Vacation Friends: What Happens On Vacation, Well…

What happens on vacation doesn’t necessarily stay on vacation as we see in the raunchy Hulu Original comedy, Vacation Friends. Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji) are a run-of-the-mill couple vacationing in Mexico. Marcus, who owns a construction firm, is planning to propose. Almost as soon as they arrive, they meet their polar opposites in Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner). These two couples couldn’t be more different if they tried. Ron…

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Only Murders In The Building: A True Crime Comedy

Hulu’s star-studded Only Murders In The Building focuses on a trio of apartment neighbors that bond over their love of true crime. At long last, we finally have a reunion featuring Father of the Bride stars Steve Martin and Martin Short. They are two of the funniest people of their generation and certainly haven’t lost a step. Throw in Selena Gomez as the third star of the series and I feel that this series will…

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McCartney 3,2,1: A Paul McCartney Masterclass

McCartney 3,2,1 is a six-episode masterclass that is less biography about Paul McCartney and more of an intimate conversation. You’ll learn new things about Paul McCartney and the Beatles over the course of this three-hour ticket to ride. Over the course of six episodes, The Beatles legend breaks down songs from throughout his career. Nothing is off limits from his time with the Beatles through the Wings and then some. It’s kind of funny thinking…

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kid 90: A Pre-Internet Time Capsule of Fame

kid 90 captures life in the early 90s when actress Soleil Moon Frye was carrying a video camera everywhere in an era before cell phones. Watch until the end of the credits. At times when watching this documentary, you can’t help but feel bad for Soleil Moon Frye.  The actress went through puberty after Punky Brewster came to an end.  I’m obviously not going to get into the specifics here but sometimes, this takes a…

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Happiest Season: The Not-Out-To-Family Trope

The release of Happiest Season on Hulu has led to a stir of debates but this critic is done with the trope of not being out to family in films. Where are the films about being out and having an accepting family?  Why is it that the biggest LGBTQ rom-com this year forces a love interest into the closet?  There are other ways of presenting LGBTQ rom-coms but shoving someone into the closet isn’t it. …

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Happiest Season: A LGBTQ Holiday Rom-Com

Happiest Season, featuring a star-studded cast, is the first major LGBTQ studio romantic comedy to be set during the holiday season. There are not that many LGBTQ studio comedies let alone many films set during the holidays.  Jenna Laurenzo’s Thanksgiving-set Lez Bomb is among the few films out there.  All you have to do is change the holiday but the gist of the film basically remains the same.  Kid brings girlfriend home for the holiday…

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Animaniacs: The New Season Is Zany To The Max

The Animaniacs are back for a new season on Hulu and they’ve brought back all their friends including fan-favorites Pinky and the Brain. Before there was 30 Rock or Community, the Animianacs were the most meta series in existence.  They are so self-aware that they blow the two broadcast comedies out of the water.  Over twenty years later, the start exactly where they left off albeit with a Jurassic Park twist.  As an FYI, the…

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Hillary: Four Hours Is Worth It For Clinton

Whether or not you’re a fan of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Hulu documentary series offers insight into both her life and marriage. The four-part documentary series runs in at 253 minutes.  It’s a worthy commitment to binge-watch in one day but the decision is totally worth it.  It’s how I spent my Sunday afternoon following the end of a very long week. Before I go any further, I’ll disclaim that I am…

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The Orville moves to Hulu for Season 3 in 2020

Seth MacFarlane announced during San Diego Comic Con 2019 that The Orville will be moving exclusively to Hulu, starting with season 3. “The Orville has been a labor of love for me, and there are two companies which have supported that vision in a big way: 20th Century Fox Television, where I’ve had a deal since the start of my career, and FOX Broadcasting Company, now FOX Entertainment, which has been my broadcast home for…

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SXSW 2019: Shrill

Shrill stars Aidy Bryant as Annie Easton in this six-episode comedy series streaming on Hulu this weekend following the SXSW world premiere. We get to know Annie (Aidy Bryant) and her circle of friends, family, and co-workers over the course of six episodes.  She’s the assistant calendar editor for the The Weekly Thorn.  Annie would rather take on more duties like actually having the opportunity to write articles.  Her boss, Gabe (John Cameron Mitchell), is…

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