This is a slightly frustrating movie, because Irrfan is so very good in it and his character is so very interesting, but instead the film expects us to care about Dulquer and his boring character. Still worth watching though, mostly for the Irrfan of it.Continue reading
Hey, this episode is about why I decided not to go over to my apartment this weekend and instead stay at their place! It’s not the leaving, it’s the coming back, all those little micro-adjustments. And I’m just talking about an hour of adjustment following two days away, this episode is about the whole messy return after 6 months apart. Blech!Continue reading
I avoided this episode, because I was afraid it would be too painful. But then the interesting thing is, it ended up being sadder because it was without pain. This relationship has a door that is so firmly shut, there isn’t even pain any more. It’s just over, and that is sad. (Little Things review index here)Continue reading
And the differences and distances keep coming! This episode and the next are structured differently, instead of cutting back and forth, we are seeing things solely from the perspective of one part of our separated couple, the other half only appearing in brief phone calls. (Little Things review index here)Continue reading
This was brave, the whole season is set up around their long distance, and we get past the whole thing in one episode. But then, it’s a show about relationships, we don’t need to see them apart, we need to see the good-bye and the re-entry.Continue reading
Boy, that headline doesn’t make you want to watch the episode, does it? But it’s a good sad. A healthy sad. And the kind of sad we don’t usually see in art, normal every day non-tragic sad. Which is part of why it is sad, that you don’t feel like you have the right to these emotions. (Little Things review index here)Continue reading
Okay, season 2 was twice as good as season 1, and season 3 looks to be doubling in quality again. This episode is so lovely and loving and scary.Continue reading
This is a pleasant episode, but doesn’t quite give the Big Thoughts that the other episodes this season did. It’s a throwback to last season, and is almost consciously a throwback, especially to the very first episode. Kind of taking a breath before we hit the finale. (full index of Little Things reviews here)Continue reading
Another fabulous episode! Really, this season is so good. I wish more of you were watching it. It’s happy, it’s beautiful, it makes you think about relationship stuff and life stuff and interesting things. Emily and I are loving it, the rest of you should try! (Little Things index here)Continue reading
Such a brilliant final episode! Pulls into focus everything from the last 4 episodes, and makes you go “ooooooo! I see what you did there!” And also, retroactively, turns Mithila into the lead character. Which is especially interesting since Dhruv Sehgal wrote the show, and plays the other character. But turns out, his character isn’t that great and Mithila is the important one! Oh, and also we get a flashback to how they met. (index of all Little Things reviews here)Continue reading
I’ve been thinking I need to do more streaming series reviews, so I sat down all ready to finally watch Family Man on Prime, deep and complex and clever and critically acclaimed, deserving of lengthy in depth reviews and discussion. And I just can’t do it. So instead, I went the total opposite direction and started Little Things on Netflix. Cozy, happy, uncomplicated, 15 minute episodes. Awwww. It’s like having a little piece of chocolate instead of a full meal. (index of all Little Things reviews here)Continue reading
I already put up my No Spoilers review which was just a wee bit cynical and unsympathetic. Versus this review which is a lot bit cynical and unsympathetic. If you want to watch the film, you should probably read that review. Not because this review has spoilers, the joy of it is in the songs and the beautiful cinematography and the line delivery by Irrfan, not in any details of the plot. But because I am just the entsy-ist bit mean and sort of tie this movie into the entire problem of class/gender oppression in the world.
I am a bit over the “greatest tragedy in the world is a wealthy upper class man who just wants to be an artist” film trope. Which was probably clear from the title if this post. Indian, American, French, Norwegian, it’s all the same thing, and I am SICK OF IT. Good lord, just count your blessings and get over yourself.