How do I love thee, Television, let me count the ways.
I simply love television and all the possibilities the medium contains. Be it mini series, long arcs in drama series or clutching my stomach from laughing at the antics in a sitcom. I'm especially down for a some dramatic comedy or comedic drama.
I'm amazed by web series and floored over consistent character development. I have a deep love for British series, flawed characters and one hit wonders among other things.
What I love about this show is how the story happens, but the viewers are kept in the dark and denied certain details making it difficult to fully trust and empathise with many of the characters. This show feels very realistic in terms of the way the characters react to the reappearance of Ivy and how that turns their lives upside down.
Jodie Comer is as spectacular as the childlike and innocent Ivy as she is with the darker sides of the story. The interplay between all the characters is phenomenal and while Comer steals the show, the others are not far behind.
This show makes me choke up with every new episode. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming and just beautiful. All these ladies, be the nurses or nuns, are capable, individual characters with full lives. The drama is so compelling and realistic, and the acting is spot on. Just give in and watch it already!
This is everything I love in an anthology series. The theme of the future of technology might change our lives, but the future still feels grounded in the present. The acting is fantastic and the writing is even better. The episodes are dark and uncomfortable, but so worth it.
Some episodes fall short of the overall awesomeness, but most really deliver and makes you think about the lives we are currently leading. It challenges our conception of reality and the human condition.