STREAMING REVIEWS SEPTEMBER 2022 PART 4   Leave a comment

1) “Julia”–HBOMAX–limited series–8 episodes–6 hours & 6 minutes–Synopsis: Julia Child’s rise to stardom and the hurdles she had to get over to get there–when I saw Meryl Streep play Julia Child I saw her acting as Julia–here Sarah Lancashire IS Julie Child and I got to know her–Lancashire is surrounded by a really first rate supporting cast starting with David Hyde Pierce–with so many stage actors and a soundtrack from Judy Garland to Nancy Walker “Julia” is a really delightful series.

2) “Gaslit”–STARZ–limited series–8 episodes–7 hours & 3 minutes–Synopsis: revisiting Watergate with the emphasis on Martha Mitchell’s role in it–from Julia Child we turn to Julia Roberts and she does a superb job as ‘the mouth of the South’ and is missed when not on screen–Sean Penn, as John Mitchell, is unrecognizable and does an excellent job–no matter how familiar you may be with Watergate this is a new look and a star-powered drama that grips you just as Julia Roberts does who is fantastic.

3) “Meril Sapere Aude”–NETFLIX–Season 2–8 episodes–5 hours & 55 minutes–Synopsis: the continuing story of Pol Rubio seeking a career in philosophy, his life at the university, his trying to figure out his sexuality and one of his professor’s, Maria Bolano, who has an alcohol problem, a daughter with Down Syndrome and constantly challenges Pol in and out of school–a standout of the cast is Maria Pujalte as the professor–unlike most series with many characters in this series each person has a story that is interesting and moves the story along–Pol says to Alex, “I don’t want to cry,” and Alex replies, “I want you to cry,”–I CRIED!!!, a lot during this series, both seasons.

4) “Sweet Life: Los Angeles”–HBOMAX–Season 1–10 episodes–5 hours & 38 minutes–Synopsis: wealthy young people, mostly 25 years old, and Black–the show basically revolves around 7 of them–there is a lot of humor as we watch them pursue their dreams but there is far more drama–too much drama, especially since I don’t empathize with 25 year olds and find they are wasting a lot of their lives on silly things.

5) “Topsy-Turvy”–HBOMAX–Movie–2 hours & 40 minutes–Synopsis: in 1884 the most successful partnership on the English stage, Gilbert & Sullivan, were in trouble–a very British film in a good way–we see Gilbert & Sullivan actually make “The Mikado” come to life after they have a falling out–“The more I see of men the more I admire dogs”–if you like that and/or identify with it you will love this film! :O)

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Posted September 20, 2022 by greatmartin in ENTERTAINMENT, FILM REVIEWS, MOVIES, Series, Streaming

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