Diablog: Female Friendships in TV, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha: What were the questions we ended with last time for Female Friendships? Gemma: What makes the friendships female, and … hold on. R: Maybe we should take a step back and offer some context on Why We Care about Female Friendships on TV/Film. G: Sounds good. R: I mean, for […]

Diablog: Female Friendships in TV, Part I

Gemma: When I was in college and fighting with a friend, my uncle’s gf said that we’re socialized to believe that friendships between women are these Simple, Beautiful things, and there’s something Wrong if they aren’t, and how much happier I’d be if I realized how deeply untrue that was. I found that to be […]

Character Study: Bi Female Characters in TV and Film, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha: So there are two things on my mind as we return to the topic of Bisexual Secondary Lady Characters in TV and Film: one is obviously Delphine in Orphan Black, and the other is an urge to step back from the phenomenon of bisexuality on TV and film and ask […]

Diablog: Hidden Figures

Gemma: Hidden Figures! Rasha: Hidden Figures! This was the right movie to watch at the right time for me. For all of us maybe? G: Yeah, that’s about where I landed. At other times I would have gotten frustrated with the sentimentality, but honestly, we need it. These particular sentiments are sentiments I am currently […]

Diablog: January Sinner’s Roundup

  Rasha: We’re back, and we’re going to talk about TV and film somehow! Gemma: Somehow! Because it will continue to happen, and continue to talk to people. R: You know what TV I’d really like to be reviewing? That puppet show from Russia that got cancelled, Kukly, that used to make fun of Putin […]

Diablog: The Fall, Series 3

  Rasha: Ok, was it me or was this a more directly violent and relentless arc than the previous 2 series of The Fall? Gemma: Huh. I felt almost the opposite. I didn’t find it as taut as the other seasons, although it certainly had its moments. Maybe the violence stood out more because it […]

Diablog: Bi Female Characters in TV and Film, Part I

Gemma: So sometime in the mid-aughts, a bi secondary female character became a hip new thing, particularly though not exclusively on network shows. Specifically, the shock reveal that a secondary female character was bi. I feel like that lasted a while, is still around in some ways. I name, off the top of my head: […]

Diablog: How to Get Away with Murder, S3 E9 (MIDSEASON FINALE)

Rasha: Ok, so this episode right here proves that HTGAWM fears nothing. THEY KILLED WES. Gemma: I KNOW. IT WAS INSANE. It never even crossed my mind that they could do that. R: I straight up dismissed that possibility because I was apparently caught up in some real limited sh*t about how main characters can’t […]

Character Study: The Mills Sisters on Sleepy Hollow

Rasha: So we’re here to talk about the Sisters Mills in a character study, yes, in good part prompted by the death of Abbie on Sleepy Hollow. What have you watched of the 3rd season? G: A plurality, if not a majority. I skipped about six. Maybe more. It was pretty boring. But I have […]