NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Kirkus Reviews (by David Rapp).
Watch for our in-depth columns on The Last Thing He Told Me, an Apple TV+ limited series based on the bestselling novel by Laura Dave and starring Jennifer Garner (premiering April 7 on Apple TV+), and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret., a theatrical film based on Judy Blume’s classic children’s book (premiering April 28). In the meantime, here are four new series heading to small screens in April:
April 7: Tiny Beautiful Things (series premiere, Hulu)
Cheryl Strayed is best known for her bestselling, Kirkus-starred 2012 memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, about a three-month hike she undertook in California and Oregon. This new series is based on her 2012 collection of “Dear Sugar” advice columns for the online magazine The Rumpus, which she wrote anonymously. In her answers, she frequently provided personal anecdotes to illustrate her points; our reviewer noted that “her verbose self-reflection projects understanding and sympathy.” The show, on which Strayed is an executive producer, uses the book as a springboard to tell the story of fictional advice columnist Clare Pierce (played by the always-entertaining Kathryn Hahn), who struggles with marriage and career woes even as she helps strangers with her thoughtful, pseudonymous counseling. It’s an offbeat way to adapt a nonfiction work, and Hahn’s considerable skill with both comedy and drama are sure to make the show worth a watch.
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