Jessica Jones, the hero TV needed

Disclaimer: I do not read comics or care about super hero movies or shows in general, and had never heard of Jessica Jones before this show.  Jessica Jones is another brilliant Netflix original. It's a dark, exciting, interesting show about a private investigator with a painful past, and a sociopath who can control minds. But--it's …

Nightcrawler

I watched this drama / thriller featuring Jake Gyllenhaal a couple weeks ago, but haven't posted about it yet cause I've been traveling back and forth over the pacific ocean. In this movie, Jake plays an out of work sociopath who starts out stealing chain link fences to sell for scrap metal, then finds his …

Sense 8

I finished this gorgeous series by the Wachowskis a couple days ago and am still a bit stunned by how great it was. Eight different people spread across the globe are all psychically connected and experience each others lives in flashes, at first, becoming stronger and more connected as the story progresses. The diversity of …

Better Watch Saul

I just finished this Breaking Bad spin-off featuring the 'criminal lawyer', Saul Goodman, in his life before Walter White, when he was known as James McGill. He's a struggling public defender living paycheck to paycheck out of an office in the back of a nail salon, looking for a big case to make his name. …

House of Cards

I just finished season three of this series, and I feel it has changed a lot since its beginning. There are spoilers in this post. The show is about power, and what people will do to obtain it, and keep it. At first, I got the impression that it was a statement about corruption in …

Gracepoint

I just finished watching this crime drama mini-series over the past few days. I was interested in it because I like mystery shows, and I also liked Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad. Only after I started watching did I find David Tennant was in it as well, and that got me even more excited. The show …