Small change from the usual path to talk about a series on Netflix based on a true story about a rapist and strong women. From strong women cops to a very strong victim, this one will capture your attention for throughout the series as you look for justice to be served. There is no Hollywood spin which can leave you a bit unsatisfied, but isn’t that good? Masterful cast well placed. Music, cinematography and direction contribute to making it a series you want to binge and understand. People are messed up but there are some good ones out there, with luck you find them. Given the serious matter, can’t say it’s date night worthy but if you enjoy watching a good book unfold, curl up with you glass of wine and blanket for this one. (PS makes you want to watch a new female copy series with Merritt Wever and Toni Collette)

Springsteen on Broadway

Every now and then a departure from a true movie review for something that strikes me. There is no hiding that I’m a Bruce fan but even it you aren’t, this video of his performance will strike a chord with you. Not only is his music meaningful but the story he has to tell will captivate you. He is so attached to every word and second he is on stage, it’s where he comes alive. He’s captivating, what every actor strives for. He has a relationship with his audience. Snuggle up with your special someone, a glass of wine and enjoy the show. Netflix. Date night worthy.

Murphy Brown

Taking a brief break from movie reviews to write about the TV show Murphy Brown.  I can’t help but speak out about it.  Actors, actors, actors – loosen up!  The magic that made the show work was good writing and actors who followed their instinct and just had fun playing.  In this reboot the writing was sloppy, and thoughtless, relying on obvious gags.  The actors are tried and true but relied on mugging for the camera, forgetting about subtext.  Sometimes when you’re a professional you get lazy or nervous and rely on technique to get you through the work, you loose the character.  I have hope that the first episode was just that, them trying to settle back into familiarity with one another, regaining their chemistry.  And that the writers are reminded that they once had an audience because it was a smart show.  Let’s get back to basics people!