Sunshine's Weekly Review (X 2) : 2/25/19 - 3/10/19 (TV)
Sunshine’s Weekly Review (Feb 25 - March 10, 2019)
Yes. I know I missed last week’s article. I hope you all can find it in your hearts to forgive me. Check out the latest reviews and as always, feel free to argue with me on Twitter.
True Detective Season 3 (2019)
After a long wait, we get another season of True Detective and it flat out delivers. A decent plot is elevated by an impeccable ensemble, specifically the performances from Ali and Dorff. The season is a slow burn and has its peaks and valleys but ultimately Season 3 is a welcome addition to the series. 8 out of 10.
The Umbrella Academy (2019)
The Umbrella Academy is outlandish, wacky, hilarious, and unbelievably charming. Gerard Way’s comic makes its way to the TV screen and does so in spectacular fashion. The music cues are fantastic and help to perfectly balance the action with emotional character threads culminating with an impressive finale. Klaus and Number 5 are the stars of the show but everyone brings something unique to the table which is one of the many reasons that this show works so well. 10 out of 10
Behind the Curve (2018)
This documentary centers around the world of flat-earthers and gives us insight into their belief system. Though you can’t dispute science, what you can do is figure out how these individuals arrived at their destination. What starts as a documentary about Flat-Earth, really becomes more about how we let people get to the point of disputing the indisputable and what we can do to fix it. 7 out of 10
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Though this film lacks the emotional punch of the first two installments of this trilogy, The Hidden World still puts a nice little bow onto the film franchise that the kids will enjoy. You will still find some laughs but ultimately this film is the weakest of three with less character development and less depth than it’s predecessors. 6 out of 10
Leaving Neverland (2019)
Leaving Neverland is a brutally uncomfortable watch as we get two accounts of child grooming and sexual abuse. The depictions are graphic, heartbreaking, and gutwrenching as the documentary gives these victims a chance to speak out and share their stories of survival as they search for closure. 8 out of 10
(Knowledge is incredibly important in preventing child sexual abuse. Please look into organizations like Darkness to Light to gain education and training in how you can help prevent future instances of abuse.)