While Big Little Lies has executed one of the most empathetic and nuanced portrayals of sexual trauma, its poor grasp on racial dynamics leaves much to be desired.
“Forget “strong female character.” Aim for: “Woman or girl with agency.” One who makes decisions, affects the story, pushes the plot.” – Chuck Wendig I came across this excellent quote … Continue reading Flipping The Script Upside Down: Women And Girls With Agency In Stranger Things Season Three
★ ★ ★ ★ “If you enjoy a bit of tongue in cheek humour, this special keeps the tongue securely clamped down.” Netflix has slapped down a thirty-two-minute-long special in which … Continue reading REVIEW: “Short, Sweet and Deliciously Hammy” – Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein
An exhale. That is what the inexplicable fourth episode of Black Mirror’s third season starts with, released dreamily as the heady rush of an ocean at night cascades into view. … Continue reading San Junipero: On Seeing Yourself, Loving Someone Else, and Letting Go
Over the weekend, we received our first real glimpse of Hulu’s upcoming limited series based on John Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska. In the heavily color graded, minute long … Continue reading ‘Looking for Alaska’ Preview: Who is the Adaptation for in 2019?
There are communities on Twitter for almost any interest or hobby, and ‘Stan Twitter’ is a part of the site’s foundation. For every person tweeting pictures of their cat, there’s … Continue reading The Online World of Shipping, and How Gay Teens Are Curating Their Own Media
While films will always have my heart, this year we have been blessed with small screen stories which are original, affecting and often topical. With so many incredible shows to … Continue reading Best Of 2019 So Far – Hannah Holway
When a show comes out that’s created by a woman, stars women, and is to its core about women, it’s hard not to be excited. When those women are Lisa … Continue reading Why Netflix Shouldn’t Have Cancelled ‘Tuca & Bertie’
When the term “comfort show” is brought up in conversations about TV, what do you think of first? For many people, it’s situational comedies that are easily binge-able – shows … Continue reading Through David and Patrick, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Imagines a Kinder Reality for LGBTQ+ Individuals
★ ★ ★ “Strong, affecting concepts give way for repetition and mostly confusing tones”. Contains spoilers for Season 3 of Black Mirror. The problem with making another season of social … Continue reading REVIEW: “Doesn’t Quite Reach The Previous Levels Of Creativity” – ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 (2019)
As often as I watch (and re-watch) TV, I still never feel like I can catch up with every new show that people are talking about, or even stay completely … Continue reading Best of 2019 So Far – Paige Kiser
Gentleman Jack is one of the most important shows on television right now. Sally Wainwright helms the new addition to BBC and HBO, which follows the historical figure Anne Lister … Continue reading ‘Gentleman Jack’ Season One: Anne Lister and Lesbian Visibility