A young, backward, unemployed, and ABBA-obsessed Australian woman steals money from her parents to finance a vacation and makes a new friend, kickstarting a tumultuous chain of life-changing events. [more inside]
Run On: Run On Season 1, Ep 0
Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player. [more inside]
Bridgerton: Season 1 - all episodes Season 1, Ep 0
The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. (Netflix, Shonda Rhimes-produced adaptation of Julia Quinn's "The Duke and I") [more inside]
Bridgerton: Diamond of the First Water Season 1, Ep 1
Daphne debuts on London's marriage market as a new gossip sheet sets high society atwitter and Simon, the eligible Duke of Hastings, returns to town. (Netflix, Shondaland adaptation of Julia Quinn book series) [more inside]
Two gutsy food delivery workers strive to overcome their socioeconomic disadvantages to achieve big goals -- and bump into love along the way. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol Season 1, Ep 0
A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile is guided by twinkling little stars to a small town where she finds hope, home and love. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
Emily in Paris: Full season Season 1, Ep 0
A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things. [more inside]
Chicago Typewriter: Chicago Typewriter (Sikago Tajagi) Season 1, Ep 0
A veterinarian and two writers have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from the Japanese colonial period. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
Was It Love: Was It Love? Season 1, Ep 0
When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn't dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
Romance Is a Bonus Book: Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok Season 1, Ep 0
A gifted writer who's the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dauphin Rewatch Season 2, Ep 10
Wesley is bitten by the love bug. Well, less of a bug, and more of a bioluminescent…pink sasquatch…thing. [more inside]
Another Miss Oh: Oh Hae-Young Again (Ddo Oh Hae Yeong) Season 1, Ep 0
A sound director who suddenly starts getting visions of someone else's future gets mired in the lives of two women, who happen to share the same name. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. [more inside]
I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
Because This Is My First Life: Ibeon Saengeun Cheoeumira, aka Because This Life Is Our First Season 1, Ep 0
Two housemates get married for convenience, but discover nothing is simple when it comes to demanding in-laws, or facing their growing bond. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
Dispatches from Elsewhere: The Creator Season 1, Ep 9
Simone, Peter and Janice explore new interests, while Fredwynn finds it hard to let go. [more inside]
Pushed together by twists of time, a Joseon doctor and a cardiac surgeon overcome their 400-year divide as they learn and heal through each other. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
World-weary taxi driver Harris finds himself engaged in the only kind of courtship he can have with his passenger Penny -- one that lasts as long as her trip... until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. When he resets his meter, he is instantaneously transported back to the moment when she climbed into his cab. As he and Penny find themselves trapped in an endless nighttime cab ride, secrets will be revealed, truths will come to light, and Harris' entire life will be changed forever. [more inside]
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. [more inside]
Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
Virgin River: Virgin River season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what -- and who -- she finds. (Netflix, Robyn Carr book series adaptation) [more inside]
From MeFi’s own Linda_Holmes comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
A youth inspirational film, about how a group of high school students try to revive Chinese orchestra ensemble. They face many challenges along the way to compete nationally, including a rivalry with the more popular Western orchestra club. [more inside]
In The Lost Book of the Grail, author Charlie Lovett weaves together elements of romance, historical fiction, and mystery into an engrossing novel that is hard to put down. The book chapters alternate between two settings:
- Historical fiction set in a Christian monastery charged with hiding a Grail related artifact from first Viking hordes, and later the British monarchy stamping out undesirable religions.
- A modern day setting of a university professor and Grail enthusiast chasing down clues to the location of the Holy Grail, which he believes is somewhere in the small British university town where he teaches.
In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire - Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
An F.B.I. agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a known terrorist from bombing the event. There's a lot of falling down in high heels. [more inside]
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. [more inside]
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. [more inside]
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. [more inside]
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. [more inside]
It's 1977 in the London suburb of Croydon. Young Enn and his punk-loving best friends stumble upon a bizarre gathering on the way to a party. Enn falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious stranger, who in turn is weirdly fascinated by him. Together, they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic, punk rock world of 1970s London that ends in a crazy and unusual showdown. [more inside]
A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. [more inside]
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Elio Perlman is spending the summer of 1983 with his family at their vacation home in Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man. [more inside]
In Guillermo del Toro's magical realism twist on monster movies, isolated and mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a nighttime janitor at a government research facility in a 1960s-like Baltimore. Her life is changed forever when she discovers a secret classified "asset" and experiment, and develops an unusual relationship. [more inside]
Longing to escape the Massachusetts hometown that has always blamed their family for whatever goes wrong, Gillian and Sally respectively marry and run away but are drawn back by a seemingly magical force. Reprint. NYT. [more inside]
Star Trek: Voyager: Resolutions Rewatch Season 2, Ep 25
"I closed my eyes and sank deeper into the steamy bath, feeling my troubles and worries slip away. I was no longer a starship captain, really, no longer even a scientist after the oddly-precise storm destroyed all my technical equipment but left everything else untouched; now, I was just a woman. 'Everything OK, Kathryn?' I smiled, thinking of the man who was once my second-in-command, but now... now, just a man. A very considerate, thoughtful, available man. 'Better than OK, Com- I mean, Chakotay. Makes me wish that I'd gotten the incurable yet peculiarly asymptomatic space plague earlier. Say, you didn't happen to find a loofah out there, did you?'" -- from Passion's Pesilent Planet, Jane Katrina (pseud.) [more inside]
Shorts HD presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Animated, plus three "Highly Commended" animated shorts. [more inside]
A couple get into an argument that's ostensibly over dinner party preparations, the argument escalates into a break-up, and things only get worse from there. [more inside]
Morris (Markees Christmas) is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad (Craig Robinson), who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's romantic and coming-of-age misadventures. [Trailer #1 | full soundtrack listing] [more inside]
A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate. [more inside]
Two gay men in a small Texan town, each already dealing with aftermath of two different past relationships, try to figure out how to move on with their lives individually, occasionally passing each other at the same gas station. [more inside]
My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World Season 1, Ep 1
After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. [more inside]
Fresh Off the Boat: Love and Loopholes Season 2, Ep 12
Valentine's Day is almost here, and Eddie is going to take Alison to the Janet Jackson concert, but he doesn't have the tickets ... yet. He has a plan, and Trent's got his back. At home, Jessica and Louis get a night to themselves, thanks to Honey and Marvin taking Emery and Evan for the night. But when Emery comes back home for a moment, what he sees challenges his views of romance.
Steven Universe: Love Letters Season 2, Ep 7
Jamie the mail carrier gets a crush on Garnet.
When Jack makes a scene at a memorial party, his best friend Iris offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so he can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah who is reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship and finds solace in Tom's unexpected presence. [more inside]
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