An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

All That Glitters

Is not gold. Have you been watching GLOW on Netflix? I can’t say i’m that impressed so far. It’s a bit of a slow burner and definitely offensive in various places (though it is depicting the 80s, so I guess it’s pretty accurate). But hey – slow burners can be good sometimes! Take Breaking Bad for instance. I wouldn’t have stuck with it if I wasn’t told it was worth the wait. Now THAT was a slow burner. Quite literally. But I kept going and boy was I rewarded.

What else do we have to look forward to this week? For me it’s all about GYPSY on Netflix (yes it’s in capitals because i’m that enthusiastic). It stars Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup and tells the story of a married (to a man) psychotherapist who starts embarking on relationships with her patients’ partners (who are women). It looks juicy and I can’t wait to get into it. See, that’s the trouble. I think it’s easy to get seduced by programmes that look all shiny and new but aren’t actually that great. I do love Betty Gilpin and to be fair i’m only two episodes in so far, but I just wish there was a punchier script….

Please watch the remnants of White Gold if you haven’t already. It’s still on iPlayer. You also need to see Gifted and Baby Driver at the cinema (as always, I recommend your local Picturehouse). I still haven’t yet – I’ve been a bit distracted. But I can’t wait!

Happy Monday.

Screenster x

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