Stranger Things was nostalgia incarnate, and it worked. Another made-for-streaming show, Good Girls Revolt, was a disaster. What happened?
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a fantastic television series, but there’s a part of the narrative we don’t see: What was happening to Aboriginal Australians in the 1920s.
Every day in the summer, sometimes twice a day, a long, lonely whistle winds its way through the ravine behind my house, followed by a low chuffing. The steam train, on its way to or from town, column of steam rising through the trees. It’s such a familiar sound and sight that even the cats […]
One of the things about growing up in a close-knit community is that I’ve remained in touch with many of my friends from high school (and earlier) over the years, and I see them periodically. At weddings, at the Fourth of July parade, around the community for those of us who live here, and, at […]
We appear beset of late on television with an overload of nostalgia for bygone eras; perhaps I’m wrong and the numbers of nostalgic shows aren’t any higher than they used to be, but it feels like we have a lot more period dramas with ornate costuming and whiffs of longing for the past than we […]