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: 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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TV Review: Dead to Me Season 2 🌲❤️

Dead to Me returns with an emotionally filled second season of guilt, grief and gratitude.

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Christina Applegate (left) and Linda Cardellini (right) respectively star as Jennifer “Jen” Harding and Judy Hale in Dead to Me. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Dead to Me Season 2 contains spoilers.

Dead to Me returns with a Season 2 (2020, created by Liz Feldman) where things pick up immediately from where Season 1 left off. Last season ended off with Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) killing Judy Hale’s (Linda Cardellini) ex-fiancé Steve Wood (James Marsden), and Season 2 shows audiences how Jen and Judy are coping with his death and covering up their own involvement in the crime.

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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

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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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