TV Review: Julie and the Phantoms Season 1 🎸🎤👻

Julie and the Phantoms is a music-filled series that stands tall on its own.

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From left to right: Jeremy Shada as Reggie, Madison Reyes as Julie, Owen Joyner as Alex, and Charlie Gillespie as Luke in Julie and the Phantoms. CREDIT: Netflix

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Julie and the Phantoms (2020, created by Dan Cross and David Hoge) is a pleasantly good teen musical series from Netflix under the streaming giant’s Family collection. It follows Julie (Madison Reyes) who is motivated to pursue music again after meeting three musician ghosts—Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Alex (Owen Joyner) and Reggie (Jeremy Shada)—from a has-been boy band called Sunset Curve.

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TV Review: Trinkets Season 2 🎤📷🤖

Trinkets’ Season 2 is utterly unnecessary.

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From left to right: Quintessa Swindell stars as Tabitha Foster, Brianna Hildebrand stars as Elodie Davis, and Kiana Madeira stars as Moe Truax in Trinkets. CREDIT: Netflix

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Following Season 1’s premiere last year, Trinkets Season 2 (2020, created by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith) picks up exactly where the show left off a year ago. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand) is a high school runaway; Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) comes to terms with her parent’s divorce and new found identity; and Moe (Kiana Madeira) takes her relationship with Noah (Odiseas Georgiadis) a step further.

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TV Review: The Umbrella Academy Season 2 💥🐟🪓

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 is a fun-filled follow-up to its highly raved season one.

From left to right: Robert Sheehan stars as Klaus, Justin H. Min stars as Ben, Aidan Gallagher stars as Five, Ellen Page stars as Vanya, Tom Hopper stars as Luther, David Castañeda stars as Diego and Emmy Raver-Lampman stars Allison. CREDIT: Netflix

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With ten episodes total, The Umbrella Academy Season 2 (2020, created by Steve Blackman, and based on the comic books by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá) takes audiences to 1963 with a focus on the John F. Kennedy assassination plotline. The series’ core characters are all split up and we see Five (Aidan Gallagher) taking the lead to get the gang back together again.

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Movie Review: Work It 🕺🏽💃🏼

Work It has a groovy rhythm that falls flat towards the end.

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Sabrina Carpenter (left) stars as Quinn Ackerman and Jordan Fisher (right) stars as Jake Taylor in Work It. CREDIT: Netflix

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Work It (2020, directed by Laura Terruso) follows the main protagonist Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) who is eager to do whatever it takes to get into the college of her dreams, Duke University, even if it means having to start her own dance group to participate in a prestigious dance competition.

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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

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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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