Category: Hulu

“Pam & Tommy”

7.8

Much better than I was expecting!

I don’t think we learn a lot more about any of the characters involved. Tommy Lee is pretty much who you assume him to be. However, it was in the depth and perspective this miniseries paid to Pamela Anderson where it really shined. The perspective of the differences in the effect on their careers, personal lives, and outlook on life. The differences between being a man or a woman included in a sex tape gone public were deftly handled, which surprised me. It’s perfectly cast and surprisingly well-done. Bravo to the Hulu Originals team.

“Only Murders in the Building”

8.9

How was this so good?!?!

Nothing about this should have felt as fresh and exciting as it did… but here we are.

The cast has terrific chemistry. The ridiculousness factor is at an 11, but I still binged the entire thing in one day and can’t wait for season 2! A classic whodunit, set in the quirkiest apartment building in New York City, with three of the most unlikely friends on the face of the earth and more dead bodies than a season of “Game of Thrones.” It was like Wes Anderson meets Quentin Tarantino, and it was a thing of beauty to behold. The three main characters rounded each other out as an ensemble much better than expected. I have been known to have a soft spot for Selena Gomez and watch pretty much anything she’s in (including the fantastic HBO Max cooking show). Still, she rises to the occasion and brings a sense of dry humor to the group that ever so naturally balances the goofier 2 of the tripod and makes it all work like a well-oiled machine. I was taken aback by how much I loved this one, as I haven’t laughed this hard since I stumbled upon “Letterkenny.” Hulu truly outdid themselves!

“Palm Springs”

8.4

That was a fun hour and a half! This may be my favorite “Groundhog Day” / “We get stuck in a time loop” movie. I am thoroughly impressed. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti (the mom from “How I Met Your Mother”) have legitimate chemistry and rock both the romantic and comedy of this rom-com for the ages! JK Simmons has the cameo of the summer. Everything about this is a win. An all around fun movie, with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs. Here’s to finding that special someone you’d get stuck in an infinite time loop with.