The In Between

Starring: Joey King, Kyle Allen, Celeste O’Connor, John Ortiz, and Kim Dickens. Directed By: Arie Posion Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: A teenager (King) wakes up in a hospital room to find out that she survived and her boyfriend (Allen) did not. Soon after, she believes he is trying to contact her from the afterlife, and we get to explore their relationship through a heavy use of flashbacks. What Works: I do want Joey King to be offered the kind of roles befitting her talent. She was so good in Hulu’s limited … Continue reading The In Between

The Fallout

Starring: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, Will Ropp, Miles Fitch, John Ortiz, Julie Bowen, and Shailene Woodley. Directed By: Megan Park Where I Watched It: HBO MAX English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Vada (Ortega) is your average high schooler, with a normal life, whose life is forever changed when a fellow classmate walks into her school with a gun and opens fire. While the movie spends most of the time not during this incident, the given plot description is vague enough that you might think its about teen suicide or something. So, you’ve been warned about the actual content … Continue reading The Fallout

Promised Land (Pilot)

Starring: John Ortiz (and I suppose Bellamy Young?) Where I Watched it: Hulu (though it originally airs on ABC) English Audio Description Available? So far, yes. The Plot: Centers around a Latinx family that owns a winery, and has done rather well for themselves… but dark secrets abound. What Works: So, there’s a natural desire to jump up and down about John Ortiz finally getting to lead his own…something. He’s worked so hard in supporting character roles for years, I want this to work for him. I’m also a fan of Bellamy Young. I’m not familiar with the rest of … Continue reading Promised Land (Pilot)