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 […]

Somonka Review: Blindspot

Gemma: Turns out I’ll watch any- thing with Kalinda in WITSEC. Still, I long for subtext, for subtleties in evil conspirators. Rasha: What is plot, really? Screaming actors asking for someone to listen? Seems it’s a naked woman covered in money tattoos. Tries to be twisty Heroine is a traitor? Traitors are good guys? We’ve […]

Diablog: The Fall, Series 3

  Rasha: Ok, was it me or was this a more directly violent and relentless arc than the previous 2 series of The Fall? Gemma: Huh. I felt almost the opposite. I didn’t find it as taut as the other seasons, although it certainly had its moments. Maybe the violence stood out more because it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]