Molly Parker

Swingtown: The Complete First Season

December 24th, 2010 by Wayward Muse

This show is real—in a sweet, lighthearted way. Swingtown is full of the exhilarating optimism of a time when everything was changing, and anything seemed possible. Shown not through the cynical, ironic gaze of hindsight, that pastes on labels like the “me generation,” but with all the sincerity of a time when “consciousness-raising” was a revolutionary act, and we really did still believe at a core level that “love would find a way!” It was such a treat to revisit the giddy optimism and innocence of that time. Read More…

Suspicious River

December 18th, 2010 by Wayward Muse

A perfect example of “traumatic reenactment,” Suspicious River might confuse those who have no familiarity with the concept, but it is not far-fetched. The Netflix synopsis is uncharacteristically accurate and complete. What is left for the viewer to discover is the story-behind-the story. Read More…

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