We are back and with the first few episodes of HBOMax’s “The White Lotus”. Mike White has created a series that was needed. I didn’t just need an escape from the real world, I needed one filled with drama. I skipped the ads and was sold on the wallpaper alone. From Connie Britton to Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett, I was ready to have fun with this cast.

Aren’t teenagers the worst? I wasn’t intimidated by Paula and Olivia. …


“It’s chess, not checkers,” he said.

She smiled. He got her love of board games and they incorporated into their conversations. Not only were classic board games used in reference, but they shared an interest in new board games, handful of VR and puzzles, a whole lot of puzzles.

She pictured herself building a large 3-D puzzle on a table and looking over to see him doing the same at a nearby table. When she shares this with him, he stops walking along the water for a moment.

“We’re at different tables?” he asks.

“It’s a scenario. The ability to…


courtesy of Disney+

My take on Chapter 15 here.


courtesy of Disney+

I wrote a review of Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian which can be found here.


I’d like to tell you that I came across the A Sailor’s Guide to Earth album on my own and became a fan of Sturgill Simpson. It didn’t happen that way. In the past two years, I have changed my music preferences. It isn’t monumental, but it’s been a slight shift that has introduced a lot of artists into my playlist.

The 80’s and Sitting Down to Listen to Music

I listened to 80’s music in the 90’s. I continued to listen to it well into the 2000’s. I think it just might be my decade of music. …


Tracey from Chewing Gum

I love Michaela Coel. If you haven’t seen Chewing Gum on Netflix you are missing out. She is a comedic genius that proved with Black Earth Rising that she can handle drama as well. From a sheltered, churchy girl breaking free from a sheltered upbringing to an attorney unearthing the truth behind a genocide, she’s been covering a lot of heavy material.

I May Destroy You is no exception. I didn’t know what this show was about walking in. …


I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the original film. John Cusack and a music store is a winning combination, but the execution didn’t land with me. It just seemed like a guy that was lamenting about relationships that seemed doomed before they ever began. What mortal thought they would be able to pull Catherine Zeta-Jones with a cool music collection? It’s been over a decade since I’ve seen it so maybe I’m remembering it wrong.

The television show was added to my queue after I read a fascinating interview with Zoe Kravitz. I’ve seen her in…


I involuntarily caught this show. I’m juggling a lot of different apps and it was HBO’s turn to be my top spot. I added it on to my Hulu subscription so that I could watch “The Outsider” and “The New Pope”. I didn’t know that “The Watchmen” would grab me.

And it didn’t. Not at first. I remember being underwhelmed by the film a decade ago and the first two episodes didn’t click right away as to where we had left off from the film. It’s a slow burn and like “The Killing” it’s one that you have to give…


I haven’t a clue where the year has gone. One minute, I’m talking to you about my summer reads and the next thing I know we’re a week away from Thanksgiving. Let’s not dwell on it too much and concentrate on what 2019 has brought us.

Well, 2019 has brought us a lot of trouble. My simple spring break-up with Netflix turned into an on-again/off-again relationship and after the announcement of Disney+ and Apple+ and a plus on every other channel I’ve enjoyed, I’m as confused as ever.

Here’s a simple breakdown:

Netflix


To explain my current form of communication, I have to give you a little background on my relationship with social media. In the early aughts I had a Myspace account that I designed with my own color layout. I put together my own HTML code for it and I would hide my friends list but showcase the profile picture of my best friends. When you would click on my bestie’s photo, it would lead you to their favorite charity. This is how I spent my early twenties and I’m openly embarrassed and embrace the girl I used to be.

I…

Sabrina Monet

A writer surviving in Los Angeles. When I’m not trying to complete my manuscript, I’m ranting about films and television on Twitter. Sabrinamonet.com

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