There are series and TV movies that perfectly encapsulate the Christmas spirit with its cheerful jingle bells, its outpouring of sweet feelings and its fluffy snow that never pinches the faces of the protagonists in the form of sleet.
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We look at these bluettes with misty eyes, wanting to get out of Montreal and open a spruce farm in a pretty town outside of Vermont where a person from our high school lives who now works in a manual trade.
There is the same type of television series that smells of sea salt, skin that tans in the sun and the shore lights up on the beach. Is about The summer I got pretty, The Summer I Got Pretty, in French, offered on the Amazon Prime Video service. And it’s very good, in this very specific genre of learning story, where everything changes during a sunny summer.
From the very first episode, we’ve been itching to reserve an overpriced cedar-shingle house on Nantucket, Ogunquit, or Cape Cod. The summer I got prettywhich is derived from the novels written by Jenny Han (To all the boys I’ve loved), takes place in a lavish summer residence at a fictional seaside resort on the East Coast of the United States. Think of Martha’s Vineyard more than Old Orchard Beach.
This beautiful castle filled with fresh flowers is owned by the wealthy Fisher family from Boston. The Fishers have always spent their summers, idyllic of course, on the beach with the Conklin family. The Fisher mother, the painter Susannah, has known the Conklin mother, the writer Laurel, since college, and her four children grew up together between games of Marco Polo in the inground pool.
The long vacations at sea are similar to those in which the heroine, Belly, celebrates her 16th birthday. As in a Britney Spears song, Belly is no longer a girl, but neither is she a woman. Susannah’s two children (reminder: she’s the bohemian painter who owns the opulent house) are now looking at Belly with different eyes, and that’s what Belly wants: to shed the image of her as a naive girl with glasses and pins. .
Belly begins a summer of flirtations, love triangles and the first frozen pomegranate margaritas. It’s a classic cliché, borderline. The first two episodes (of a total of seven) appear in candy pink, very magazine. vanity fair in the New England aesthetic, but wait. This multi-generational story takes on depth, especially in the exploration of the complex friendship between the two different mothers, who have various droppings on their hearts.
There are simmering tensions between adults, fights between teens and adults, and conflicts between teens themselves.
The summer I got pretty addresses current issues such as racism, social class privileges and sexual diversity without falling into primary didacticism.
It is brought with naturalness and benevolence. And the tone remains light with everything that comes with a series of young people living their best beach life on Instagram: black and white movies at the cineparc, parties ukulele on the beach, jeep rides with bubbling pop music, plenty of acoustic Taylor Swift tunes, and midnight full moon baths.
Adult viewers will swoon more over the Fishers’ beautiful kitchen, always gleefully messy and elegant and full of dishes surely made by a Provincetown potter.
Parents in this type of program always inherit the thankless role of moral guardians. Not in The summer I got pretty. The two mothers of generation X, without falling into irresponsibility, pamper themselves with jellies at jar and wine. And the mothers forage in the beach bars where there are worn surfboards and buoys ancient hanging on the walls.
Oh yes, the series also contains a debutante ball and country club plotline which is very dirty Dancing.
Belly will join the cohort of teenagers who want to enter society with white gloves that reach their elbows. Very Bridgertonall that.
The summer that begins promises to be crucial both for Belly and for those around him, who do not suspect that this age of innocence is coming to an end. No whistleblower, rest assured.
Perhaps The summer I got pretty What is the best series in the world? No. Do you look good while having an iced tea or a glass of Sancerre? Absolutely. Long live the summer and its gentle wind of freedom. start the song here It is true by Tam Impala. Or not, you choose!
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