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Entertainment > 2 Films, 1 Series, 1 Stand-up on Netflix Reviews
 

2 Films, 1 Series, 1 Stand-up on Netflix Reviews



1) "The Half of It"--1 hour & 44 minutes--The first half seemed just routine but the second half shocked me--not for the reason you may think but for a father's, maybe a 5-second reaction to something--no spoilers here!--moved and surprised me and left me smiling.
Leah Lewis in the lead is amazing while Daniel Diemer takes a very stock role and makes more of it than Tab Hunter ever did!


2) "Dangerous Lies"--1 hour & 37 minutes--You've seen it a million times and you enjoy it each time only to forget it a minute after The End appears on the credits!
It's a thriller romance without Cary Grant and Eve Marie Saint or Grace Kelly!


3) "Sweet Magnolias"--Season 1--10 episodes--total 6 hours & 3 minutes--It makes you believe that there isn't a problem in the world that can't be fixed with talk and Margaritas! The Sweet Magnolias are Maddie Townsend (played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen Decatur (Heather Headley) and Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliot) in a fictional Southern town called Serenity. Best friends forever since childhood each had their own particular problems and are there for each other whenever needed as are the Margaritas!
It's pleasant to watch and you can do other things at the same time without missing the gist of what's bugging them. The three ladies are well served by the actresses and their 'Margarita Nights' are at the heart of each episode. Each has a 'hot' guy but, surprisingly, it is more network romance and sex than cable--at least the first season.
If you liked "Steel Magnolias" and "Gilmore Girls" this is for you!


4) Hannah Gadsby in "Douglas"--a 1 hour & 12 minutes solo standup comedy--I really try to like standup comedy and watch most on Netflix but why? I think I am hoping it will make me laugh but Gadsby shouting does not make what she is saying funny. She does a whole routine around vaccinations and autism with lines like "I would much prefer to have autism than be a sociopath than you" not bringing forth too many laughs. She does bring up many important subjects but she sounds too angry to make her audience laugh or get through to them.


PS I am still caught up in "Money Heist"--love it!

posted on June 5, 2020 2:18 PM ()

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Thanks Martin. I often wonder what to watch next.
comment by traveltales on June 5, 2020 4:03 PM ()
The craziest series I have seen in years is "Money Heist" on Netflix--it is all over the place and I loved it all (except the real violence)and I am telling everyone about it.

"Sweet Magnolias" is just that--sweet--nothing wrong with sweet(s)
reply by greatmartin on June 5, 2020 8:22 PM ()

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