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 […]

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 […]

Character Study: Political Animals on Scandal, House of Cards, & The Good Wife, Part II

Read Part I here. Gemma: So we were going to talk Political Animal Origin Stories, yes? Rasha: Yes, though it did also occur to me earlier this week to wonder which of our Political Animals would win if they were pitted against each other in a three-way election. G: Ooh, let’s start there! R: I […]

Character Study: Political Animals on Scandal, House of Cards, and The Good Wife, Part 1

“We’ve barely scratched the surface.” Rasha: Here for political animals! Gemma: So, do we want to look at each and then the relationships among the three, or do we want to be relational throughout? R: I was thinking the latter. One of the questions that came up for me was: what are the characteristics of […]

Character Study: Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, Part 2

Read Part I here. Rasha: Today we’re talking about Kalinda and her lovers who are not Alicia, yes? Gemma: Yes. Much of the shallower critical writing about Kalinda has focused on her promiscuity, which also has seemed to be disproportionately Robert King’s focus in interviews. I always enjoyed Panjabi’s assertion that Kalinda was attracted to the minds […]