Diablog: May Sinner’s Roundup

Gemma: So what’s been on your watching plate lately? Rasha: Well, I’ve been working on a lot of longer writing projects, as you know, and then just needing to clear a lot of other work, so TV’s been on in the background. I binge-watched Queen Sugar while revising my chapter. I recommend it. G: Yes, […]

Diablog: Metaphors of Magic in Film, TV, and Literature, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha : Ok, moar magicks? Gemma: Moar! R: From where we left off: love + power, and How hard is magick really? G: There’s a lot to what you said last time about magic as metaphor for artistic creation, which in turn can be a metaphor for romance and/or sexuality, and […]

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 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: Bi Female Characters in TV and Film, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha: So there are two things on my mind as we return to the topic of Bisexual Secondary Lady Characters in TV and Film: one is obviously Delphine in Orphan Black, and the other is an urge to step back from the phenomenon of bisexuality on TV and film and ask […]

Diablog: Bi Female Characters in TV and Film, Part I

Gemma: So sometime in the mid-aughts, a bi secondary female character became a hip new thing, particularly though not exclusively on network shows. Specifically, the shock reveal that a secondary female character was bi. I feel like that lasted a while, is still around in some ways. I name, off the top of my head: […]

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 […]