THE LOST GIRLS – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Peter Pan’s story seems more like a curse than a wondrous adventure for the women in the Darling family in The Lost Girls, a multigenerational drama that ultimately fails to take flight. Writer/director/co-star Livia De Paolis adapted the story from Laurie Fox’s eponymous novel which has an intriguing premise. Wendy from J. M. Barrie’s story, now Great Nana, relishes in telling her daughter and granddaughter about her adventures to Neverland—and still trying to fly. Her household locks the windows so she doesn’t hurt herself.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Netflix, Shondaland prep BRIDGERTON preq focused on Queen Charlotte – Brandy McDonnell reports

Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton, will reprise her role in the as-yet-untitled prequel. With the continued success of the period series Bridgerton, Netflix and Shondaland recently announced the cast of the limited series based on the origins of the historical figure Queen Charlotte. While the project is untitled, the series centers on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte. It will also focus on Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.

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BRIDGERTON – Review by Susan Granger

While Netflix’s Bridgerton sprawling mini-series may seem like Gossip Girl-meets-Downton Abbey, it’s unique in reimagining 19th century Britain with aristocratic families seeking favor from Black royalty. Produced by Shonda Rhimes, it’s fun, frothy escapism. According to showrunner Chris Van Dusen, regarding that era’s excess, beauty and decadence: “It was over-the-top: the costumes, the jewels, the glittering ballrooms, the country homes.”

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