Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Review (SPOILERS): Are Male-Female Relationships Inevitably Toxic? This Film Says YES!

Well, this was kind of a downer of a movie! Happy, in that I am glad these stories are being told. Sad, in that BLECH! These stories have so little hope! Anyway, if you don’t feel like being depressed, you can just read my summary and discuss below instead of watching it for yourself.

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Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Review (No Spoilers): An Indian Woman’s Life is Constant Misery and Pain and Compromise

Well, this is a total downer of a movie! The posters and even the title sell it as more fun happy women together sort of thing, it’s more of a “life sucks and then you die, having scratched out one small piece of happiness for yourself” kind of thing. Watch if you want a very well made and well performed version of a woman’s life in modern urban India, don’t watch if you want escapism.

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Discussion Post: Recommend Feel Good Streaming Serieses!

Feeling the need to inject a little more happiness into our “Happiness Place”! So, anything from anywhere that makes you feel good about the world when you watch it. That genre of “look, it’s nice people doing nice thing because the world is good” show that is total pandering to the audience, but also a nice corrective to all the “people are trash” messages we get in other shows.

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Bulbbul Review (No Spoilers): A Dark Fairy Tale that Gives Lie to the Candy-Coated History of India’s Past

Well, Anushka continues her producer mission of ripping off the covers from India’s sins of the past and present. Yet another harrowing painful examination of the patriarchy and the unrelenting torment of being a woman in India. It’s handled delicately, but there is a rape scene. And a scene of terrible male on female violence. Just disturbing stuff. Watch with the lights on during the day, don’t watch at all if you are feeling wobbly.

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Watched Kanan Gill’s Netflix Comedy Special and Curious About His Only Movie? Here is My Review of Noor Which is on Prime!

Well, shoot!  This was not a great movie.  After I spent all that time reading and thinking about the book, the film was just bleh.  Kanan Gill was still amazing, but the rest of it really wasn’t worth it.  Oh, and then the end credits song with Badshah and Diljit was fun too.

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Little Things Season 3 Episode 8: Is This a Break Up or an Engagement? Or Somehow Both and Neither?

This is a very interesting open ending. It could be the end of the whole story for these characters, or the start of their next chapter, and the show leaves it open. Because right now, it is open for them too. (Little Things review index here)

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Kanan Gill is on Netflix! The Perfect Happy Cheerful Thing to Watch Now

Do you like comedy, but don’t like people being mean, talking about sex, or bringing up scary real life stuff? Kanan Gill is the comic for you! I got to see him live because my life is better than yours, and now the same show I saw live has a Netflix special that just released. You should all watch it! It is delightful.

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Little Things Season 3 Episode 6: Messy Re-Entry

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!

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Little Things Season 3 Episode 5: The Moment You Know You Can Never Fully Forgive Your Parents

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)

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Little Things Season 3 Episode 4: Mithila Thinks About Her Paths Not Taken

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)

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Little Things Season 3 Episode 3 Review: Time Apart Flies By, But Then What?

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.

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Little Things Season 3 Episode 2: This is So SAD!

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)

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