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: March Sinner’s Roundup

Rasha: As a short aside, I noticed that Michael Che of SNL’s Weekend Update shares my dim opinion of Boston. Gemma: There are many who do. Soon we should finish our somonka about Blindspot. R: I have not seen any more Blindspot, but I could tanka from what I watched months ago. G: That’s all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]