The Long, Long Holiday

Last watched September 2016 Summary: Collette and Ernest are visiting their grandparents on their farm outside Granville near Normandy when World War 2 breaks out. Their mother goes to Switzerland and their father joins the French army, then the French resistance, leaving them with their grandparents. The series spans the years it takes for the war (and…

the Get Down

Last watched: August 2016 Summary: It’s summer, 1970s, and the Bronx are burning, literally and metaphorically. People are paying any number of the gangs in the area to burn down their buildings for insurance money. Drugs are prevalent, work is scarce, graffiti is everywhere and Disco is on the radio. On-again-off couple Mylene and Zeke both…

Raised By Wolves

Last watched: July 2016 Summary: Della Garry works at the Pound Store and looks after her homeschooled six kids, Germaine, Aretha, Cher, Yoko, Wyatt and Mariah. She is a smoking, sharp talking kick ass mother who doesn’t take shit from anyone. The show centres around the nature of the family, teenage love, puberty, parenting, lust,…

My So Called Life

Last watched 2014 Summary: Angela Chase (played by Claire Danes) is a typical high school girl. She has hit that age where she’s trying to figure out who she is and how to navigate the world. She has an atrocious crush on the ‘bad boy’ of the school that baffles everyone around her and sometimes…

Faking It

Last watched February 2015 Summary: Karma and Amy are best friends. By accident they are outed as lesbians, even though they are not. In the super liberal Texan area they live in, this is not a bad thing as they suddenly become super popular. They continue the ruse because they are teenagers and make bad…

Fresh off the Boat

Last watched 2015 Summary: Eddie Huang’s Taiwanese family moves from Chinatown in Washington to Orlando, Florida, to open a cowboy themed steak restaurant. Eddie’s father heartily embraces American culture and the American dream, Eddie’s mother struggles with living in a largely white neighbourhood. Opinion: I love how much Eddie loves hip hop. I love the…

the Family Law

Last watched 2016 Summary: Benjamin Law is a young Chinese kid coming to terms with his sexuality in the middle of a complicated family storm. His parents’ marriage is rocky and he is the middle child of five. Opinion: When interviewed about this show, Law said (I paraphrase) that it is often compared to Fresh Off the…