‘P.S. I Still Love You’: Shallow but Sweet

The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's bestselling YA book To All The Boys I've Loved Before premiered in the summer of 2018 to warm reviews and enthusiastic support from fans online. It was the first in a mainstream awakening of Asian-led romcoms, followed closely by critical and commercial successes Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and fellow…

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HSM: The Musical: The Series – The Start of Something New

In 2006, a Disney Channel movie called High School Musical debuted on the small screens across the United States. An athletic boy named Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) meets a brainiac girl named Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) while singing karaoke in a ski lodge, and they coincidentally go to the same school. They audition for the…

Review: ‘Spin The Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim

‪“Project Runway meets Mulan.”‬ ‪That is not only an attractive pitch for the young adult fantasy novel Spin The Dawn; it is also an accurate comparison. Still, it just scratches the surface of the novel, which abounds with magic, palace intrigue, adventure and romance.‬ ‪Written by Elizabeth Lim, Spin The Dawn is the first book…

Raising Dion: A Show Worth The Wait

Announced almost two years ago and based on the comic created by Dennis Liu, ‘Raising Dion’ has been in the works over at Netflix for quite some time. So long (and with so little news), in fact, that potential viewers began to wonder—where's Dion? Well, the wait is over, and I am happy to say…

Tall Girl: A Symptom of the Problem with the Coming-of-Age Genre

‪Over the past few years, there’s been an influx of horrible coming-of-age films, especially ones made by Netflix. At first, it was almost entertaining watching these deeply flawed movies, but there’s only so much Sierra Burgess and The Perfect Date one can take. In fact, the consistent mix of terrible writing, under-developed characters and bland protagonists has almost convinced me that Netflix makes awful coming-of-age films on purpose.‬ ‪ Their most recent release is Tall Girl, the story of 16-year-old…