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 […]

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 […]

Recap/Review: How to Get Away with Murder, S1 E5

Gemma: I am all in suspense about Annalise’s backstory now. Rasha: YES. Although that water glass she keeps filling with vodka gives me some directions to guess at. G: As do her very pointed emotional reactions to the COTW. R: Hmm. I was wondering what I was seeing there. Yes, she could have a connection. […]