• Film and TV Reviews,  Uncategorized

    TV Shows with Heart: My Feel-good Comfort Shows

    Today I wanted to diverge a little bit from my typical content. Often on here I primarily focus on books, (and occasionally film adaptions as well), but today I wanted to talk about something else I really love: quality TV programming. The past two years have been difficult ones for all of us and I know that I am far from the only one who has sought solace in snuggling up on my couch under a blanket with a cozy show. There is just something about escaping into a fictional story that is wonderfully relaxing. And though I am as big a fan as any of stirring dramas and impactful…

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    Love, Life, and Tuck Everlasting

    As a lover of period dramas there are countless that I adore, but few have managed to eclipse my love affair with the 2002 film, Tuck Everlasting. I love absolutely everything about this story. From the beautiful costumes, to Winnie’s stunning Victorian house, to the cozy “Tuck” home and the breathtaking scenes of nature, this film is mesmerizingly gorgeous. A coming of age story with a fantastic twist, it tells the story of young Winnifred “Winnie” Foster, played by Alexis Bledel, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood. Stifled by her prim and proper life, and desperate to avoid being sent to boarding school, she flees into the woods…

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    Julian Fellowes’ Dr. Thorne

        I have always been a big fan of period pieces and costume dramas, but my family and I have seen so many at this point it can often be a challenge to find one we haven’t seen. Recently, we sat down to watch Dr. Thorne, written by the inestimable Julian Fellowes on Amazon Prime, and we were quite delighted by this charming story! Trollope is actually one of the major Victorian authors whose work I still have yet to read, so I was completely unfamiliar with this story going into it. I feel that this actually enhanced the experience for me though, since I wasn’t able to predict or…