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

Quartets of Women

There must be something about four characters and their ability to attract and keep large audiences, because groups of four are so common in the media. In this post, I want to map out the four "types" of women that make up the usual quartets of female friendships, exemplified by Now and Then (1995), Sex and the City (1998), Sisterhood of … Continue reading Quartets of Women

#4 Carrie & Samantha (Sex & The City) vs. #13 Maggie & Emma (Playing House)

Division III: Friends from Childhood, Neighbors, & the Unexplainable As Swells mentioned, we've featured multiple pairing of Sex and the City friendships, out of respect for the show and it's arguably landmark depictions of female friendship.  I began watching the show before I'd had sex or a strong female friendship, and for better of worse, it … Continue reading #4 Carrie & Samantha (Sex & The City) vs. #13 Maggie & Emma (Playing House)

#5 Jess & Cece v. #12 Carrie & Charlotte

Division III: Friends from Childhood, Neighbors, & the Unexplainable We have the ladies from SATC on here a bunch. Sorry not sorry. I think we can all agree that the Carrie & Charlotte pairing is a weaker one. While Charlotte can seem like an outlier among the SATC girls, she brings something really interesting to the … Continue reading #5 Jess & Cece v. #12 Carrie & Charlotte

Hannah & Marnie (Girls) v. Carrie & Miranda (Sex and the City)

Division III: Friends from Childhood, Neighbors, & the Unexplainable #7 Hannah & Marnie, by Swells You already know some of my feelings about Hannah and Marnie from my stream-of-consciousness Girls post. Hannah and Marnie's relationship boils down to selfishness. Indeed, friendships (like all relationships) require you to sometimes put your own wants and needs aside in order … Continue reading Hannah & Marnie (Girls) v. Carrie & Miranda (Sex and the City)