HARLEM - Now streaming on Amazon. No Spoilers.
Characters: Ca-yute (Read: Cute)
Color Scheme: Ca-yute
Enjoying the lesson of the day = theme mechanism. Hoping it stays and isn't just used in the pilot.
TRUE STORY: A lesson on subcharacters. #SpoilerAlert
Every subcharacter should be helping or hindering the protagonist from reaching their goal. If a character is not doing the above, they will be the first on the chopping block during development.
BOOGIE - On-the-nose dialogue, a few illogical plot points to reach the goal, and a not so tidy resolution, but I enjoyed learning about the Chinese-American experience and Taylour Paige was surprisingly charming.
THE WONDER YEARS: Cayyyuuttee! What great family programming. If you're looking for something to watch with the kiddos that tackle themes that'll open great conversations with your little ones, this is it.
PASSING: I was multitasking when the film was on, so I won't provide an analysis of the structure. I'll need to rewatch for that.
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: Let's discuss things you should notice as a writer if you understand story structure. #SpoilerAlert
FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: How did this one become my favorite??? It feels the most like Marvel. Quick scenes with action and heart. In the pilot, I immediately invested in and related to two characters I couldn't care less about.
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: A lesson on setups and payoffs.
CRUELLA: I enjoyed the origin story as THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets rock n roll. I loved the inclusion of dogs (though I wish they weren't CGI) and it was great to see Anita and Roger before they become the married couple with the hundreds of Dalmatians.