Bridgerton: The Duke and I

The inspiration for season one of the Netflix series, Bridgerton: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn details the complicated relationship of Daphne Bridgerton, the fourth child and eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family, and Simon Basset, the reluctant Duke of Hastings who also happens to be Daphne’s oldest brother Anthony’s best friend. Netflix pulled… Continue reading Bridgerton: The Duke and I

The Queen’s Gambit

Now a Netflix Original Series, The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis is the story of Beth Harmon, an eight-year-old orphan. While at the Methuen Home for Orphaned Children in Sterling, Kentucky, she learns the game of chess by playing with the janitor, Mr. Shaibel, in the basement. And there’s absolutely no stopping her. Mr. Tevis… Continue reading The Queen’s Gambit

Too Much Streaming

I recently read an article from the Los Angeles Times about Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. Believe me, it’s enticing, but do we really need another steaming service when we already have so many? I’m not saying one should have a monopoly or people shouldn’t have choices, but does one person really need to have… Continue reading Too Much Streaming

More thoughts on subtitles

Perhaps this would be more accurately titled “My frustration with subtitles”. However, I don’t think that’s where my true issue lies. I’m mad at whoever creates TV shows or whoever decides which languages the shows should have subtitles for. Not everything is created equally. This is common knowledge, but I was still surprised to find… Continue reading More thoughts on subtitles

My version of minimalism

The Minimalists. If you haven’t heard of them, their names are Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I was initially introduced to them on Dan Harris’s podcast, 10% Happier. So I started listening to their podcast, simply called The Minimalists Podcast, where they discuss how to live a meaningful life with less. Less clutter, that is. I started… Continue reading My version of minimalism