If you had the money to live forever, would you? That’s the question posed by Amazon Prime’s original series Upload by Greg Daniels. The story takes place in the year 2033, where self-driving cars and 3D printing food are available and commonly used. In this future, those with wealth are given the option to die or live in a … Continue reading The Cost of “dying” – Classism in Upload
Asian American screenwriter and filmmaker Alice Wu brings us a twist in the classic tale of love. The Half of It starting Leah Lewis, Daniel Diermer, and Alexxis Lemire tells the tale of a shy “nerd” who uses her smarts and writing skills to help a jock finally talk to his crush. Sounds familiar? Of … Continue reading The Half of It: More than just a Love Story
Netflix’s original series Never Have I Ever by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher is the coming of age dramedy I wish had growing up. Sure, I had shows like Degrassi and My So Called Life, but both lacked the cultural diversity of this modern tale. With the perfect combination of smarts, sensibility, sass, and realism, Never Have I Ever is exactly the kind of story we need in 2020.
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The Secret Life of the American Teenager to Switch at Birth and The Fosters, Freeform is know for it’s bold takes on teen dramas. At the start of the new year, the network launched Party of Five, a reboot of the 1994 American drama. The reboot follows a similar premise with a family of 5 … Continue reading US Immigration story: Part of Five 2020
Tanya Saracho’s Vida is a celebration of authentic, and modern Latinx culture. Vida ‘s narrative and representation is essential in shaping the understanding of the complexities of the Latinx culture in the U.S. Moreover, for the Latinx community, it is a chance to see themselves, and to have conversations that were once considered taboo.Let us … Continue reading The Women of Vida