Oh, dearies, it was another week of fuckery in the world. Between Rolling Stone throwing a source under the bus when inconsistencies rose in her story (cue gloating from the “false accusations!!1!” crowd), a misguided storyline on The Newsroom, and the usual assortment of random awfulness, it’s hard to see the good news. Of which there’s a little bit, partially in the form of Legos. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny
Friends, with the wind chill, it is currently -40° where I live, as I type this. Notice I didn’t put F or C next to that temperature. It’s so cold that Fahrenheit and Celsius have met on a spot so low on the thermometer, it’s ridic that it even exists.
Earlier this summer, I revisited Sports Night on Netflix Instant. This was my third pass with the series. I watched its original ABC broadcast when I was in high school, then the show was syndicated on Comedy Central during my first year of college. Sports Night was hamstrung by poor ratings. However, I was a big fan. The friendship between executive producer Dana Whitaker (Felicity Huffman) and senior associate producer Natalie Hurley (Sabrina Lloyd) resonated with me especially. Read More Female Friendship on Sports Night
Forgive me for being a day late and a dollar short on my own idea, but here is the promised post on the pilot of one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. The West Wing made politicians of both parties look like heroes and patriots in a time when we believed our politicians could be neither. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing: Pilot