GUTSY – Review by Susan Granger

If you’re a devoted Hillary Clinton fan, curious about how her daughter Chelsea grew up and/or a diehard feminist, perhaps this breezy docuseries if for you. As for me, I wanted it to be so much more…for them to delve much deeper into the inspiring issues…and to not to be so superficial.

Based on the Clintons’ best-selling 2019 The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, each of the eight 40-minutes episodes involves a series of interviews centered on a specific theme: Gutsy Women Have Rebel Hearts, Gutsy Women are Forces of Nature, Gutsy Women Refuse Hate, Gutsy Women Seek Justice, etc.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s docuseries GUTSY on Apple TV+ – Brandy McDonnell reports

Gutsy, the anticipated eight-part documentary event following Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the gutsy women who inspire them is streaming on Apple TV+ as of September 9. Based on the Clintons’ acclaimed New York Times bestselling book, The Book of Gutsy Women, the docuseries features Hillary and Chelsea as they embark on a thought-provoking journey to speak with pioneering women artists, activists, community leaders and everyday heroes who show us what it truly means to be gutsy.

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THE SHRINK NEXT DOOR – Review by Lauren Anderson

The series is based on a podcast of the same name and tells the true story of Martin “Marty” Markowitz and his psychiatrist Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf. Over the course of 30 years, Herschkopf scammed Markowitz out of millions of dollars, inspired his estrangement from his friends and family, and took control of his family estate in the Hamptons.

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PHYSICAL – Review by Susan Granger

I’m stunned that this Apple TV+ half-hour comedy-drama series was renewed for a second season. Set in the 1980s, it revolves around troubled Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a svelte housewife/mom who has an inexplicably strange self-image, resulting in chronic bulimia, a serious eating disorder. This is manifested by her buying lots of fast-food, then taking it to a motel room, where she gorges and purges.

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TED LASSO – Review by Susan Granger

This delightful, culture-clash comedy just scored a massive 20 Emmy nominations, the most ever for a 1st season sitcom – with accolades going to its star Jason Sudeikis, along with co-stars Hannah Waddington, Juno Temple and Brett Goldstein. Created by showrunner Bill Lawrence with Sudeikis, the plot revolves around an unflappable American football coach named Ted Lasso (Sudeikis).

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FOR ALL MANKIND – Review by Susan Granger

For All Mankind poses the question: What if the Soviet Union had won the space race, reaching the moon before the United States? It’s a sprawling story, beginning in 1969, presenting an alternative historical reality in which the United States is struggling to keep up with the USSR in space exploration, interweaving cleverly ‘fictionalized’ real-life characters.

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WOLFWALKERS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Set in 1650, “Wolfwalkers” takes place in in the county of Kilkenny in a walled Irish city under oppressive English rule in the midst of the wilderness. Newcomer and English lass Robyn Goodfellowe (voice of Honor Kneafsey) longs to leave behind kitchen duty and join her father, Bill Goodfellowe (Sean Bean), on his daily duties as the town’s designated wolf hunter.

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