Speaking, Scorsese’s first documentary about Lebowitz. Conversations between these two old friends are the organizing throughline, but any show about Fran LebowitzContinue reading “Pretend It’s a City: A Fantastic Compilation of Lebowitz’s Lifetime of Witty N.Y.C.-Centric Observations”

Lupin: Assane Diop is the Main Act

By Sorenya Miller Score: 9/10 After a much-anticipated wait, Lupin Season 2 has returned to Netflix and it did not disappoint. The show follows the character Assane Diop, who makes it his life’s duty to take vengeance on Hubert Pellegrini for the wrongful accusation and untimely death of his father Babakar Diop.  To prove thatContinue reading “Lupin: Assane Diop is the Main Act”