I Really Wanted to Like Smallville, Part 3: Lost Boys and Golden Girls

What’s better than a love triangle? A love dodecahedron! Lest viewers get bored with the non-relationship between Clark and Lana, Smallville has plenty of other running tales of unrequited love. Foremost among these is one of Smallville’s original characters, and one of the few great aspects of the show: Chloe Sullivan. Chloe is the editor […]

Virgin Male? Honey, You Must Be An Alien.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time, but life has been taking me for quite a loop of late! That being said, let’s talk a little more about Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. If you recall, I had previously written an article praising this show for having a virgin […]

24: Chloe Rocks!

Just finished watching the first four episodes of season six of 24, and once again, Chloe stood out for me. Her scene opens with her ex-husband and colleague Morris (we later find out they reconciled) grabbing her bottom, only to receive a stern warning and a threat of complaint for it. She doesn’t care that […]

The Sentinel

Just saw The Sentinel and Eva Longaria’s character annoyed me something chronic. (At this point, I should tell you that I found the movie so by-the-numbers that I know the characters as Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland and Eva Longaria.) She’s a rookie FBI agent assigned to Kiefer Sutherland. She’s introduced in a low-cut figure-hugging suit. […]

Character Culling on 24

On 24, the list of recurring characters gets culled every year, for what I assume are two reasons: 1) to make the audience aware that no-one, not even our heroes (except, of course, Jack Bauer) is bulletproof, and 2) to stave off the payrises that come every season from returning actors. By halfway through season […]

What I Like About ’24’

I’m watching the fifth season of 24, and what I’ve seen so far of the show’s portrayal of women, I (mostly) love. For starters, you have Martha Logan, the First Lady. She’s married to a man who’s both weak and ambitious – a dangerous combination – but shows intelligence, quick-thinking, and innovation. She questions her […]

Brisco County: Dixie Cousins

So your TV show needs a sexy female lead who’s going to be the male star’s lover. How do you construct her so she appeals to men without getting women like me coming after you with pitchforks?   Can you, dare I ask, perhaps even write her so she’ll appeal to women like me as […]