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Virgin River Review – An Outbreak Caused by Jack’s (2×08)

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Jack has beef with Calvin!

Calvin is the type of guy who doesn’t like when other people meddle in his business, but that’s never seemed to stop Jack. 

He knows that if he doesn’t step up, no one will be able to stop Calvin from destroying Virgin River. He feels like it’s his duty, but the way he went about trying to get to Calvin was troublesome. Jack couldn’t guarantee Spencer’s safety, and yet, he told him that he could so that he could get information on Calvin. 

How was he planning on keeping Spencer safe? At this point, Jack throws his word around without being able to back it up. He has a hero complex, which unfortunately, may have cost Spencer his life because Calvin and his men were aware that he was a “rat” amongst them. They don’t lie when they say Calvin has men everywhere. 

Of course, it’s in Brady’s hands, and by the looks of that scene, it doesn’t seem like Brady will have the guts to pull the trigger. 

Brady has consistently been motivated by money, and while he’s made some questionable decisions, deep down, he knows that what he’s doing is a mistake.

My guess is that since he now has a target on his back, he’s going to spare Spencer and turn to Jack for help. 

Since Spencer can now testify against Calvin, it may be enough to put him away for good, but there’s also Calvin’s people that they need to worry about. 

The fact that Jack’s new employee, George, was behind the outbreak shows just how much power Calvin wields. George only took the job so he could sabotage Jack’s business to send a warning about keeping his nose out of Calvin’s.

How do you think Jack will stop Calvin?

This is on top of all of Jack’s other mounting worries and anxieties, the main one being a good father to the twins and a support system to Charmaine while also following his heart. 

It does seem like he’s given up on the idea of romance with Mel, and it makes sense after seeing her breakdown about Mark’s death. She’s clearly going to need some time to heal and it’s not fair to ask him to wait. 

For now, his main focus is finding a family-friendly place for him and the twins to live. I’d love to see Jack with his own place. Living right above your bar is convenient, but it isn’t exactly ideal for raising children. 

Of course, that’s the least of his worries as Charmaine is quite literally considering moving to Portland after the twins are born to live with her aunt. And he doesn’t even know about it yet! 

I can understand where she’s coming from since she has no family in Virgin River or Clear Water, but it’s also a selfish decision. Jack has always considered Charmaine and the “family” when making decision, despite not wanting to be with her, but it doesn’t seem like she’s considered how this would affect Jack at all. 

Do I smell a custody battle? Is she doing this to punish Jack for not wanting to be with her?

As I’ve said before, Charmaine’s character is so inconsistent. Even the way she was behaving while spilling the tea to Hope was so different from her attitude while she was living in her home. 

Hope truly tried to avoid getting involved in the rumor mill. Despite her flaws, she’s actively trying to change and cherishes that she’s finally getting her friendship with Jack back on track and reestablishing trust.

Having Doc blame Hope for something that was totally beyond her control, and as she was telling the truth, was upsetting. 

Hope needs to stop listening to the other women in town who think they have some authority over weighing in on her relationship/marriage. I can see why she wanted to keep things a secret between her and Doc since she’s unable to ignore the outside gossip and not let it affect how she thinks and acts. 

Of course, Doc’s behavior is also problematic, but I think that’s part of a bigger issue that we’re going to uncover in the final two episodes of the season.

Doc’s agitation, especially towards Mel, seems to have come from nowhere. Why is he suddenly treating her the way he did when she first started? It’s a stark contrast from the support and love he showed her just a few episodes ago as she was mourning her late husband. 

Hopefully, it’s nothing serious because honestly, Doc has become one of my favorite parts of the show. 

Preacher and Connie are Bonnie and Clyde 2.0. She’s willing to go out on a limb for him and give him a solid alibi because she’s right, no one would ever think she’s covering for him. 

However, Preacher doesn’t strike me as the kind of man who could live with the lie. The guilt is eating him up, especially now that he’s learned that they found the abandoned car in the woods. 

And then there’s the surprising turn with Ricky and Lizzie’s relationship. Dare I say, it’s actually kind of sweet. She seemed to be a bad influence on Ricky, but now I think that he might turn out to have a positive affect on her as he teaches her to take things slow and maybe become a bit more serious in life. 

