A/V Brew: Wine, Popcorn, & Stream – May Edition

Pop Culture Uncovered

As the stay at home orders stretch into the 3rd month, I wanted to discuss some content I have watched in recent months. One thing most of these shows have in common is that I consumed them the day I started watching them.


The Bonfire of Destiny (Le Bazar de la Charité) is a period drama set in Paris in 1897. A fire at a charity bizarre upends the lives of three society women and their families. The storylines touch on survivor guilt, classism, corruption, adultery, and how differently grief is handled. One of the storylines is downright insane; I loved every minute of it. The fire portrayed in the first episode is based on a real event that killed 126 people; the rest of the plot is fictionalized. The cinematography is stunning, the costumes design perfection. If there was one thing that might be off-putting is the…

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