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What I'm Watching on #Netflix

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This week's picks from Netflix Instant Watch:

TV Show:
My Princess is another Korean language drama. It's a safe bet that I am hooked on these soap operas. While not as a compelling as Boys Over Flowers, this TV show about a regular college girl who discovers she is a princess is still winning. The lead actress reminds me of a young Julia Roberts. She is charming, funny, feisty, and all sweetheart.

Why Did I Get Married Too? is the sequel to Tyler Perry's treatise on black marriage. There's the requisite drama, cheating, and abuse (apparently there are no good marriages in Black America). Still, this movie is an improvement on its predecessor. Mr. Perry steps up his film-making by fleshing out flat stereotypical characters and putting some meat on their bones. Janet Jackson is a revelation as a wife coming unhinged. It was a relief to see her trademark smile at the end. The takeaways: any problem in a marriage can be fixed as long as you are willing to forgive. It's an oversimplified message, but I get the point.


Quiana said...

I was just thinking about how I never saw Why Did I Get Married Too but I did see the first one. I had heard so much negativity about it but I still want to see it. I'll check it out! Thanks for the reminder!

Krissy said...

I thought both movies were pretty good. I did however think the second was better. Janet did a really good job on the second film.

You and your korean shows! Lol!

Alicia said...

I love "Why Did I Get Married Too?" I thought TP did a great job of showing the characters in a different light and showing that there are different dimensions to the characters.

Alexia said...

Now that we have Internet back can't wait to watch those Korean soaps. Especially when our beloved AMC and OLTL go off the air!

And agreed on WDIGM2. Perry's characters can often be simple and one-note but I agree the Janet character was very fleshed out. Probably because she brought her own experiences to the role. I'm just always waiting for him to make an unstereotypical black person. Though I LOVE me some Madea!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I hated her being so bitter in the movie. Especially with her husband dying and her appearing to find love at the end. Overall it was cool.

keyalus said...

I must be alone in thinking the first WDIGM movie was good and the second was horrible! Tasha Smith's character was WAY too loud. It was like she did 10X what she did in the first film and that was 10X too much. I hated Janet's character in this one too. I thought she was dead wrong for cutting him out of the profits of the book. Maybe because I disagreed with her so much I found her whole storyline ridiculous. Ugh!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Never heard of the Princess! Sounds interesting. The WDIGM2 wasn't my fav sequel. Like really why did it have to end like that?!

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Kim said...

I love your commentary on your nettflix choices. I wonder if Tyler Perry is right about black marriages or if he's just stained by his own personal experiences. I'm not sure what I think of him. I saw him on Oprah, talking about his childhood sexual abuse and it made me very sad for him.

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