There’s still something about her that I don’t fully trust, so I’m not letting my guard down just yet, but their no-sex date night was cute. 

What did you think of the episode? 


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Inventing Anna Series Premiere Review – Who the Hell Is Anna Delvey? (1×01)

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From the creative mind of Shonda Rhimes comes Inventing Anna.

It’s the story of Anna Delvey that you’ve likely heard before, but with Shondaland’s exclusive twist on it.

Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin, was a faux socialite who scammed New York’s high society, including hotels, banks, Wall Street, and elite friends.

The Russian immigrant posed as a German heiress in an attempt to steal millions of dollars from the wealthy. 

But despite having Sorokin’s name in the title, the first episode of the Netflix limited series hinges heavily on Vivian Kent, the ambitious journalist who landed the tell-all interview with Delvey. 

Anna Chlumsky (who you might remember from the ’90s My Girl fame) is a powerhouse in the role as she sets her sights on Delvey/Sorokin (played by Ozark’s Julia Garner) in order to revive her career. 

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Inventing Anna. Anna Chlumsky as Vivian Kent in episode 103 of Inventing Anna. Cr. David Giesbrecht/Netflix © 2021

Kent has been banished to “Scriberia,” a corner of the office where she’s convinced journalists go to die. After coming upon Delvey’s upcoming trial, she sniffs out a case and tries to convince her bosses — Paul and Landon — to cover the story. 

Unfortunately, neither of them seemed particularly moved by her spiel as they insist she covers the women of Wall Street’s #MeToo plight. 

Kent, however, doesn’t feel compelled to bully these women into telling their stories for clickbait and pursues the Delvey story instead. 

The more she digs, the less she knows. 

Delvey is an enigma who seemingly crafted many personas while schmoozing with New York’s upper echelon. 

Eventually, Kent is able to convince the editor of The Manhattan (the show’s New York magazine) to let her roll with the story. 

It’s unclear why her editor, Paul, has it out for her, but the series seems to purposefully leave Kent’s background vague throughout the episode. 

All we know is that something went wrong, a little boy was involved, Google will remember it forever (the internet never forgets), and that’s she’s desperate to revive her career, a feat she hopes to accomplish before she has her baby girl. When she realizes that it might not be possible, she has an entire breakdown at the gynecologist’s office during the ultrasound, which, as a woman trying to juggle a career and motherhood, is all too relatable. 

And then — she gets the absolute motivation to convince Delvey to reject the plea deal being offered and fight for her reputation as well. 

In an intense meeting where Kent levels with Delvey, she convinces her that she deserves to have her story told. 

But that’s not what ultimately persuades Delvey. As a journalist, you want something from your subject, but in order to get it, you also have to know what your subject wants. So, in exchange for her story, Kent promises Delvey the one thing she wants more than anything: fame.

After all, Delvey herself claims that the persona she made up is a “masterpiece, bitches,” while the friends she conned note that she was a “legend” and “icon.”

In that pivotal scene, it seems as though Kent has fully tapped into why Delvey concocted her scheme in the first place. While she claims to be a businesswoman who wanted to secure a loan for an exclusive club she wanted to open up, Delvey was obsessed with the high life; the exclusivity of being an “it” girl.

Kent tapped into the vein fueling Delvey’s motivations this whole time — even from the depths of Rikers. 

While the series is based on a true story, it’s definitely not an accurate depiction of what really happened, but that’s neither here nor there because the episode is wildly entertaining and keeps you hanging on to every single delusion Delvey divulges. 

Much of Kent’s background — even if vague at times — is presented, while there’s just enough of Garner’s Delvey, with her intense accent, to hook you into coming back for more. 

Though neither would admit it, Delvey and Kent have one thing in common — the need to prove themselves, which makes this profile something that’s in both of their best interests.

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Inventing Anna. Julia Garner as Anna Delvery in episode 104 of Inventing Anna. Cr. Nicole Rivelli/Netflix © 2021

And it’s even in the interest of Delvey’s lawyer, Todd, who also wants to prove himself as an ADA. 

Todd, played by Arian Moayed, is definitely battling some insecurity issues. He even tells his wife, a powerful attorney working at her father’s firm, that he feels inferior to many of their friends. He may be defending the world’s biggest con artist, but somehow, he’s the one feeling like a fraud while Delvey remains adamant she’s not the criminal they are painting her out to be. 

