Guess I renewed my monthly subscription at the right time!
Streaming on Netflix
Little Things Season 3
Dhruv and Kavya are now in a long distance relationship as Dhruv has taken up a research position in Blore. As the giddiness of new love gets old and with miles in between the messages & video chats start decreasing. Dhruv and Kavya are forced to re think upon their relationship and also reflect on themselves.
The Good: This one particular episode when Kavya returns home to Nagpur. Beautiful emotions – the sad pang of your parents getting old, the guilt of not spending time with them. Even the feeling of not giving required attention to your childhood friends due to this new work life that you have. There is one scene in which Kavya and her friend go to an old spot to have ice cream and Kavya grumbles that the ice cream does not taste like it used to and her friend replies, “Actually, it tastes better. You are just cribbing because it does not taste familiar to you anymore.”
The Bad: The “fights” get increasingly repetitive and the end is toh gonna be good only.
The In Between: The old charm of the series shines through in certain Dhruv-Kavya moments making you stick through with the couple.
In the chaos of the #MeToo movement, college heartthrob VJ is accused of rape by wannabe gal Tanu via a tweet. A court trial begins and VJ’s defense lawyer, Danish, and VJ’s girlfriend Nanki have to come to terms with who is Guilty? VJ or Tanu?
The Good: Dignified attempt at making a movie on a sensitive topic.
Completely unrelated, but , Kiara Advani’s hair color 🧡
The Bad: – Everyone’s Acting Skills
– Making the plot extra “twisty” just for the sake of a twist
– The “clichéd” final scene
The In Between: Watchable enough to pass the time.
To All The Boys
P.S. I Still Love You
Lara Jean was perfectly happy being Peter Kavinsky’s girlfriend that is until John Ambrose Mcclaren sends her an actual reply to her letter. Not only does he reply, but he reappears in Lara Jean’s life. If that wasn’t confusing enough for Lara Jean, add to it her increasing insecurity about Gen.
The Good: Still retains the old charm. The film is too pretty and too sweet like a three tier cake at a wedding. Perfect teen romance. Does justice to the book and adds more substance of it’s own as well.
The Bad: It’s young love!! I have got nothing short of good to say about it.
The In Between: Lara Jean Covey herself! Though I’m a fan of her in the books and I loved her in the first movie , I didn’t quite warm up to her in the second installment – and I don’t know why.
The Perfect Date
Brooks Rattigan wants to get into Yale University . He develops an app to offer his services as a stand-in date to earn the money to get into Yale. But how far will Brooks go to lie his way to University?
This lady,Celia Liebermann.
A realistic character in all the Young Adult fluff. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, she’s confident, honest and in-your-face-straight-to-the-point.
The Bad: Kinda that’s it’s a in between.. Bcoz I expected more.
The In Between: It’s an average drama. The stand-in concept is new but other than that the story revolves around the same age old formula of a triangle romance and brushed under the carpet feelings.
All The Bright Places
Theodore Finch meets Violet Markey while she is precariously standing on a ledge. Finch talks Violet out of it and though bristling at first, Violet strikes a friendship with him. Finch helps Violet heal from her sister’s death , all the time fighting his losing battle alone by himself.
The Good: Finch’s unconventional methods to get Violet’s attention and their project trips exploring the quaint town of Indiana and sharing small heart to heart moments.
The Bad: I can’t pinpoint anything as of now.
The In Between: Okay, as a person who is emotionally always quite disturbed, I was angered by all the characters who were close to Finch and yet no one realized how deeply troubled he was. Of course, in practical life also it is difficult to tell when our loved ones are hurt and often we are caught up in our lives to pay required attention. And that’s where we falter, folks. A request, please take care of your loved ones and your selves. Especially in these difficult times.