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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is better than Sabrina the Teenage Witch
October 26th, 2018 under Netflix. [ Comments: none ]

When I heard Netflix was doing their version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch by the people who destroyed the Archies aka Riverdale (where I grew up), I was very against it. Then when I saw the first few trailers for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, I hated it even more. Then they released one more trailer (the one above) and I was suddenly curious about the remake.

After watching all 10 episodes from the first season, I am in love. This is a much darker version of the show we grew up with, but it works, It really works. Largely because Kiernan Shipka is just so gosh darn lovable as Sabrina Spellman. She plays her character with the perfect amount of innocence in a not so innocent world. A world where witches and mortals don’t really interact.

Except for Sabrina’s parents. Her father was the high priest of witches and her mom was mortal. When she was a young girl, her parents were killed and she was raised by her aunts Zelda (Miranda Otto) and Hilde (Lucy Davis). Zelda is an old school witch (that rhymes with bitch) and does everything by the book. Hilde is more modern.

Sabrina’s dad was unconventional and tried to change things for the better. Her mother was mortal. With all of that influence to shape her as a person, she is a mix of it all. Since she grew up in the mortal world and was raised by witches, she is torn between both worlds.

For her sixteenth birthday, she has to decide witch, I mean which, world she wants to live in. Which will she choose? There are consequences with both. A decision she will not take lightly and she will have to make compromises. Throwing her life into mayhem.

As she tries to live in both worlds, she will try to make changes to the old world order. That will be met with conflict from the leaders. Conflicts that will put her, her family and her friends into danger. She will also try to use her new powers to help her mortal friends. She does not know how to use it yet. When she does something very dark to save her boyfriend Harvey (Ross Lynch), she will put his life at risk. She will also cause him to do something that will change the way he looks at her forever.

Like I said, it is not the show we grew up with. It is so much better. My only complaint is that Salem doesn’t talk. That is it! Everything else from the stories to the casting to show itself is perfect as is!


Orange is the New Black is parolled
October 17th, 2018 under Netflix. [ Comments: none ]

Orange is the New Black was one of Netflix’s first big shows and now it is ending. The women of Litchfield Penitentiary made the announcement today that next season will be the last one. And they promised it will be a good one.

Are you sad the show is ending? Or did you bail on it a long time ago like I did?


Chuck Lorre gets serious with Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin
October 12th, 2018 under Chuck Lorre, Michael Douglas, Netflix. [ Comments: none ]

Chuck Lorre has given us some of the biggest comedies over the last 30 years: Dharma & Greg, Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom and Young Sheldon. That is a lot of funny television.

Now he is teaming up with Netflix to give us a dramedy starring two huge movie legends. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are partnering up in The Kominsky Method. The show is being described as, “On November 16, meet Sandy (Michael Douglas) and Norman (Alan Arkin), two lifelong friends who are navigating the ups and downs of life with humor, dignity, and some prostate trouble – reminding us that some friendships never get old.”

I think all of Lorre’s sitcoms have been leading up to this one show. The show that will finally change the perception that so many people have of him and realize he is one of the greatest executive producers to ever work in television.

Now the only thing I want to is will he do Vanity Cards for it?


Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever makes you want to go back to summer before HS
October 10th, 2018 under Netflix. [ Comments: none ]

Remember the summer before high school, you were both overly excited and extremely nervous at the same time? You thought your life was going to turn into a John Hughes film. As the big day was approaching, you wanted to make it special by going to a party that you could only see on the big screen.

Well, Netflix’s Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever is a movie that is just that and it is going to make us want to go back in time. That and keep all of the preteens in our lives as far away from it.

The film that starts streaming on October 19th is about, “Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever. follows four friends as they make the most of their last weekend before high school. A comic convention has come to town, and they will do whatever it takes to be part of the magic. But after a wild party, a lost dog and a destroyed house, their friendship is put to the test.”


Kurt Russell is Santa Claus
October 10th, 2018 under Kurt Russell, Netflix. [ Comments: none ]

Kurt Russell has been acting for over 55 years (since he was a little kid) now and he has played several different roles throughout his long career. He has been the good guy, the bad guy, Elvis Presley, Wyatt Earp and Kurt Russell to name a few and now he is going to play another legendary role for Netflix.

He is going to play a ho, ho, ho, as in Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles. Although he is not going to be your typical Saint Nick, he is going to be one that will make his grandkids proud. That is because he will be the coolest Santa since Billy Bob Thornton in the first Bad Santa (let’s never mention the second one).

According to Netflix, it about, “The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter”) and director Clay Kaytis (“The Angry Birds Movie”), tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.” Talking about the elves, how cute are they? I hope Netflix makes dolls of them to give all the nice kids in your life.

Spend Thanksgiving with this Christmas movie that starts streaming on November 22nd.


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