Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on AJ+, Vox, Splinter, Los Angeles Magazine, and Austin Monthly.

Christian Serratos as Selena

Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’ protects the story of Selena’s legacy

It delivers audiences a two-dimensional understanding of the early life of the Queen of Tejano music.

On Dec 4, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix's Never Have I Ever

Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ is a delightful teen ‘traumedy’

The series, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, follows an Indian-American teen coping after her father's death.

On Apr 27, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Tigertail Review

Netflix’s ‘Tigertail’ is an emotional intergenerational film about diaspora and regret

In Alan Yang's moving film, a Taiwanese man looks back on his life.

On Apr 10, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix Feel Good Review

Netflix’s ‘Feel Good’ is a bingeable dark comedy about addiction and love

The series stars Canadian comedian Mae Martin.

On Mar 19, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix - The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez Review

Netflix’s ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ seeks justice for L.A.’s child abuse victims

This doc explores the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, and the systems that failed him.

On Mar 2, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix I Am Not Okay With This review

Netflix’s ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ is a thrill-chasing slow burn that combines the platform’s greatest hits

It's from the producers of 'Stranger Things'

On Feb 26, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix's 'Gentefied'

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ is actually made for people of color

The series explores a family's challenges with gentrification in a changing L.A. neighborhood.

On Feb 24, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Scene from 37 Seconds accompanying Netflix eview

Netflix’s ’37 Seconds’ is a beautiful coming-of-age story about a woman with cerebral palsy

People with disabilities deserve greater representation and stories in film and TV. '37 Seconds' is, at the least, a start. 

On Feb 2, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

cringy democrat instagram posts

Which 2020 Democratic candidates post the most cringe?

The corniest of corny posts from the 2020 Democrats.

On Jan 22, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

'holy guacamole, you're going to avo baby' card with 'congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! I hope you like these. Jenny B' inside

Why women are getting mysterious greeting cards from ‘Jenny B.’

It's all part of an obscure scheme.

On Jan 17, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix Until Dawn Review

Review: Netflix’s ‘Until Dawn’ is just watchable enough

A haunted house of comedians try to outwit one another, but muster little more than background entertainment.

On Jan 13, 2020 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix Singapore Social Cast

Where is the cast of Netflix’s ‘Singapore Social’ now?

Is Tabitha from Netflix's 'Singapore Social' still with Louie? What happened to Vinny and Cristina? Are Sukki and Tim still together?

On Nov 26, 2019 by Samantha Grasso

Netflix Earthquake Bird review

Netflix thriller ‘Earthquake Bird’ can’t solve its own mystery

A thrilling plot can't invigorate the sparkless relationship that leads to the disappearance of a rival flame.

On Nov 18, 2019 by Samantha Grasso

immigrant instagram influencers

Meet the immigrant influencers who want to sell you activism

These young people are rebranding immigration in the name of change and visibility.

On Jan 11, 2019 by Samantha Grasso

Samir Ahmed, who was arrested after helping a drunk neighbor

Black man assists drunk neighbor home, gets arrested

Police are now looking into his arrest.

On Nov 28, 2018 by Samantha Grasso