The Orville’s Third Episode

There had been rumors rolling around the internet that The Orville wouldn’t really have an example of what sort of show it would be until the third episode. Critics were given the first three and, while full reviews didn’t pop up immediately, word was that was the episode when The…

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Harlots: After and Before Handmaid’s

Hulu’s first season of The Handmaid’s Tale has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean your feminist TV has to come to an end. In fact, right on Hulu is another kick-ass show about women’s sexuality and autonomy. It’s also about men trying to exert power over them. Also…

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Eurovision 2017: Finals

Here we are. Everything that we’ve been preparing for, for the past two evening spread across this pas week, have come to a head. This Eurovision competition, part American Idol, part Olympics, Part UN, and part Hunger Games, is all for this. Tonight’s new competitors are the biggest sponsors (UK,…

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Eurovision 2017: Semi-Finals 2

And we’re back for night two. Like the populace that watched rapt for 75 consecutive Hunger Games, we’re back for our well deserved bread and circus.  So what does the night have in store for us? Let’s jump in! Russia – Julia Samoylova3 – “Flame Is Burning” Just kidding. Russia didn’t…

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Eurovision 2017: Semi-Finals 1

And we’re off! This year Eurovision takes place in the Ukraine, after last year’s win. The theme is Celebrate Diversity, and with any luck these performers will be as bonkers as years past. It always strikes me as incredible how international it is. Like, when I see the people doing announcers…

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Eurovision 2017: The Drama!

It’s that time, with competition is in the air, when nations face off against each other in an ancient tradition. It’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest! And this year is especially special. Still relatively new to US audiences, with Logo broadcasting it in the states for the first time, Eurovision…

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Lessons from The Man in the High Castle

This item was first published at The Rebel Princess Field Manual, and is re-posted here with permission. When the webmistress of this site asked me to do an article about The Man in the High Castle and the current state of politics, I joked that it must be because I’m Jewish!…

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Riverdale: Welcome to the CW

Let’s just get this out of the way: Riverdale is not good. At least, the first episode isn’t. Which is really disappointing. I’ve never read the original comics but I’ve been a fan of how the Archie-verse has always been a useful palette on which to paint. There’s the 2001 movie,…

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What is Incorporated?

What is Incorporated? Well, foremost it’s a television show on Syfy you’ve probably never heard of. The only time I’ve seen anything about this was at New York Comic Con in the form of intense ads with no buzz. Its main main claim to fame is that it’s produced by Matt Damon and…

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