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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More Than Memes #1: The All Things Pride and Prejudice Podcast Edition

Do you love Pride and Prejudice adaptations as much as we do? Check out the first edition of our More Than Memes Podcast — The All Things Pride and Prejudice Podcast Edition! For months and months, my ATX Festival friends (Karrie and Dana) and I (Kayti) have been trying to get our act together and start… Read more »

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Roundup

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Roundup

Hello, fandom friends! Well, the Nerd Olympics (or a better analogy) is over for this year. Time for us all — or, more accurately, the ones who were lucky enough to snag tickets — to retreat back into the Internet. Perhaps to come out again at New York Comic Con. Perhaps only to peek our… Read more »

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Mad Max, Mr. Robot, And A New Kind of Superhero

Hollywood spends a lot of time shilling superhero narratives at us, and, like many Americans, I consume these stories with gluttonous enthusiasm. Arrow is my favorite show. I have seen all of the Marvel universe movies (except Thor 2). And I am ready to adore CBS’ Supergirl in a completely unironic way. That being said,… Read more »

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5 Ways Syfy’s New Space Drama Killjoys Will Ease Your Firefly Heartache

Have you checked out Syfy’s space bounty hunter drama Killjoys? Though the series’ pilot is a little clunky, the show is a lot of fun — and it’s doing a lot to fill the Firefly-shaped hole still festering away in my TV-loving heart. Don’t get me wrong: Killjoys is not doing the exact same thing… Read more »

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Dark Matter Series Premiere Gif-Cap: “Ugh. Are You Sure?”

Relive all of the excitement of the Dark Matter series premiere with this gif-cap from new contributor Christina. Re-re-re-re-re-reeeecaaaaaaaaaaaap!!! Oh no!  Life support systems are down!  The ship wakes up its frozen inhabitants. Boring White Guy Jace Corso tries to fix stuff.  Awesome Woman Portia Lin violently elbows him out of the way and gets…shit…done. Life support is… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale Recap: “Mother’s Mercy”

It’s hard to believe Game of Thrones season 5 has already ended. Probably because, until the last few episodes, pretty much nothing happened. But we finally have a lot to talk about, so we better get to it… First of all, Stannis. His wife kills herself after letting her daughter be sacrificed (women are emotional and… Read more »

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Watched, Read, Wrote: TV Circa June 13, 2015

I spend way too much time getting down on myself about the TV episodes I haven’t gotten around to watching, the think pieces I have yet to read, and the sure-to-be pop culture-shattering articles I have yet to move from my brain to the screen. Call it fandom-related FOMO. Call it the insatiable desire to succeed we Millennials… Read more »

The Fosters Season 3 Premiere Recap: “Wreckage”

And… they’re back! Who’s excited? I know I am. I really do miss The Fosters when they’re not around. There’s something about this wholesome drama that adds to my life and makes me feel like everything will be alright. Glad to have you back, friends. Let’s start with the obvious: I told you so —… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9 Recap: “The Dance of Dragons”

Well, it’s finally happening. The season is getting a bit interesting. Obviously it’s also almost over, but you know, it’s better (really) late than never. Remember how I said Stannis is the worst? I think now it’s pretty well established. Ramsay’s little plan was apparently to sneak into Stannis’ camp and just burn all the food… Read more »

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    Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 4 Recap: “The Sons of the Harpy”

    Episode number 4! The episode that many of you probably already watched a month ago, and now feel sad because you have to wait until next week to see another one! Well, at least you can read this recap and remind yourself what happened in this lovely episode, which is so close to the middle… Read more »

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    Jack Randall Isn’t Gay: Coercion, Sexual Assault and Sexual Orientation on Outlander

    Warning: this post includes discussion and gifs related to the depiction of rape and violence on the show Outlander. Last Saturday’s Outlander episode, “Lallybroch,” brought several shocks. We saw many new things:  from more of Jamie than we ever have before and Jack Randall’s crown jewels, to Lallybroch in the present tense and Jamie admitting just… Read more »

  • Orphan Black Season 3, Episode 2 — Variations on the Theme of Motherhood

    Can we take a minute to talk about Orphan Black’s badass, nuanced, complex depiction of motherhood? Thanks. This feminist drama has always been a refreshing, revolutionary representation of what it means to be a mother on TV (i.e. you can be a mother and still get to be, you know, a person), but Season 3… 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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    Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 3 Recap: “The High Sparrow”

    We start this week’s episode with Arya (I feel like this is going to happen a lot this season), who is finally inside the House of Black and White, and apparently it’s weird in there. It turns out that her inspiring journey now mainly includes sweeping the floors (very Karate Kid) and witnessing some weird… 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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    Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 2 Recap: “The House of Black and White”

    The second episode of the new Game of Thrones season starts with Arya, who I personally missed in the first episode. I was re-watching the very beginning of the show the other day, and Arya looked so miserable, I was thinking she’s one of the only characters that seems more comfortable in the 5th season… Read more »

  • Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Recap: “The Wars to Come”

    It’s finally here. And not only is it here, the first four episodes of the season (meaning almost half the season) were leaked online and are now forcing us to practice extreme self-control. Just remember: if you watch it all now, you will have to wait an entire month for the next episode. It will… Read more »

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    Nina Dobrev and The Millennial Importance of The Vampire Diaries

    I cover The Vampire Diaries for Wetpaint, so much of my week was spent professionally reacting to the announcement of Nina Dobrev’s departure from TVD. In all of this writing, it was easy to forget what this major TVD change means to me on a personal level. When I first heard the news, I was surprised at how hard it hit… Read more »

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    Top TV Feels of the Week: April 4, 2015

    Warning: Here be MAJOR spoilers for this week’s episodes of: The Flash, Arrow, and iZombie. Thou hast been warned. Another week, another mountain of feels to obsess over. Here were some of the most emotional moments from this week’s TV. (Albeit of the youth-centric genre variety that this TV-watcher so adores. #SorryNotSorry.) 4. Donna Smoak makes Felicity face the… Read more »