At times, you almost feel for Delvey and start to believe her story, only to realize that her act is one big manipulation tactic. It also becomes harder to empathize with her when she calls Kent out for looking “very poor” and “very, very fat.” However, those moments paint a vivid photo of the kind of things Delvey prioritized, even while spending time in one of the most dangerous prisons. 

All of this likely proves that Garner has nailed the role of the woman who was able to manipulate some of the smartest people in the city. 

Of course, while much of the back-and-forth dance happens between Kent and Delvey, there’s an incredible supporting cast. 

Todd faces off assistant DA Catherine McCaw played by Westworld’s Rebecca Henderson. 

Rhimes takes care of her own as Scandal’s Katie Lowes and Jeff Perry; Lowes plays ex-Vanity Fair picture researcher and Delvey’s bestie Rachel DeLoache Williams, while Perry is Kent’s fellow journalist.

The Bold Type’s Alexis Floyd as Neff, an employee at the hotel Delvey stayed at who assists Kent with her story, while Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox will appear as celebrity fitness trainer Kacy Duke.

Inventing Anna has all the makings of a Rhimes hit series, so strap in for the ride because from the looks of it, Delvey is just getting started as we take a peak behind the curtain to figure out what exactly led up to this very prison meeting. 

And we can’t wait to see where Garner takes this role as the trial ramps up, which leaves all of NYC’s finest quaking in their boots.

After all, did you ever imagine that Ruth would become the moral heartbeat of Ozark?!


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‘The Woman In the House’ – Everything You Need to Know About Kristen Bell’s New Thriller

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Everything we know About Kristen Bell's upcoming comedy thriller The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

Kristen Bell is known for her comedic chops, but she’s dabbling a new genre come 2022.

“The Good Place” actress will star as Anna in a dark comedy thriller on Netflix. 

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.”

 

What’s It About?

The series focuses on the heartbroken lead who lives everyday the same way — staring out her window and watching life pass her by while she sips her wine. 

All of that is flipped upside down when her handsome neighbor moves in across the street and she witnesses a murder… or does she? Does someone want her to forget? Did she imagine it? Are they the hallucinations?

We’re already totally invested. 

 

Is there a Trailer?

YES! Glad you asked. The teaser is intoxicating and shows exactly why Bell was the right choice for the role!

Check it out below: 

 

Who Else Is in the Series?

Well, there’s Bell. Other cast members include: Michael Ealy, Tom Riley, Mary Holland, Cameron Britton, Samsara Yett, Christina Anthony, and Benjamin Levy Aguilar. 

 
How Long is the Series?
 
The season consists of eight, 30-minute episodes. You know what that means? They’re easily binge-able with your glass of wine! 
 
 
Why Does It Sound So Familiar?
 
It parodies Amy Adams’ thriller “The Woman in the Window” and the 2016 film “The Girl on the Train.”
 
 

When Does It Premiere?

The show hits Netflix on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022!

 

Is There Going to be a Second Season?

While it’s crafted as a limited-series that doesn’t necessarily mean that a second season is out of the question. After all, Big Little Lies was also a limited-series. Never say never!

 


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WATCH: Christmas is Here Early With a Trailer for ‘The Princess Switch 3’

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Princess Switch 3 Trailer Released

Oops… she’s doing it again!

The holiday season isn’t complete without Vanessa Hudgens, who is back once again for The Princess Switch 3.

Netflix has released the official trailer and from the looks of it, it’s going to be filled with comedy, romance, and yes, three different accents and voices all performed by the talented actress.

Check out the trailer below.

Hudgens is once again reprising her roles as Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy, with a new addition Fiona, the cousin.

After the special guest, the Vatican’s Star of Peace is stolen, the two royal lookalikes need to team up together to steal it back. In order to do so, they enlist the help of their cousin Fiona who is also identical to them. The three completely different personalities work together to safely bring back the missing treasure.

Alongside Hudgens, the cast includes Sam Palladio, Remy Hii, Nick Sagar, and Will Kemp.

Netflix will release The Princess Switch 3 on November 18th, so set your calendars!

Recap the The Princess Switch: Switched Again right here

Yes, That Is Queen Amber from ‘A Christmas Prince’ in ‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again’


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