Binge and Repeat: Exploring ‘The Act’

A few years back the horrifying murder of DeeDee Blanchard was splashed across the headlines. During the course of the murder investigation details of her daughter’s abuse garnered even more attention to the story, resulting in the public’s fascination with the grim case. When watching “The Act,” viewers pay witness to the dark and often difficult to watch events that … read more

Binge and Repeat: ‘Special’ navigates identity

Special is one word for the semi-autobiographical series “Special” based on Ryan O’Connell’s memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.” O’Connell wrote and stars in the Netflix series as Ryan (yes, the actor and character share a first name) a man in his late 20s trying to navigate his identity as a gay and disabled man. Ryan isn’t … read more

Binge and Repeat: ‘After Life’ is surprisingly sweet

Since “Game of Thrones” returned on April 14 and I needed to rewatch the previous season before anxiously waiting for the new episode, I selected a quick binge. Ricky Gervais stars in the charmingly dark comedy “After Life” on Netflix. Tony can’t cope with his wife’s death so he behaves like an abhorrent and hateful individual. He doesn’t want to … read more