Virginity and the Male Superhero

I’ve been watching season three of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.  The last episode I watched Clark came clean to his new fiancée, Lois, that he’s been saving himself for the right woman.  Which, as it so happens, is Lois. Lois freaks.   She certainly didn’t save herself for him.     […]

Brisco County: Explaining stereotypes

I recently watched an episode of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. in which a guest character qualified for the stereotype of Headstrong Woman. Brisco (Bruce Campbell) and his male partner were paid by three women to help them track the gang who stole their belongings on their move out west. When the two men […]

Scarlett’s First Award For A Perfectly Good Tough-As-Nails Female Really Being A Self-Serving Bitch Goes To”¦

It’s a tie! Between Deanna Richardson from All Saints and Lauren Reed from Alias. Hmmm, it just occurred to me that both actresses (Sibylla Budd and Melissa George respectively) are Australian. Man, we really got screwed over by that FTA. On second thought, I give it to Reed. She and Richardson both start off as […]

Young Riders – Revenge served cold

Young Riders deserves a whole series of articles, and I may just manage to give it that. It started airing in 1989, and chronicled the adventures of a group of Pony Express riders in the old west. Even though it was a fast-paced action show, the writing always managed to convey character and motivation, rather […]

She gets no respect.

NCIS again. In last Tuesday’s episode, Gibbs (team leader) ended up in a hostage situation, leaving Tony (guy on team longest) in charge of the situation. There came a time when a lead was brought up that he hadn’t thought of. He requested someone to assist him with the task and was told his boss […]

You Made Me Hate You (I Didn’t Want To Do It)

There are very few women on television that I actually enjoy watching, at least when I compare them to the sheer volume of the ones that make me cringe. So many female characters are a stereotype of some sort – Mary Sue, drippy/dippy lovelorn fool, sexpot, quirky girl, etc. Are women so incredibly tough to […]

Husbands and Wives

I’ve just watched season five of 24. At the beginning of the season, Michelle Dressler is killed by a car bomb, in which her husband Tony Almeida was severely injured in and lapses into a coma. He wakes up a few hours later and goes mental when he finds out Michelle is dead. From that […]