Stalker: Pilot review.

Before watching a new show, I try not to let myself be influenced by the reviews that I might read; and some shows, even though they get trashed nearly universally, I watch for the sake of knowing what people are talking about and making up my own mind. I’m not usually one to cease and […]

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Gotham: Pilot.

FOX broadcast the first episode of its new DC adaptation yesterday, Gotham’s origin story as much as Jim Gordon’s — and that of so many of the villains Batman has come across in his many years of (dis)service to the city. The Waynes’ murder kicks off the city’s spiral into destitution and corruption — and […]

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Oh No, She’s a Bitch! — The Inability to Deal with TV Assholes Who Happen to Be Women

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend — well, no, that’s a blatant lie. It’s not a trend, it’s part of our culture. But it is disturbing, so it’s only a small lie. This fall season, two TV series have premiered that both portray women of early middle age, who have more or less functional families, kids, and […]

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Tonight’s Theme: Watching NBC’s Constantine Would Be a Massive Waste of Time

Wanna know why? Because the show is going to blatantly and nonsensically erase one of the few canonically bisexual characters pop culture possesses. Because the writers saw fit to exchange one lead original female character for another because they weren’t capable of writing her better — and instead of improving on themselves, they blame the […]

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New show: Taxi Brooklyn (NBC)

Two weeks ago, a new show appeared on the NBC canvas: Taxi Brooklyn, starring Chyler Leigh in her first leading role (on TV, that is) since Grey’s Anatomy and Jacky Ido, who’s probably best known for his role as as Marcel in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, but has since starred in many English-, French-, and German-speaking […]

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Hannibal: Apéritif.

Today: Apéritif (pilot). What I love most about the pilot episode, apart from the very way that the characters are introduced to us and the way this world is set up on the screen and in our minds, is not one specific scene. It’s how the many, many ways that Hannibal manipulates Will are introduced […]

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