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Anatomy of a Scandal 2022 (Netflix lst season--6 episodes) Parliamentary minister James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) is a happily married man with a loving family home, then a scandalous affair comes to light. He tells his wife, Sophie (Sienna Miller), that the affair is over, and she is at first supportive. But when the other woman. Olivia Lytton, accuses James of rape and it becomes a court case, Sophie is conflicted. The prosecutor, Kate Woodcroft, is played by Michelle Dockery, Lady Mary of Downton Abbey. We were impressed with all the actors, but especially Sienna Miller. Anatomy of a Scandal is based on a book, not real life. (The creator of the series added “Mostly.”) The book on which the series is based is by Sarah Vaughn, and has the same name as the series. We watched all six episodes in two days, and highly recommend the series.

 

Easy: 2016-2019 (Netflix 3 seasons) From director and creator Joe Swanberg, this Netflix-original comedy anthology series explores diverse Chicago characters, modern romance technology and culture. Scenarios include a married couple hoping to reignite their sex life, a couple looking to spice things up with another woman, and middle-aged dating. The series features an impressive array of stars, including Elizabeth Reaser, Jake Johnson of New Girl, comic Hannibal Buress, actor Orlando Bloom, and Dave Franco. We are into the second season. Some episodes are good, but some just miss. We’ll keep watching though.

 

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: 2022 (Apple TV+) Samuel L. Jackson stars as Ptolemy Grey, 91. Suddenly left without Reggie, his trusted caretaker. Ptolemy Grey is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager, Robyn (Dominique Fishback,  Judas and the Black Messiah). When they learn about a treatment that will restore Ptolemy's memories, he uses this fleeting clarity to solve his nephew's death and come to terms with his past. Creator Walter Mosley based the series on his own book by the same name. It is a wonderful part for Jackson, and he is wonderful in it. We watched all of the 6 episodes in the limited series and loved every one of them! Highly recommended.

 

Starstruck 2021 (HBO Max, 2 seasons) Written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo, the series follows the life of Jessie, a millennial who lives in East London. She juggles between her two jobs in order to afford the overpriced apartment that she shares with her best friend, Kate. On New Year's Eve, she hooks up with Tom, and she soon discovers that he is a famous film star. Their worlds could not be more different, yet fate keeps bringing them together under the most extraordinary circumstances. Starring Rose Matafeo, Nikesh Patel and  Emma Sidi, and Minnie Driver appears in a special guest starring role as Tom’s agent. Although Rose Matafeo always planned for 2 seasons and out—“It’s the British way” she said. Matafeo may have had a change of heart after seeing the success of one recent show that ran straight into a successful third season. If there is a third season, you can expect it to premiere sometime in the first or second quarter of 2023. We recommend this series.

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