OUR FATHER – Review by April Neale

Nazi Germany had Dr. Mengele, and Indiana had Dr. Donald Cline, not as evil as Mengele, but he was a corrupt genetic technician like the Nazi. He experimentally used his sperm to impregnate unsuspecting women looking for fertility and conception. A lot of women. The film gives a platform for the doctor’s now adult progeny to tell their stories of discovery and their process of reconciliation and acceptance in the documentary film Our Father, premiering on Netflix on May 11.

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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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ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL – Review by Susan Granger

Michelle Dockery plays a London Barrister determined to convict a high-profile rapist in the six-part Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal.. Arrogant, aristocratic James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) is a respected Member of Parliament. He is accused of rape by one of his aides, with whom he, admittedly, had an adulterous affair. This provocative courtroom drama/erotic thriller, pivoting around the controversial concept of ‘consent.’

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BRIDGERTON Season Two – Review by Susan Granger

When Bridgerton debuted in December, 2020, the Regency-era costume drama quickly became one of Netflix’s most popular shows, reaching 82 million households. Admittedly, its second season lacks the sexy spice of the first, focusing on far less interesting characters. Nevertheless, its Gossip Girl-meets-Downton Abbey concept is addictive for bingeing. Reimagining 19th century England, it once again focuses on aristocratic families seeking favor from Black royalty.

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THE WITCHER – Review by Susan Granger

Catching up with The Witcher, Netflix’s most popular, live-action fantasy series. Granted – the first season is a bit of a slog, particularly in comparison with HBO’s Game of Thrones, but the second season conjures up a more coherent plot by eliminating the multiple timelines and introducing some truly heinous monsters. Created by Lauren S. Hissrich – inspired by the mythology in Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher Saga books and videogame franchise – the adventurous concept revolves around genetically enhanced monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

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THE ADAM PROJECT – Review by Susan Granger

Still grieving over the death of his father, nerdy, asthmatic 12-year-old Adam finds it difficult to cope with school bullies. Then, one night, he discovers a wounded fighter pilot hiding in his garage.
To Adam’s astonishment, the pilot turns out to be a buff, older version of himself from 2050, when time-travel is trendy. He needs incredulous young Adam to help him on a secret mission which involves going back to 2018 to find their workaholic physicist father, who can save future mankind from total chaos by changing the past.

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INVENTING ANNA – Review by Susan Granger

You may recognize Emmy-winner Julia Garner’s face and distinctively nasal voice from Ozark, but in the nine episodes of Inventing Anna she plays enigmatic grifter Anna Sorokin – a.k.a. Anna Delvey. For years, brazen Anna passed herself off as the daughter of a German tycoon, gliding through Manhattan’s opulent hotels, restaurants and night clubs, clad in expensive couture. Posing as an heiress, she cleverly befriended socialites, high-fashion designers and moneyed tech moguls.

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