Diablog: May Sinner’s Roundup

Gemma: So what’s been on your watching plate lately? Rasha: Well, I’ve been working on a lot of longer writing projects, as you know, and then just needing to clear a lot of other work, so TV’s been on in the background. I binge-watched Queen Sugar while revising my chapter. I recommend it. G: Yes, […]

Diablog: April Sinner’s Roundup

Gemma: I finally watched Insecure, which we can mostly save for a longer post if we want. Rasha: Yes, especially since I haven’t seen most of it. Maybe… maybe the way I feel about it is the way other folks felt about Girls? How did people feel about Girls? Maybe I feel about Insecure the […]

Diablog: Haxxors and Geekery in TV and Film

  Gemma: Shall we to haxx0rs? R: Yes. I was starting to make a list before our chat. As a techie, I notice haxxoring everywhere, IRL and in film/TV, and it often makes me grumpy because it’s being done SO BADLY. I’m curious how much it shows up on your grumpdar given that it’s not […]

Diablog: Metaphors of Magic in Film, TV, and Literature, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha : Ok, moar magicks? Gemma: Moar! R: From where we left off: love + power, and How hard is magick really? G: There’s a lot to what you said last time about magic as metaphor for artistic creation, which in turn can be a metaphor for romance and/or sexuality, and […]

Diablog: Metaphors for Magic in TV, Film, and Literature – Part I

Rasha: I have a few questions to start off: If we’re talking about metaphors for magick, then we should name the metaphors we see. So what is magick a metaphor for? Also, which shows do we want to name? I guess I just have a couple of questions for now. Gemma: I started into this […]

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: 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: […]