I read a lengthy article about this a while back, via the Longform app on my iPad. It was very good.Tiger King
I didn't learn anything new other than them losing the governor's mansion once before regaining it. I thought it was continuous. They seem to have downplayed Huma Abedin's role. Maybe she didn't want to participate and that's why.you're a pure sadist
The lead character is great - a vulnerable ingenue. Her diminutive size -she is not much bigger than a child - soon gets the viewer on her side and looking for things to turn out well.
Wow! What can I say about this 4 part mini series except that it is the best thing that I have seen on Netflix recently.
A 19 year old Hasidic woman born/living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn(NY) in an arranged marriage, gets up the courage to escape to Berlin. She doesn't feel comfortable in the marriage and wishes to explore her own freedom without all of the "trappings" of the orthodox Satmar community.
The absolutely brilliant Shira Haas plays Esty Shapiro and she brings so much to this role. The series takes you between the past(meeting her intended husband/marriage/first year) and the current(trying to survive in Berlin/meeting new friends/etc) rather well.
This is not a simple escape and live happily ever after show. The husband/mother in law/community/rabbi set out to find Esty and bring her home. The husband and his shady cousin head to Berlin to find her just as Esty is trying to settle in and carve out a life for herself.
This series will make you want to laugh, cry, get angry....and everything in between.
I have been looking for something on Netflix that captures my attention and this was it. I watched the four appr 50 min episodes last night in one sitting. Captivating!
(Do watch "The Making of Unorthodox" after to get a sense of what went into creating this show. It is based on a true story.)
Netflix finally gets it right!
The book came first and was published in 1978. Toplis was not involved in Etaples at all, his unit was on the way to India at the time. Unless he had already deserted. The questions in the Brit Parliament at the time resulted in the finding that the original inquiry on the mutiny at the time had been shredded.I remember watching that when I was young, and it was both very good and shocking to me as a child. It was also published as a book - I'm not sure whether the book came before or after the miniseries.
I read later that the story was full of inaccuracies - apparently Toplis wasn't involved in the Etaples mutiny at all - but it certainly raised questions about the treatment of troops in France in WWI and the way in which the treatment both caused, and exacerbated, the mutiny.
once upon a time in america is great. if you watch plot let me know how it is. it seemed pretty slow. waiting for vida and penny dreadful as well.Might start Plot Against America tonight. That or the film Once Upon a Time In America. Also waiting for the new Vida ... mostly for the nudity, tbh.