What I’m Watching: May Edition

Mosquito Coast (Apple TV) (through two episodes)-Based on a novel in the 1980s that was adapted into a Peter Weir film starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, and river Phoenix. The protagonist, Allie, was inspired by novelist Paul Thoreaux’s self-reliant father (who would often take his kids dumpster diving) along with American cult leaders like Jim Jones and Joseph Smith (father of Mormonism) who wanted to take what they viewed as the…