Comedy

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

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The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Director:

Susanna Fogel

Starring:

Mila Kunis

Kate McKinnon

Sam Heughan

Justin Theroux

Plot:

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Review:

Audrey, Mila Kunis, is dumped by a d-bag that turns out to be a spy, Justin Theroux. She is then pulled into a plot that involves traveling all over Europe, surviving multiple gun fights, and attempts on her life. The movie is incredibly amusing and fun to watch, I love how competent the friends are, but they also make obvious newbie mistakes, and hijinks ensue.

The real revelation for me was Sam Heughan. I’ve never had a desire to watch Outlander until now, but damn that man can walk down a hallway. The scene where he’s going in to save the women…if my husband hadn’t been sitting right beside me I would have rewound that scene a few times. I actually searched for a gif of it but couldn’t find it. So sad.

The movie was definitely entertaining and has been added to the list of movies I’ll buy when I see it on sale. I could see myself watching it just to have something fun on in the background.

4/5

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Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

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Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Director:

Trish Sie

Starring:

Anna Kendrick

Rebel Wilson

Brittany Snow

Plot:

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Review:

Pretty sure this movie didn’t need to be made. It lacked a lot of what I enjoyed about the previous movies and was honestly a constant barrage of awkward moments. I like Rebel Wilson and her character but her arc was out there.

I can’t remember a single thing I liked about this movie now that I’m thinking back on it. They used the plot device that I hate where it starts off and then flashes back. The characters were all floundering in life and being very foolish. It was just an unnecessary movie.

2/5

Dramaworld (2016-?)

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Dramaworld (2016-?)

Network:

Netflix

Creators:

Josh Billing

Chris Martin

Starring:

Liv Hewson

Sean Dulake

Noo-Ri Bae

Justin Chon

Plot:

What would YOU do if you fell into your favorite K-drama?

Review:

I’ve never watched a K-Drama but I didn’t have to, to love this short little show. By the end of the first season I was standing in front of the TV laughing and then screaming, “Nooooooooo!” when I realized there wasn’t a second season yet.

This was incredibly entertaining and so much fun to watch. It had me pouring through Netflix’s Korean Romantic Dramas searching for stuff to add to my queue. Hopefully, they hold up to what was created in Dramaworld.

Claire, Liv Hewson, is a college student that spends all her free time watching K-Dramas because real life is the worst. Next thing you know she’s fallen into one. The show is wish fulfillment at its best. With just ten episodes, some of them just over ten minutes, there’s no reason not to try it out if you’re a fan of romantic comedies.

I eagerly await season 2 and I’m a bit bummed there isn’t a release date as of yet.

5/5

Single Parents (2018-?)

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Single Parents (2018-?)

Network:

ABC

Creator:

Elizabeth Meriwether

J.J. Philbin

Starring:

Taran Killam

Leighton Meester

Kimrie Lewis

Brad Garrett

Jake Choi

Plot:

A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships.

Review:

I laughed a few times during this pilot. Recently, during a pretty vile case of hand, foot, and mouth, I was basically a single parent for four days and it was horrible. I told my husband that I could not handle it and would leave our kids at a firehouse if I had to do it forever. (kidding clearly…or was I?). Single parents have it rough and seeing a group of them help each other out was smart and often times funny.

The problem I foresee with this show is, much like the movie Bad Moms, the issues they’re going to face are unrealistic and focus only on part of what it’s like to be a single parent. I get that it’s a comedy, but a show called Single Parents should be about the whole thing. There can be comedy in trials, you just have to work harder at the jokes.

The parents we’ve seen so far are all fairly stable financially is the issue I’m talking about. One of the biggest things about being a single parent, in the US, is the lack of another person helping financially. We live in a society that almost requires a dual income to survive, unless you are part of the top 5% earners.

Maybe future episodes will have more of this realism, but we’ll see. For now it was an amusing show to have on in the background and I’ll continue watching until it bugs me too much.

3/5

Superstore Seasons 1-3 (2015-?)

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Superstore Seasons 1-3 (2015-?)

Network:

NBC

Creator:

Justin Spitzer

Starring:

America Ferrera

Ben Feldman

Lauren Ash

Colton Dunn

Nico Santos

Mark McKinney

Nichole Bloom

Plot:

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Review:

When this show first came out a few years back I had no desire to watch something based in a Big Box store. Just was not my cup of tea and did not sound appealing. However, recently, I found myself looking for something to fill the time before Fall TV and there it was waiting.

The first two seasons were highly amusing. I loved how capable but prone to the wrong reaction Amy, America Ferrera, was. I enjoyed how easy to mock Ben Feldman was. I love Dina, Lauren Ash. Garrett, Colton Dunn, messing with people was hilarious. The store manager was even played well by Mark McKinney and I usually dislike the religious character.

Then season three happened. When binge watching you notice things that you don’t necessarily notice watching a show like “normal.” The very heavy Office parallels started to really be evident to me and then they changed Amy to be significantly less competent and much heavier on the more negative side of her personality. It wasn’t as pleasant to watch, though I understand why they went that way. She’s recently divorced in not in a good place emotionally.

I’m hoping that season 4 is a return to normal, but considering she’s pregnant with her ex-husband’s child, who knows. It’s frustrating when a character I loves devolves.

3/5