- By AC Remler
- Photo Courtesy of Netflix
A buzz-worthy new Netflix series, “Firefly Lane,” follows the dramatic ups and downs of a 30-year friendship between polar opposite BFFs navigating life together. Since it dropped Feb. 3, it has been jerking tears across America. Tully Hart, starring Katherine Heigl (who also exec produces), is a famous network talk show host with a sad childhood. Driven and glamorous, nothing gets in Tully’s way, not even when her past threatens to bring her down. #savage Kate Mularkey, starring Sarah Chalke, is a former news producer turned housewife. In comparison to Tully’s fiery, colorful persona, it’s like Kate has been blanched in bleach. But she’s also kind, smart and accommodating… to a fault. #milquetoast The two girls meet at 14 and form an unlikely bond that carries them through adulthood. The 10-episode series dips in and out of decades, from the ‘70s to early ‘00s that gradually pieces together the memories and formidable moments of their lives. And when Johnny Ryan (played by Ben Lawson) enters their lives, a new dynamic takes over and creates unexpected ripples in their friendship. Based on the 500-page novel by Kristin Hannah, “Firefly Lane” has been gripping fans across the country. Character development and great acting help elevate the series beyond soap opera fodder. Given seasons one’s cliffhangers, it seems likely we’ll see more secrets revealed as their relationship, in all its complexity, marches onward.
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