What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week

Watching: This week's most pressing decision was the choice of which show I'd pick as a palate cleaners to The Handmaid's Tale. Would it be The Bold Type, or Younger?  Y'all, I agonized.  The Bold Type won out, mostly cause it's easier to catch up on 5 episodes than 3 full seasons.  Cute show. Can't … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week

What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week

  Watching: Last night I finished episode 6 of The Handmaid's Tale. It's really good. I mean, you all know that.  I was very suspicious of Yvonne Strahovski's casting as Serena Joy, primarily as she is so much younger than the character is written.  Faye Dunaway's performance as Serena is one of the few good … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week

What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week

Reading: I'm in the middle of The Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable, which in theory should get me excited for my upcoming vacation, but is really a study in the slow growth of hatred for a main character.  She started off fine, but by page 185 I wanted to backhand her. Which is maybe the point, … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week

Divorce: The 1980 Oscars

Historian Elaine Tyler May has argued that preoccupation with the family--political cries for family values and the like--is usually a response to political changes, rather than demographic ones. Panic about the family is often a conservative response to perceived threats to the American nation. In the U.S., you see focus on the family particularly in the 1950s … Continue reading Divorce: The 1980 Oscars

‘Cause Stella Said So: Top 10 Stella Gibson Moments

[This is part of my ongoing mission to clear my "drafts" box, which currently has 20+ blog post drafts in various degrees of completion. Half of this was composed in November, and the rest was finished in March.] As a post on the blog Villainness observed about The Fall, "Never before has a show had so many … Continue reading ‘Cause Stella Said So: Top 10 Stella Gibson Moments

Fatness and Other

I like Noah Hawley. His shows are beautiful and interesting and I'm excited he's creating television. I really enjoy Fargo (especially season 2), and I'm intrigued enough to keep watching Legion. When I saw that there was an interview between Noah Hawley and Andy Greenwald on The Watch podcast feed, I was excited. I made sure to catch … Continue reading Fatness and Other

A Superhero Show I Can Get Behind: Sweet/Vicious

Like many people, the saturated market of superhero franchises on TV and movies has all but turned me off of the genre. In particular, I object to the way that in these worlds superheroes are allowed to subvert criminal justice systems--as broken as they are--to commit vigilante violence. I'm no expert but I think in … Continue reading A Superhero Show I Can Get Behind: Sweet/Vicious