The Death of Stalin is an excellent display of Ionucci’s ability to expose the silly parts of politics in an fantastical fashion.
The past months since the COVID-19 outbreak have felt monotonous for the majority: wake, eat, sleep, repeat. With days blending, losing track of time has become a shared experience. Through this all, one thing has kept me sane; one show, in particular, continues to keep my brain’s gears turning: BoJack Horseman.
Showcasing the upturned life of an angry widow, Netflix’s series Dead to Me earns five stars for being extremely bingeable. This show starts off when hot-tempered Jen, who just lost her husband in a hit and run, meets eccentric and bubbly Judy at a grief support group. These two polar opposites become fast friends and each episode is flowing with humor that is seasoned with just the right amount of cynicism.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a masterclass in creating an entirely unique story set in a world full of lore and detail. The emotionally heavier elements are balanced by incredible world-building and character development, as well as genuinely funny moments and compelling subplots. I find myself turning to Avatar when I need a breather from current events because I can escape into a rich, diverse, creative world that makes me laugh and cry all at once.
Growing up, I watched Barbie movies religiously. We’re going on a road trip? Great, let me slap my scratched DVD of Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper in my portable DVD player. Since the lock-down started, my sister and I have been rewatching all of the old Barbie movies, and although I am now an adult, I still remember the magic and joy these movies provided for me all the way back in 2005.
The epic worldwide American space-themed franchise, Star Wars has always been eager to add more to their universe. Some of their exploits have been more successful than others, but the animated Clone Wars movie and TV series is by far some of their greatest.
The Lighthouse is a 2019 psychological thriller film directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Robert Eggers. Following his acclaimed major motion picture debut The VVitch, Eggers was approaching his next film with near total creative control and he decided to tell the story of two lighthouse keepers sent to an isolated island.
In the midst of all the fear, sadness, sacrifice, uncertainty, and just plain weirdness that’s going on worldwide right now, The Office, Jack Ryan, and A Quiet Place star, John Krasinski, is a true bright spot helping to reinvigorate hope for the future. He’s recently started a weekly YouTube show called Some Good News where, you guessed it, he focuses on finding and delivering stories of progress and hope in the midst of the current chaos and crisis.
This show provides a thrilling escape from the current state of the world. The series follows a single mother and her teenage daughter as they get roped into the lavish lives of the flawless Richardson family. Each episode will make the viewer contemplate everything they think they know. T
In a nutshell, the theme revolves around a perfect couple who have an epiphany, realizing they’re not so perfect, and they have not been truly happy for years. This leads the couple and their families down a chaotic path of self-destruction.