For Sh*ts and Giggles, There’s a New Season of ‘American Vandal’

I definitely didn’t mean to be awake at 1 a.m. on a Monday morning, googling, “Is laxative poisoning considered assault?” But the bags under my eyes at work today surely tell the whole story. All thanks to American Vandal, Netflix’s high school mockumentary series, which premiered its second season this past weekend. With only eight…

Clay Jensen and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

I’ve just finished the second season of 13 Reasons Why, and overall I am happy with how the writers and producers handled the issues season one created. Regardless if you watched the Netflix show or not, it started a conversation about mental health and toxic environments that did not exist in popular culture before. That does not mean…

Netflix’s Fullmetal Alchemist a Full On Flop

**SPOILERS for Netflix Fullmetal Alchemist and the 2003 and 2009 FMA series** I don’t know that I’ve been this disappointed about an adaptation of an anime and/or cartoon since M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. You would think after that disaster of a movie, people would try to avoid taking an entire season (and in…

‘Godless’ Is the Woman-Centered Western We’ve Been Waiting For

Okay, let me get this straight: It’s a western… original to Netflix… set in a town mostly populated by women… and I can binge it over Thanksgiving break? Bless my feminist soul. From its first moments, Godless, a seven-part miniseries from Netflix, makes clear from the outset: this is a traditional western, without much new…

Self-aware Horror/Comedy: Netflix’s Little Evil Review

If you ever thought to yourself, “Golly, I wish I could watch The Little Rascals and The Omen at the same time…”, then Netflix’s new original movie Little Evil is the film for you. So this movie had a lot of mixed reviews, and unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to sway you either…

Bloody & Funny: Netflix’s The Babysitter Review

Join me for Day Three of our 13 Writes of Fright as I step away from doom and gloom to watch this gory Halloween comedy. Share this series using #13writesoffright! If Home Alone had a baby with When a Stranger Calls, and sent that kid away to comedy camp, you would get Netflix’s new original…