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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    7 Shows That Respect Teenage Girls — And We Love For It

    Teenage girls get a bad rap. They’re told that they’re shallow, stupid, spoiled, and ditzy. They’re told that their interests are stupid and that, overall, they don’t have much to contribute to the world. Sadly, television shows often choose to reinforce this stereotype instead of challenging it. But there are some glorious exceptions. We collected seven… Read more »

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    TV Feels of the Day: The Flash Loves Firefly

    Just in case you needed another reason to adore the cast of The Flash after last night’s amazing episode, check out this beautiful gospel rendition of the Firefly theme song, “The Ballad of Serenity,” from stars Jesse L. Martin (Joe), Carlos Valdes (Cisco), and Rick Cosnett (Eddie) and try not to feel things. Go ahead. I dare you.  The song…. Read more »

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    The Fosters Season 2 Finale Recap: “The End of the Beginning”

    I know you’re feeling a lot of feels right now, but let’s try to keep together at least for a few minutes, and then we can all freak out. The Fosters‘ second season has ended, and finally resolved some of the things we’ve been dealing with for 21 episodes. Sweet resolutions First off, let’s get… Read more »

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    The X-Files: What It Has Meant to Me, What It Has Meant to TV

    The X-Files meant so much to me as a kid. I was constantly changing schools and pop culture became my constant. This show became a constant. I remember writing “I LOVE THE X-FILES” over and over again on my Tech Ed. folder like the total and complete TV nerd that I was/am. My sister and I would… 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… Read more »

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    The 100 Characters And The Classic Sci-Fi Authors They’re Named After

    Did you know that many of The 100’s characters are named after classic science fiction authors? The author of The 100 book series, Kass Morgan, is (unsurprisingly) a huge sci-fi fan and drew inspiration from some of her favorite authors when naming her characters. She told Alloy Entertainment: The main characters are all named after science fiction writers, like Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells,… Read more »

  • Top TV Feels of The Week: March 20, 2015

    Warning: Here be MAJOR spoilers for this week’s episodes of: Pretty Little Liars, The Flash, Arrow, and The Vampire Diaries. Thou hast been warned. It was a good week for feels on TV. There were arrests, attempted murders, actual murders, and some subtler moments. (Somehow, Arrow is my example of a subtle moment this week. What has the TV world come to?) Without… 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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    Rant: The 100 Has Been A Great TV Show Since The Beginning

    There’s this narrative about The 100. It goes like this: The 100 started out as so CW (frustratingly, still a diss, despite The CW’s proven awesomeness) before eventually finding its footing as a TV show near the end of Season 1 and really coming into its own in Season 2. A similar perspective forms the foundation for a great article published on io9 (a… Read more »

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    British “Series” vs. American “Seasons”

    BBC’s Sherlock may be my favorite show on television, but, most of the time, it doesn’t feel like it’s actually on television. This is because its series come in sets of three. Yes, the episodes are basically feature-length, coming in at an hour-and-a-half apiece, but it’s still not enough! I blame my frustrations on my American… Read more »