Someone I know who works in the film industry once told me that if a movie or TV show doesn’t grab you in the first ten minutes, it probably will not grab you at all. Recently, a number of Netflix and Amazon originals that have been listed among the most popular programs for streaming have not grabbed me. After watching a couple episodes of such series as Bridgerton and Firefly Lane, I was not left wanting more. Both are quality productions, the casting is terrific, but the stories are not innovative. Their themes remind me of the the paperback romance novels that were popular from the 1950s through the 1970s. Harlequin books come to mind. Barbara Cartland comes to mind, as well.