On #Reign, Rape And Sexual Assault As Plot Device

Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of rape and sexual assault.

Let me start by saying that Reign is a great show. I started watching during the break between seasons one and two and haven’t turned back since. In a lot of ways, Reign is typical CW fare, pretty people’s pretty problems, but in others, it’s a very progressive and feminist look (even if wildly historically inaccurate) at the life of one of history’s most notorious and fascinating women. Continue reading On #Reign, Rape And Sexual Assault As Plot Device

Is Z Nation Worth Your Time? Short Answer: Yes

It takes guts to run a zombie show in the era of the high-concept, high-budget Walking Dead. But Z Nation from Syfy does it the only way it can be done: it’s a run and gun, campy, yell-at-the screen show that doesn’t take itself seriously. Continue reading Is Z Nation Worth Your Time? Short Answer: Yes

Race, Racism and Mental Health: A Look At #OITNB’s Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren

I’m pretty convinced Suzanne Warren’s mother is racist. Unintentionally so, but to detrimental effect. Continue reading Race, Racism and Mental Health: A Look At #OITNB’s Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren

Join the Binge Watch!

“You young kids, you can’t wait for a new season. You have to watch every episode at once. You have no patience!” This was my mother, scolding me for watching the entire first season of Orange is the New Black in under a week. When I pointed out that if streaming services had been around when she was almost-30, she would have done the exact same thing, her response was, “Are you kidding me? Of course I would!” Continue reading Join the Binge Watch!

Remedies for Loneliness

I’ve been spending a lot of alone time lately, partly by choice and partly involuntarily. I suppose I can blame it on the recent chaos that’s occurred in my life, or maybe to the summertime sadness I’ve developed, a la Lana Del Rey (also, damn you Lana). But as I slowly try to get myself out of this slump, I’ve been trying different things to remedy the onset of loneliness — in healthy ways, of course.

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