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: How to Get Away with Murder, S3 E1

Gemma: You know, for all my acumen at following HTGAWM, I found this one uniquely hard to track. Rasha: They wanted it to be tricky. Like, we’re supposed to think that the time-flash to the body in the ambulance is a flashback to Mahoney getting loaded up after being shot, but SURPRISE TWIST it’s actually […]

Diablog: How to Get Away with Murder, S2 E9–MIDSEASON FINALE

Gemma: WELL then! Rasha: This show is incredibly stressful to watch. Maybe even more so than last season? G: Definitely more so. The deeper the relationships among the primary characters, the higher the stakes. R: And this season seems to be focusing on the long-term consequences of trying to avoid consequences. G: And yet, the […]

Diablog: How To Get Away with Murder, S2 E6

Gemma: Okay, DAFUQ? Rasha: I admit that when li’l mystery baby surprise Hapstall showed up, I was like: Caleb, are you your aunt’s child?! G: Instead, the secret baby is a hacker at Oliver’s level (that or Oliver’s actually a really bad hacker and we just never knew) who better not be a plot-device sociopath. […]

Glossary

Here we define a few terms that have become shorthand at the Sinners Creek Commission.   Big Red Dog: the “moral” of an episode or film offers a conclusion that is the opposite of the content up to that point. Often results in the audience taking away the “wrong” message. Emerson said it as “What […]