TV Review: Hollywood 🎥🎞

The reimagination of the Golden Age of Hollywood in Netflix’s Hollywood is just too good to be true.

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From left to right: Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, David Corenswet and Jake Picking star in Hollywood. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Hollywood contains minor spoilers.

Hollywood (2020, created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan) follows the lives of young actors, writers and directors—Jack Castello (David Corenswet), Roy Fitzgerald/Rock Hudson (Jake Picking), Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope), Raymond Ainsley (Darren Criss), Camille Washington (Laura Harrier) and Claire Wood (Samara Weaving)—who are trying to make it big in Hollywoodland post-World War II. Murphy rewrites the Golden Age of Hollywood by revisiting old Hollywood tragedies and giving marginalised communities an overly optimistic representation of their struggles.

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Movie Review: The Half of It 🥟

The Half of It is a sophisticated coming-of-age film about first love, sexuality and friendship.

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Leah Lewis stars as Ellie Chu in The Half of It. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for The Half of It is spoiler-free.

The Half of It (written and directed by Alice Wu) follows the straight-A student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) who is hired by her schoolmate Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) to write a love letter to his crush Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire).

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TV Review: Never Have I Ever Season 1 🛵

Never Have I Ever is like every teen dramedy ever made, but with a touch of Indian.

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From left to right: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Ramona Young and Lee Rodriguez star in Never Have I Ever. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Never Have I Ever Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Never Have I Ever (2020, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher) follows the life of high school teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) after her dad (Sendhil Ramamurthy) dies of a sudden heart attack. With updated pop culture references and slangs that Gen-Zers are using these days, Never Have I Ever Season 1 explores grief and trauma through the lens of a teenager.  

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Movie Review: Dangerous Lies 💎

Dangerous Lies adds on to Netflix’s collection of Lifetime-esque movies.

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Jessie T. Usher (left) and Camila Mendes (right) star as a married couple in Dangerous Lies. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Dangerous Lies contains minor spoilers.

Dangerous Lies (2020, directed by Michael M. Scott) follows the story of a couple—Katie (Camila Mendes) and Adam (Jessie T. Usher)—who find themselves being given an unexpected fortune. 

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TV Shows I’ve watched during my self-isolation 🏠

Self-isolation has become a normalcy for everyone around the world due to the spread of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). To keep busy, most have stuck to streaming services for salvation.

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I thought I would share some of the less recommended shows I’ve watched during this period, that isn’t Tiger King (2020) or TikTok videos. Below is a non-exhaustive list of television series I’ve watched since late-March.

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Movie Review: The Invisible Man 👻

Suspenseful and intense—The Invisible Man was a gripping film through and through.

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Elisabeth Moss stars as Cecilia in The Invisible Man. CREDIT: Universal Pictures

This post for The Invisible Man is spoiler-free.

The Invisible Man (2020, written and directed by Leigh Whannell) tells the story of Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss), who is being stalked by her rich and manipulative boyfriend Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).

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