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TV Chat #12 – Lupin, Never Have I Ever, To All The Boys…, Next in Fashion, and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

So I've been watching a lot of TV in between meals and writing and reading…


My husband and I watched Lupin together in the evenings and really loved it. I love a good heist, so this show fell squarely into my wheelhouse. The only problem was that it ended too soon! We finished the first season and then we were crushed when there were no more because it ended on quite the cliffhanger. I'm hoping the next season will be out soon.


I didn't expect to like Never Have I Ever after the first episode. The main character, Devi, is a real pain in the ass with a wild temper and it does not make her very likable. BUT I had a feeling that this was her fatal flaw and it would be worked on over the course of the show. It was. She became a lot more likable as the season progressed and I couldn't stop watching. I'm looking forward to another season of this too.



I watched To All The Boys… P.S. I Still Love You and To All The Boys… Always and Forever back to back over a couple of lunch days. These were just as charming and fun as the first movie. I love Lara Jean and her multicultural friends and family. This is how I see the United States, full of promise from everyone, you know? Anyway, the trip to New York was the only unbelievable thing about these movies. Not that I don't believe all of that can happen, but that you bring kids to the Big Apple and just set them loose. There must be a lawsuit in there somewhere. Lol.


As a long-time Project Runway watcher, I decided to give Next in Fashion a chance because I love a good fashion design challenge show. This was a fun one. They paired people up for the first half of the challenges and that added a little more depth to the designers. All in all, I was really happy with the winner, too. And Alexa Chung and Tan France were funny and sweet and knowledgable. I hear that Netflix won't be doing another season, so if you want to watch it and enjoy it for what it is, you can and not feel obligated to watch any more.


WARNING! Only watch this show if you have a big bowl of pasta AT THE READY or you will regret it like I did. In all seriousness, I love travel and food shows like Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. I miss Anthony Bourdain a whole lot, and no one will ever replace him. But Stanley Tucci in Italy is not to be missed. He's Italian on both sides, speaks some Italian too, and really has a love for all things Italian, including the history and the food. My husband and I are convinced that we will retire to Italy someday. Nothing will make us happier. This show only has 3 episodes so far, probably because of the pandemic. But I'm hoping for a lot more as he travels all the regions and we learn about the food and history as he does. This one is a highly recommend!

S. J. Pajonas