Crashing

Last watched November 2016 Description: An eclectic collection of people share a dilapidated building in London through a ‘property guardians’ program. This includes the dorky, but adorable Fred who is both gay and very shy; the realistic equivalent of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (read: flawed, chaotic, childish and deeply irresponsible) Lulu; Lulu’s oldest friend…

Getting On

Last watched 2015 Summary/Opinion: I tried to write a summary about this show, but it is too much like Arrested Development in that the plot doesn’t really go anywhere so it’s hard to explain without giving a detailed blow-by-blow. It’s set in a British geriatric ward run by the NHS and it is everything (and more)…

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…

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…

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…