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

‘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

Love Triangles and Change Over Time

∆ Delta. Change. Math. I got halfway through my binge of season one of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend before I realized that it has the same love triangle as Broadcast News. They both feature an intelligent female protagonist who is great at her job but also high-strung. She is torn between a sarcastic, smart guy who is into her but also … Continue reading Love Triangles and Change Over Time

Reboots and Reconsiderations

Delayed take: I kinda hated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Mild spoilers to follow. I went in with an open mind. I've read plays before, and I was willing to give it a pass on some things. But it was bad. There were some bad plot points and some horrible dialogue. Maybe with some talented actors … Continue reading Reboots and Reconsiderations