After a season full of surprises and heartbreak, Parenthood ends season five with the same theme. Haddie comes home from college with great hair and a girlfriend, Anna Beth Gish makes an appearance as Ryan’s domineering mother, and Joel and Julia hold hands. Oh Parenthood. I don’t even know where to start. Continue reading
After the last few upsetting episodes, this episode settles into a more laid back cat-and-mouse game. It breaks it up a bit nicely that way. By making the characters feel safe, the viewers feel like we are safe. This is a marvelous horror trope: get the crowd relaxed for a good scare when the real shit goes down. Continue reading
That’s NOT how that was supposed to go down.
Fair warning: this edition is on the sad side. Continue reading
[This post contains major spoilers for the three most recent episodes of Hannibal. You've been warned.]
Feeling confused, lost, or in need of guidance? Look not to the stars in the sky, my friends, but to those on your TV and movie screens, and see which of Gina Torres’s many and varied roles should be your inspiration this week. Continue reading
The season finale of Scandal was crammed full of action, wasn’t it? It easily could have been two or three shows, not just one. Well, that’s what happens when real life intervenes. Kerry Washington was pregnant, and Scandal had to shave off several episodes from the end of the season. A lot of events had to get moved up the timeline. And this is something I am willing to make excuses for. There are other things I can’t, though, and I’ll talk about them later. For now, though, onward with the review. Also, trigger warning for child death. Continue reading
So it doesn’t necessarily have to be an “unusual” place but rather, most interesting place, or a place that’s outside the privacy of a bedroom. Because having sex any place outside of the bedroom is probably already an exciting story!
Trolls made me donate more money.
Some schools may be on Passover/spring break this week, but misogyny didn’t take the week off. Instead, we’ve learned that young girls think it’s normal to be sexually harassed, that even women who become CEOs aren’t exempt from harassment, and that we shouldn’t try to earn the same wages as men if we ever want to catch a husband. Sigh. At least there’s a new GoldieBlox ad! With a baby chicken! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading
All hail the purple wedding. Continue reading
Was Robin Hood real? Most evidence (it’s lack) suggests no. He seemed real enough to medieval people. And stories about Robin may have been based on three real medieval outlaws: Hereward the Wake, Eustace the Monk, and Fulk Fitzwarin.
Let’s say, hypothetically, if you live in a state where it’s not illegal to consume marijuana products, you’ve got a little bit extra in your bag, an hour or two with an oven, and a taste for something intoxicating and sweet. Continue reading
A Thousand and One Nights gets a genderswap in Linda Lafferty’s historical novel The Drowning Guard. Set against the intrigue and glittering façade of the Ottoman Empire, it tells the story of Esma Sultan, sister of Sultan Mahmoud II, and one of the most powerful women of his reign. Continue reading