The Ladies of Riverdale
TV

The Ladies of Riverdale

CONTAINS SPOILERS! As I finished watching the first episode of Riverdale, I was taken by a pleasant surprise. I actually liked it! I didn’t know anything about this show beforehand, I hadn’t read the comics, the only thing I was aware of that Cole Sprouse stars in it. To be honest, that was the main reason why … Continue reading

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival
Feminist Criticism / TV

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival

The much-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls was met with various criticisms. Most were directed at the “sudden” unlikeablitiy of the girls themselves, particularly the Ivy League princess Rory. As the Washington Post’s overtly harsh headline put it, the revival confirmed that “Rory Gilmore is a Monster.” But was Rory Gilmore ever meant to be “liked” … Continue reading

UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld
Anything and Everything / TV

UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld

HBO’s Westworld came onto the scene October in The Year That Shall Remain Unnamed…2016…to satisfy our premium cable desires while we all await the next season of Game of Thrones. After binge-watching all ten episodes in a single weekend, I can officially say that Westworld has deposed the reigning television monarch of my esteem (sorry … Continue reading

Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Anything and Everything / TV

Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s been over a decade since Buffy and the Scoobies last saved the world (if you don’t take into account the continuation of the series through the comic book series). In that time we’ve had a slew of brooding vampires, sensitive werewolves, and bad-ass witches parade across our screen, earning both scorn and laurels from … Continue reading