Screened: I Love Dick (Amazon Prime Original Series)

Odd                                                       Humorous                                                 Alluring

Season 1 Pilot

When I first scrolled through to see what to screen for my Screened addition blog post I hopped onto Amazon Prime as they have some killer Originals. The first thing I see is a bullet like lipstick case with a smeared streak of lipstick running across the screen and, the title ” I Love Dick.” Naturally, I was curious to see what the show was actually about. I didn’t read the description or reviews, I just pressed play. From the moment the show began I knew it was going to be a bit strange but, I found it alluring and continued to watch. As this middle aged couple made their way to Texas you could feel the underline tension of their relationship beginning to unravel. After we ( the audience) meets Dick his character is cunning and, abrasive. The letters written to Dick are out of spite but, also a release from the sexual frustration of the female main character. Dear Dick…..

The humor is not misplaced in this psychedelic and odd portrayal of each letter and, how the female main character interprets each encounter with Dick. The Director and filmmaker work well to capture an elusive reality within each scene.

 

Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,

allie

 


 

Screened- The Handmaid’s Tale

I am back, screening some new T.V. series’

I am a little late with The Handmaid’s Tale but, I wanted to make sure I had a good grasp on the series before I posted about it.

First Thoughts:

I was a little confused at the beginning because of all of the advertisements I had seen I thought this was taking place in a different time periods. Then, I quickly recognized what was happening and, was in a bit of shock. Although, it is unlikely that our society would ever go to this extreme I have to say it was a bit eerie. It was like taking a complete step back in time especially for women. The thought that this could happen kind of leaves you with an unsettling after taste from the first episode.

Characters:

Developed quite well I understand each character and, their development in the story line. The main actress Elisabeth Moss known as Offred in the show is terrific. They have her doing voice overs and, it is completely fitting with Offred’s character. I am interested to learn more of the story behind the eye and, the couple Offred is supposed to have a baby for.

Music:

Leaves you with a smile on your face when the outro music is defiant.

Movie:

Did not realize that this series’ is based off of a 1990 movie.  I would be interested in watching the movie to do a comparison but, I do not want to spoil the series’ for myself.

Unraveling Story Line:

I like that we have no idea what has happened to Offred to start off with. The slow unraveling of how she got to where she starts is perfect. It leaves you wanting more and, gives her character a creative edge.

Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Recommendation: I highly recommend this series’ but, you are forewarned it’s a bit eerie.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie