Who knew Blockbuster was such a touchstone for a generation? Thomas J. Wortham figured something beautiful out here.
What I didn't like
As entertaining as the Narrator can be as he takes us through the years in what amounts to three acts, he doesn’t come back in the end – this lack of a bookend makes us wonder whether his role has been completely thought out. Also the references to a certain streaming service ‘always listening’ distracts from the atmosphere that’s been crafted by the writing and the actors.
My overall impression
This show crept up on me, stole my heart and left me nostalgic for times I haven’t thought about in years. The performances are solid with standout work from Aidan Rees and Kristin Morris who portray sisters with a vulnerability that steers clear of melodrama.