Young Sheldon (2017-)

Sheldon Cooper was such an endearing character that a spin-off show was created to describe his youth, and does so very well.

He had often mentioned his family and we got to meet them in the parent show, but seeing him be raised and how beautifully they manage a variety of issues while infusing the proceedings with comedy is a delight to watch!

Ian Armitage is a very talented actor and is supported well by the other cast, all of whom add colour and purpose to his life.

If you’re a fan of Sheldon Cooper, you will love this well written and brilliantly acted show!

The boys in the band (2020)

Based on a Tony award winning play, the ensemble cast recreates the feeling of watching a performance in a theatre on film.

The cast create magic with their characters. Having seen these men in other shows and movies, the audience wants to relate to something different and new, which they provide effortlessly with their acting prowess.

Set in 1968 New York, they live in a different world than we do now, which asks that they not be their true authentic selves.

Brilliant message and portrayal!

3.5/5

Hollywood miniseries (2020)

A seven episode miniseries created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan covers the dreams, rejections, aspirations, failures, truths, lies and the cost of fame in Hollywood.

The sub-plots culminate into a climax that shows everyone’s journeys, emotionally, mentally and physically. While the picture that’s painted is very ideal, it speaks of how life could have been in the 50s.

Rock Hudson’s not so secret life, the politics present in movie studios, business fronts and wild parties are all connected in a web of the dual lives that everyone seems to lead.

David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jake Picking, Jeremy Pope, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving and Patti LuPone show us shades and nuances that reveal a new layer in every episode.

Performances are exceptional across the ensemble cast, but the one that sticks in your memory is by Jim Parsons. He will send shivers up your spine with his character.

A riveting watch with production values that recreate the period perfectly, it gives you everything you could want in a tv series!

Home (2015)

If you are a fan of Sheldon from ‘Big Bang Theory’ you will enjoy the film. The world created in ‘home’ is of a passive herd race of ‘boovs’ which have come from another planet to earth. They have made it their home in the friendliest, non-aggressive manner possible.

The adventures of a girl trying to find her mother in a car powered by an ‘alternate’ energy source, accompanied by a menace boov who speaks brilliantly incorrect English (as do the rest of them), evokes some laughs. Rihanna’s songs keep flitting in and out without much impact. Jennifer Lopez has a blink and miss voice and Steve Martin provides the remaining laughs.

What is the purpose of your face?

2.5/5