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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