As someone who grew up with my nose always stuck in a book, I was predisposed to like Gilmore Girls. Not just because of all the literary references and discussions, but because, like the books of my childhood, I become completely absorbed in the world the author has created. In the case of Gilmore … Continue reading Gilmore Girls: Years in My Life
Gilmore Girls being available on Netflix wasn’t a world altering announcement for a formerly huge fan of the show, who still owns several seasons on DVD. While I loved the show at the time, it was one thing I didn’t necessarily want to relive or rewatch. Yet I found myself settling in at my friend’s place on Friday … Continue reading Love & Money in Stars Hollow
Do TV honchos finally get that women watch TV? No more dumb comedies about dads this season. (Although dumb comedies never seem to go away.) But this season, for the first time in recent history (possibly ever), each broadcast network has at least one night where the majority of the line-up have shows with lead … Continue reading Ladies’ Hour: It’s About Time, TV Land
Despite the buzz around the usual suspects—Mad Men and Breaking Bad—last night’s Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live seemed to be coming up ladies. Even though the show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris—who seems to be taking on one too many hosting duties—Amy Poehler and Tina Fey started the night out on a good … Continue reading Who Run the Emmys? Women.
This episode of Mad Men was more trippy than the episode where Roger took LSD. While most of the guys in the office take an injection of an “energy serum” from Jim Cutler’s doctor, Peggy remains ‘sober’ while working on the Chevy account. Don catches a glimpse of Peggy comforting Ted over his partner’s death … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×08: Because It’s My Job!
“You know there’s a Maori legend about this lake… That there’s a demon’s heart at the bottom of it, the beats makes the lake rise and fall every five minutes.” * A young girl bikes away from her home, heading through beautiful scenery until she reaches the edge of a large lake. She wades in … Continue reading Not Peggy Olson: Elisabeth Moss & Rape Culture in Top of the Lake
Peggy Olson Oh, Peggy, Peggy, Peggy. Since day one, Peggy is a female character to root for (her hard work and moving up the ladder at work), but her romantic choices are questionable at best. First there was Pete, who seduced her first at her apartment and then in his office. Then there was Duck, … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×06: “I don’t like change.”
Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series, analyzing the female characters on Mad Men throughout season 6. A lot of people disliked last night’s episode of Mad Men, an episode which included one of the pivotal events of 1968, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The show does a good job of showing how life … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×05: “You’re really good at everything.”
Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series, analyzing the female characters on Mad Men throughout season 6. This week, the theme for the show’s women was certainly: those who and try to “have it all” get knocked down a peg from time to time. Three working women all dealt with awkward, hurtful, or disappointing … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×04: Having It All?
Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series, analyzing the female characters on Mad Men throughout season 6. After last week’s episode revealed Don to be back to his old ways, this time carrying on an affair with Sylvia, half of a couple in the building who Megan and Don have befriended, this week’s … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×03: The Collaborators