Kmart- The Blue Light Is Not That Special

I was flipping channels the other day, and happened to spot a new Kmart commercial that managed to be both blandly unremarkable (I feel like I’ve seen it more than once, but I’m not sure) and unexpectedly offensive and annoying. Quite an achievement, that. The ad in question is for a high definition television set, […]

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race is kind of unique among reality shows in that the vast majority of the contestants seem fairly normal and sane, or at the very least usually free of major personality disorders. The show involves 11 two-person teams going on a race around the world; the last team to arrive at each episode’s […]

Friday Night Lights- Finally Someone Gets It, Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) The first time we saw Tyra afterwards was in the next episode when Landry went to check on her after she wasn’t in school for two days. She hasn’t told anyone what happened, her mother is away caring for a sick aunt (although her mother probably wouldn’t be of much help […]

Friday Night Lights- Finally Someone Gets It, Part 1

I’ve been debating how to write this piece for a couple of weeks now. After the many, many occasions when this site has criticized fictional portrayals of sexual assault (most of which I’ve agreed with) I wasn’t entirely sure how to address the idea that a show had done so in a way I felt […]

My Fair Lady

Most people are probably familiar with the musical My Fair Lady, but just in case, it tells the story of Eliza Doolittle’s transformation from a poor flower girl to an educated lady. It also happens to have a remarkably strong female character. Despite the idea that the play revolves around Henry Higgins “making her a […]