Emily Thorne’s Inner Ninja—and yours, too!

(originally posted on 5/20/15) I’m almost embarrassed to admit how long ago a friend of mine recommended I watch Revenge—because it was pretty much yesterday and I just finished watching the last episode of the series. I’m truly skilled at binge watching. Suffice it to say, I devoured the series, which was a compelling combination of…

Gender, Power, and Stella Gibson’s Captivating Sexuality in The Fall

(originally posted on 2/24/15) Note: this post assumes you’ve seen the end of season two. There’s so much to say about The Fall that I’ve put three blog posts in one. Happy reading! Part I: Sexy Stella, stroppy Stella, railing against a world of men. One thing is certain about Stella Gibson’s brand of femininity, power, and…

The Feminist Reimaginings of Once Upon a Time, Season One

(originally posted on 10/2/14) I know I’m late to this party, but I just started watching Once Upon a Time and I’m pretty over the moon about it. I’ve been warned it takes a huge dive in quality around season 3, but season 1 blew me away for a number of reasons. I’m a sucker…

(originally posted on 9/2/14) *spoiler alert – this post references events in Season Five!* My wife keeps asking me why I watch PLL, and telling me I have no leg to stand on when I mock her TV preferences (which include a lot of reality television). It’s true that there’s a lot to critique in…

The changing gender landscape of Orphan Black, season 2 and beyond

(originally posted on 6/26/14) *Note* Spoilers ahead! This post assumes you’ve watched the end of season 2 I’m a huge fan of Orphan Black, and I want to state up front that this blog praises the show on many levels. But first, I have to confess I was really sad at the second season ending. For a…

Sweaters, Sex, and Sarah Linden

(originally posted 5/6/14) The Killing has been unevenly received, critically, but my affection for the show has never wavered. I love that the show has a female protagonist who is never sexualized, but who enjoys a robust sex life and makes no apologies for it. Seriously, Sarah Linden wears amazingly hideous sweaters, and awkward running tights,…