Downton Abbey centres around the upper-class Crawley family and their staff in rural England from 1912 to 1918. This contains some spoilers for Seasons One and Two: I’ve tried to keep them to a minimum.
In the Spring of 2009, Parks and Recreation debuted on NBC. Maybe you heard about it because you liked Amy Poehler from SNL. Maybe you heard that it was kind of like The Office, but without Steve Carrell. Maybe you watched an episode or two but didn’t bother to add it to your TiVo Season Passes. If you haven’t already spring for a HuluPlus subscription just to watch all the episodes in the past month, this love letter should explain why I did and you should.
While it’s still unusual to actually hear the word feminist used in a positive way on TV, there has been a fairly impressive list of feminist characters on network and cable TV. Among the shrewish wives, the self-absorbed singles and the super mommies who normally fill the airwaves, we found some great lady role models […]