TV Review: Little Fires Everywhere (Amazon Prime) – Miniseries

Adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by Celeste Ng and created by Liz Tigelaar, Little Fires Everywhere is set in 1990s Shaker Heights where everything is planned and everybody plays by the rules. Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) embodies this spirit more than most, but when Mia (Kerry Washington), an enigmatic artist and single mother who’s always on the move, arrives with her daughter, Pearl (Lexi Underwood), their idyllic bubble bursts. As Mia rents a house from the Richardsons and begins working in their home, all four Richardson children – Lexie (Jade Pettyjohn), Izzy (Megan Stott), Moody (Gavin Lewis) and Trip (Jordan Elsass) – are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community, as Elena becomes determined to uncover her secrets.

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TV Review: The Act (Amazon Prime) – Miniseries

Created by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and currently streaming on Amazon Prime‘s StarzPlay channel (which you can currently get for 99p for three months), The Act is based on the true story of Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King) and her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Gypsy has been told her whole life that she is critically ill and wheelchair-bound, but soon begins to realise that her mother, who is suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, has been lying to her. Eager to gain her independence and escape the toxic relationship with her mother, Gypsy opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to her mother’s murder.

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25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Romance Advent

To follow on from 25 Days of Christmas advents for families and for toddlers, here’s another list for all you romantics out there. There are enough Hallmark movies on TV to keep you entertained all day and every day with channels such as True Christmas and Channel 5, but if you want something different, here’s the best of what’s to offer on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky Cinema and NowTV over the following month (December 2018).

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12 Days of Christmas 2018 – Advent For Toddlers

Following on from my 25 Days Of Christmas Advent For Families, I also wanted to make a list of Christmas films that are more suitable for toddlers. My boy is 22 months old and is starting to get an idea of what Christmas is about, so I’m planning on watching a Christmas film with him every day so that I can teach him more about Santa and the festive season.

Sadly, if you’re avoiding TV specials of Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol because you watch enough of them already, there really aren’t that many films out there that are made especially for younger audiences. So here’s a short list of what’s available on TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky Cinema and NowTV over the following month (December 2018), showcasing the best Christmas films for toddlers for those who are looking for simpler animations to teach your little ones about the magic of Christmas.

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25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Advent For Families

Now that it’s December, we’re finally allowed to start watching some Christmas films! Hooray! So to help you decide what festive classic to stick on over the next 25 days, here’s my guide of what films are on TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky Cinema and NowTV, over the different streaming services this month (December 2018).

I’ve tried to keep this guide family friendly, but there just aren’t enough decent Christmas films out there (let alone being aired on TV or available to stream online), so I have also made a separate guide for toddlers and younger families as some of the films below have some adult comedy. But here’s the best of the bunch, from children’s animations to family comedies and a few Christmas classics, all aimed to get you in the festive mood with your loved ones.

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