Movie Review: The Kissing Booth 2 🎓

Long-distance romance, college dilemma and even a dance competition are some things you can expect in The Kissing Booth 2.

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From left to right: Jacob Elordi, Joey King, Joel Courtney and Meganne Young star in The Kissing Booth 2. CREDIT: Netflix

Shockingly, The Kissing Booth 2 (2020, written and directed by Vince Marcello, based on the Wattpad turned best-selling novel by Beth Reekles) is a much better movie than its predecessor from 2018. Centring on the challenges of a long-distance relationship, The Kissing Booth 2 shows Elle (Joey King) struggling with finding a balance between her friendship with Lee (Joel Courtney), her relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi) and making a decision for her future.

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TV Review: Cursed Season 1 🧙🏻‍♂️⚔️

Cursed is an underwhelming television series that fails to live up to expectations.

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Katherine Langford stars as Nimue in Cursed. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Cursed Season 1 is spoiler-free.

For a series that was overhyped, Cursed (Season 1, created by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler), which is based on the book of the same name, was extremely disappointing. With ten episodes in total, the series is a reimagination of an Arthurian legend that follows the story of Nimue (Katherine Langford), a Fey kind “witch”, who is on a quest to fulfil her mother’s dying wish of delivering a mystical ancient sword to a legendary wizard named Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård).

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TV Review: Warrior Nun Season 1 🗡️

Warrior Nun is an all-female powered series that doesn’t shy away from badassery.

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Alba Baptista stars as Ava in Warrior Nun. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Warrior Nun Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Warrior Nun (2020, created by Simon Barry) is based on manga-style comic books by Ben Dunn, and its TV adaptation centres on Ava (Alba Baptista), a quadriplegic orphan who died in a Catholic orphanage, but is suddenly revived by a holy relic known as the Halo.

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TV Review: The Baby-Sitters Club Season 1 ☎️

The Baby-Sitters Club is a delightful series about camaraderie, inclusivity and optimism.

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From left to right: Xochitl Gomez, Malia Baker, Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada and Shay Rudolph star in The Baby-Sitters Club. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for The Baby-Sitters Club Season 1 is spoiler-free.

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020, created by Rachel Shukert) is based on a series of books written by Ann M. Martin and has been adapted into various formats before. Netflix’s version is a modern update to a long-beloved franchise of the 80s.

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TV Review: Love, Victor Season 1 ❤️🧑🏽

A contemporary coming out story that will warm your heart.

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Michael Cimino stars as Victor Salazar in Love, Victor. CREDIT: Hulu

This post for Love, Victor Season 1 contains spoilers.

From book to movie to a ten-episode television series on Hulu—Love, Victor (2020, created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger) transcends boundaries and tells a heartwarming coming out story of Latino character Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino), who comes from a conservative family background.

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TV Review: 13 Reasons Why Season 4 🎓

The final season of Netflix’s hit series 13 Reasons Why ended in sombre and I’m glad another season won’t see the light of day.

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Dylan Minnette stars as Clay Jensen in 13 Reasons Why. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for 13 Reasons Why Season 4 contains spoilers.

At last, we bid farewell to 13 Reasons Why (2017—2020, developed by Brian Yorkey), one of Netflix’s most popular teenage series that certainly didn’t deserve four seasons and hour-long episodes. From following this series closely three years ago and reading the novel by Jay Asher that kickstarted this teen drama, I feel glad that this franchise has finally ended, as this series wasn’t meant to survive that long.

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