Each episode of the five-part miniseries is based on the next book from the Melrose novels. We experience a weekend in New York as Patrick collects his father’s ashes, an evening at a fancy English party, and many other small moments as Patrick works to overcome the many childhood traumas that shaped his life.
It’s not a perfect movie or script, and at times it’s a little awkward or stilted, but overall this movie is a great teen romcom. I would have loved this and identified with it when growing up, even though I wasn’t questioning myself in the same way. It just embodies the teen experience in a lot of subtle ways.
I’ve decided to start re-watching some of my favourite movies from when I was growing up—so that’s a lot of 90s and early 2000s flicks to get ready for. I know every generation feels like they had the best… but can you really deny the greatness of 90s kids movies? Lion King, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Shrek, The Incredibles… they were fantastic. And one of my favourites was Spy Kids from 2001.
In the course of two short interactions, Alba knocks over a waiter’s full tray, pours candle wax down the front of Cook’s pants, destroys her front teeth, causes a scalpel to be lodged in Cook’s back, drains the battery in her car, electrocutes Cook, rips her skirt off in a car door, ruins the convertible top of Cook’s car, locks herself out of her home—and that’s all before their first ‘date’.
With a cast of incredible, powerful women it’s no wonder this show provides some substantial, intensely driven female characters you can’t help but love.
Classes are back in session (well, a new school venture for me!) and with that, I’m rewatching all of Friends again to procrastinate. I’ve watched this show so many times over, and I love it just as much each time. I’m always finding something new to love and think about, so what better place to talk about it than here?
When F is for Family was first added to Netflix I immediately sat down to give it a watch. It was vulgar, emotional, and real, so I was excited… Read more “Random Netflix TV Night: F is for Family, seasons 1+2”
Michael Bolton is really doubling down on the Lonely Island comedy, starring in a Netflix Original special for Valentine’s day. It has all your favourite SNL cast… Read more “Random Netflix Movie Night: (Lonely Island) Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special”
Riverdale is the new CW show trying to give Archie and his gang a darker spin. Think Pretty Little Liars meets Dawson’s Creek, meets absolutely every other teen high-school drama ever. With a hell of a lot of soap.
It’s like they’re taking ideas directly from a bunch of bad 1990s action movies you only watch on TV. It is so.horribly.bad.