One of the show’s greatest tricks is avoiding the bloat and pacing issues that plague most of the other series on Netflix, but early on, it’s hard not to want to make Sabrina’s choice between the magical and non-magical world for her.
I end the newsletter today with another review. This time for HBO’s TV biopic My Dinner With Hervé by Alan Sepinwall at Rolling Stone:
The movie starts out viewing him the way the world treated Villechaize: as an object of curiosity or amusement. Danny’s editor’s final instruction: “Oh, and the dwarf piece? Make it funny.” We hear Dinklage doing an impression of Hervé’s high-pitched, nigh-indecipherable French accent(*), and see his hands and other body parts in motion before we are allowed a good, long look at his smirking face. He is putting on a show for Danny from the start — he carries around a gilded knife like the one Nick Nack wielded, using it as both weapon and utensil. He enjoys having someone pay attention to him and his story for the first time in a long time.
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