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Things We Love – February Edition

Things We Love is a place for the contributors of Really Late Reviews to let you know what we’ve been enjoying in pop culture this month. From joyous comedies to psychological dramas to country albums, Things We Love is a way to discover some new gems and re-discover some old favorites.

The Last Five Years movie with Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick

“The Last Five Years” – Movie Review

  Jamie is over and where can I turn? Covered with scars I did nothing to earn. Maybe there’s somewhere a lesson to learn… But that wouldn’t change the fact, That wouldn’t speed the time. And I’m Still hurting. – “Still Hurting,” The Last Five Years “The Last Five Years” opens on a blue-gray New […]

Jane and Rogelio in Jane The Virgin

Jane The Virgin, The CW’s Joyful New Comedy

Jane The Virgin is a show that occupies a unique space on network television: it’s a story about a young Latina woman and three generations of her family, it’s a soap opera-comedy-drama hybrid adapted from a 2002 Venezuelan telenovela and it’s a critical darling that won The CW their first-ever mainstream award.

The Good Wife Cary Agos in Hail Mary

The Good Wife, “Hail Mary” and “The Debate” Reviews

It’s hard for me to separate “Hail Mary” from “The Debate” at this point. The former had moments of charm, of course: it’s hard not to love The Wire alum Domenick Lombardozzi as a brash prison consultant telling Cary how to defend himself when he’s locked up.

Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok

I won’t lie to you.  I often pick up books based solely on the prettiness of their covers and how catchy the title is.  While at the library, I saw Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok on an endcap.  It looked pretty, I liked the title, and stuck in my stack of books.  I didn’t know […]

USA Network’s New Comedy, Benched

Full confession: I had been meaning to get around to Benched, USA Network’s third foray into comedy programming after Playing House and Sirens, a long time ago. Eliza Coupe was a standout on Happy Endings, one of my favorite ensemble comedies of all time that was cancelled entirely too soon, and so I had been waiting […]

cary and kalinda in the good wife

The Good Wife, “The Trial” Review

That’s where The Good Wife leaves us until January 2015: “Yes, your honor, I would like to plead guilty.” “The Trial” had side stories (more on those below), but its interest was squarely focused on Cary’s trial, all the players and complications involved in bringing his case to court. Geneva Pine’s soapy love life, Judge […]

The Good Wife, “Sticky Content” Review

  A bunch of things happened in “Sticky Content,” the ninth episode of The Good Wife this season. Diane wore a fantastic gold statement necklace. Cary was confronted with a wiretap that had Lemond Bishop declaring a hit on him, and saw his death everywhere: in the dark corridors of his apartment, in a Chicago […]

the good wife alicia and louis canning in the episode red zone

The Good Wife, “Red Zone” Review

Image is a tricky thing. Does it exist in a vacuum, whatever we think we are fueling what our image is? Or is it created by those around us, by friends and family and maybe the press, who turn us into something we might not be? The Good Wife tackled image this week through all […]

Olivia Pope Scandal Kerry Washgton

Scandal 407 “Baby Made a Mess” Recap

Hi gladiators! I’m back for another recap of Scandal. Episode 407 was AMAZING! It was the best so far this season. It even had fans that stopped watching the show, talking about how great it was. There were parts that had me near tears and at others that had me draining my wine glass.  This […]