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The 100: A Post-Apocalyptic World Without Rape

Rape is an extremely common plot device in the current television landscape. While some shows handle it with great care and intentionality, it is more often filmed to titillate the male gaze, raise the stakes, demonstrate how evil the villain is, provide motivation for a male hero, or make a woman character more likeable. Lately,… Read more »

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Arrow Flirts With A Return to Effective Melodrama in “The Fallen”

I probably spend way too much time trying to figure out why I love Arrow so much. I recognize that other shows are better plotted, have superior character development, and comment on our culture in ways Arrow fails to. But this show, man. I heart it. It pulls me in with its action and adventure… Read more »

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Orphan Black Season 3 Premiere Recap — “Hey, I Love You Guys”

Have a lot of feels about feminist clone drama Orphan Black? So do we! We’re teaming up with our partner-in-feels website, Head Over Feels, to recap Season 3. Here’s our review of the first episode… The Clone Club is back, baby! Orphan Black launched its third season last night with “The Weight of This Combination,” and it… Read more »

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Orphan Black Season 3 Promo: Holy Doodle, Here We Go

The newest trailer for Season 3 of Orphan Black is full of delicious, stress-inducing moments. It’s so good to see our beloved clones again, and there’s a lot to unpack in this 30-second sneak peek into the upcoming season. As we anxiously await for April 18th to get here already with new Orphan Black episodes, let’s take some time… Read more »

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Feels-Cap: Arrow Season 3, Episode 16 — “The Offer”

Arrow mercifully returned from its mini-hiatus last night with Season 3, Episode 16 (“The Offer”) and, guys, it was pretty great. Once we got past the tedious outlying of R’as’ plan to Oliver and back to Starling City, things really took off with some great emotional beats. The best part? Oliver finally seems to be taking a thematic turn… Read more »

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Arrow Season 3, Episode 14 Recap: “The Return”

Arrow’s Season 3 finally has some new life breathed into it. These past two episodes have been a confident, cohesive return-to-form for the superhero show, which struggled after a strong start to the season. No, it wasn’t Oliver’s almost-death and brief absence from Starling City that brought this show back to life. (Though somewhat successful,… Read more »

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Arrow Mid-Season Finale Recap: “The Climb”

What did I think of Arrow‘s mid-season finale, “The Climb”? This show just took the first step — dare I say ascent? — in reclaiming the narrative energy that’s dwindled from the Season 2 ending/Season 3 opener. I have this theory about full-order network shows: they don’t really get started until the mid-season finale. Hopefully, you can have some… Read more »