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Netflix and Acorn TV Are My Two True Loves

May 2, 2017

Why? I know they won't stand me up (unless the power goes out of course). Sure, I have to share their goodies, but at least they're honest about it. Finally, they're oh-so-easy on these eyes, repeatedly. Wait, I forgot one. Variety is the spice of life, and they deliver spice by the truck loads. My reviews (cue drum roll).


The Queen of Katwe - Available on Netflix




Rating: 5 Hankies


Based on a true story, this is a beautiful movie that tells the story of how one young girl overcame huge hurdles to become a grand master of chess. Phiona not only lives her dream, but her victories inspired the residents of her impoverished hometown in Uganda. Outstanding performances by Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong'o. Talk about a heroine you can root for as she struggles! Awesome. Have a box of tissues handy. You've been warned :)


Pie In The Sky- Available on Acorn TV (Roku)



Rating: 4 Pies

I love mysteries like Detective Crabbe loves to cook! Henry Crabbe is our hero in this cozy British police drama series. He wants to retire from the police force and open a restaurant to pursue his passion, fine cuisines. Unfortunately Henry makes his boss look too good. So the jerk won't approve his request. He's the brains who really solves cases while his boss jumps in front of the news cameras taking credit, which is actually just fine with Henry. His boss allows him to be de facto retired to run his restaurant, but must come when summoned by the assistant chief constable. Very fun. Murder mysteries are my favorite, but the crimes Henry gets yanked into keep my interest.


I won't lie and say I'm doing research. I watched The Queen of Katwe and continue to binge watch episodes of Pie In The Sky for pure fun. Which stimulates my brain and helps me write. Because Netflix (Acorn) and chill makes me supremely happy. And a happy writer is a better writer!  




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