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 […]

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 […]

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, 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: Sleepy Hollow, S2 E17

Rasha: DUDE, THEY WENT FULL OCTAVIA BUTLER KINDRED. Gemma: Nearly full. I have to say I appreciated their acknowledgment of their own limits. As I was figuring out the time shift, I was like “sh*t, are they gonna go there? are they actually gonna go there?” and then up come the white dudes and I […]

Diablog: Sleepy Hollow, S2 E16

Rasha: Happy Birthday to You! Gemma: Thank you thank you!! R: For you AND THIS EPISODE!!!! G: Seriously! I have some hope again now. R: I take back what I said about HTGAWM last week. Sleepy Hollow, I can’t quit you. This episode was EVERYTHING. Damian Kindler has to write all the episodes from now […]

Recap/Review: Sleepy Hollow, S2 E14

Rasha: Are there things we liked about this episode? I’ll start with mine: 1. In an episode that threatened, on the surface, to be an All-Hawley show, we saw pleasingly less of him than we have in some episodes where he’s just Hawley Ex Machina. Which means that: 2. We saw Jenny and Abbie roll […]

Recap/Review: Sleepy Hollow, S2 E13

Rasha: Five things we wish would happen in Sleepy Hollow, a list from each of us. My #1: For once, Hawley doesn’t have a MacGuffin. He’s like, “naw, I’m fresh out. I got nothing.” Gemma: That would be awesome. My A#1 is Katrina either becomes completely evil or leaves the show.