Everything Sucks! is kinda adorable, actually.

It may sound like damning with faint praise, but the best adjective for this show is adorable. The young cast is adorable (and talented), the plots about innocent young love are adorable (and properly teenage-awkward), the set dressing is adorable (though its period budget is obviously less than, say, Halt and Catch Fire), you get … Continue reading

The 100: Season 03, Episode 05, Hakeldama

Opening with not a massacre, but the lack thereof, is a great move. It makes sense financially; from the production standpoint, it’s ideal to save on major battle costs in the middle of the season so you can spend the budget on things like explosions and one-on-one setpieces like last week’s fight. But more importantly, … Continue reading

The 100: Season 03, Episode 04, Watch the Thrones

So, exactly how many of our fictional TV rulers do we want to be women? To quote the Notorious RBG: ALL OF THEM. This episode has women doing most of the deciding, fighting, conniving, leading, talking, and general badassing. We kick off at the coalition, where Clarke looks over her head, but Nia is all … Continue reading

House of Lies: Overview

Is that not one of the most ridiculous promo shots you’ve seen in a long time? Down to . . . is he holding a phallic, rolled-up affidavit!? Wait does that mean their ties . . .  House of Lies – the smart, fast, fast-talking Showtime melodrama – recently began its third season. If you’re wondering … Continue reading

Lost Girl, Social Media, and the Nature of Bias

A Cohesive Response Last week, I got a lot of feedback on Twitter. Within my reply page were a lot of people who disliked something I said and who responded by suggesting the review was ‘biased.’ It mostly did feel angry, though some of that can be translation and the medium. Whatever its impetus, it … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 17, The Girl Who Fae’d With Fire

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. One of Lost Girl‘s running sight gags is Bo pulling her knife on guys. Specifically Lachlan, when he’s waving his Ashhood about. This episode starts with two girls crossing swords, and almost stabbing an alarmed Nate with one. It’s more about their bluster and Kenzi’s … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 08, Death Didn’t Become Him

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. It’s only fitting an episode wholly preoccupied with death, resurrection, and immortality open with a body bag which contains a live Bo, whose immortality creates an interesting paradox between herself and those she loves. Also, who complains the body bag smells like feet. Lauren sneaks … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 02, I Fought the Fae (and the Fae Won)

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. After a bad breakup, everybody needs a Kenzi. Girl knows how to treat emotional trauma. Girl is a little less sure how to deal with shock and outright denial. Bo is convinced she and Dyson aren’t really broken up, Dyson’s just a little broken, and … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 01, Episode 11, Faetal Justice

Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. The episode opens in Vex’s bar with so much testosterone, it’s almost tangible. Threats, pushing, literal growling. Dyson snarls, thanks Vex sarcastically for the drink, and leaves. Jump to an ominous shot by the light of a flickering streetlamp outside the clubhouse. Turns out it’s not just predicting Dyson’s … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 01, Episode 09, Fae Day

Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. If you’re a succubus who is emotionally, sexually, and personally frustrated, how do you work it out? Pre-dawn calisthenics, of course. The sword-swinging is one of the few times we see Bo practicing weaponry skills, and it suggests she does this often, so her later fights will be believable. … Continue reading