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: 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: How to Get Away with Murder, S3 E5

Gemma: It is definitely Frank or Nate, because they are working super hard to make us believe it is Connor. Rasha: Have you ever read Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler…? I keep wanting the titles of this season’s episodes to connect to each other to make a sentence/paragraph. Like “We’re Good […]

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: September Sinner’s Roundup

Gemma: Well, welcome back from our SCC-hiatus! Rasha: Welcome back from summer staycation! G: I believe that was your staycation. I did not stay anywhere. But welcome indeed! R: That is true. We’re going to do something a bit different today, that will probably become a monthly feature, a sort of grab-bag of: what we’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]