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: October Sinner’s Roundup

Rasha: So what is happening? Gemma: I have much less TV time than I used to and much less focus for new things! So I haven’t even finished Luke Cage yet! R: The later episodes are not necessarily as satisfying. But Mahershala Ali as a villian who just wanted to be a musician! And Alfre […]

Diablog: Jane the Virgin, S2E20

Rasha: So Michael’s going to die, or not die. One of those two, definitely. I just read some TV reportage that 20 deaths are planned in TV finales this year. Gemma: Your powers of deduction are astonishing. Given how many TV shows there are, that actually sounds like a low estimate. I did enjoy Michael […]

Diablog: Jane the Virgin, S2 E19

Gemma: I guess I could start with the epic affront this constituted to my profession … Rasha: Dude, what with the #writersarentglamenough and #letmesexthislesbianintostraightness, I really don’t know if I even can. Like, can I? WHAT can I even? G: #letmesexthislesbianintostraightness was in Tiago, to be fair. It’s just they don’t have the space to […]

Diablog: Jane the Virgin, S2 E18

Rasha: I continue to be annoyed by their portrayal/non-portrayal of the feminist advisor. Gemma: Ugh, yes. Worse this week. R: In my experience, feminists do not hate romance. G: You mean, non-cartoon feminists? No, they don’t. This was one where the show’s usual quirky meta-cleverness about itself just seemed to fall flat. It was just […]

Diablog: Jane the Virgin, S2 E17

Gemma: Ugh, this episode, no. Rasha: Really? G: Yeah, I was annoyed all around. R: I’m a little excited about twin Petra. Grump to me. G: Yeah, twin Petra has some merit, definitely, but the bachelorette-party randomly appearing Asian stereotype was enough to set me off for a while. R: Weird/genius Angela? G: Yup. R: […]