THIS FAT OLD LADY HAS BEEN NETFLIXING

I tried After Life and only got about 15 minutes into the first episode before deciding I’m taking a hard pass on this one.

Ricky Gervais is a known fat hater, fat phobic, whatever you want to call him.

He used to be fat and he isn’t now (pin a rose on him).

Don’t know if his fat hatred is from his self-hatred of his fat body or he’s just a general fat hater.

Don’t really care at this point.  I’m over it, and he should get over it too.

I could possibly deal with After Life if his nasty attacks weren’t almost totally fat based.

Again.  Hard pass.

On the upside –

DERRY GIRLS!

I should rewatch this about 50 more times to make sure that I understand what the girls are saying because the accents are thick and flying fast.

About a teen going to Catholic school and living in Londonderry, and her friends.

Charming and funny and a firm reminder of all the stupid shit we all do when we are young.  And it is worth watching if only for the performance by Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael, the headmistress of the school.  She is hilarious.  And when they make a musical of this show, I want that part!

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Now I’m working through Good Girls.

I like the premise – a lot.

Women taking care of business for themselves.  They played by the rules and men (or the man) just kept f*cking them over; so now, they are trying out a new set of rules.

I just get tired of shows where the complications are from stupid shit being done by people who should know better; and the somewhat forced message that crime doesn’t pay (even though it clearly can); but for now I’m hanging in there, and we’ll see.

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Any suggestions for my future viewing pleasure?

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