Criminal Minds: They Went There :(

I’ve spoken before about my love for Criminal Minds’ Penelope Garcia. I stand by that love. She rocks in many, many ways. But tonight’s episode kind of sucked for her. Major spoilers for the episode Lucky below: The case of the night was disturbing, as usual. I…wish they’d explained why the Bad Guy only killed and […]

Prison Break

[Prison Break Primer in 100 words or less, because I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea: Season 1 was about Michael breaking his brother Lincoln out of prison because Lincoln was set to be executed for a murder he didn’t commit. Several prisoners they needed favours from ended up tagging along. Season 2 was […]

“Private Practice” on motherhood

I’ve been extremely disappointed with the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, Private Practice for a number of reasons, but I crossed over to ‘pissed off’ at the underlying message of the ‘patient of the week’ story in last week’s episode. Brief summary, spoilers included: After a couple discovers that their baby girl, a few months old, is […]

In Theory, I Don’t Mind Meredith Grey…

I don’t mind that Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy has daddy issues, and indulges in emotionally void sex with men whose names she can’t remember. I don’t mind that her friends keep better track of the men in her life than she could. I’ve met women in real life who do that. I don’t mind […]

Brothers & Sisters: Seeing the big picture

I really feel like Brothers & Sisters managed to start on a feminist high note with this year’s season premiere. The ‘mother’ and ‘wife’ status issues, and the identity questions women have with respect to family roles, have always been a theme on the show, though I’ve felt that they haven’t always been the best […]

The Shaming of Lyla Garrity

I’ve been meaning to write about this episode for a while, and given that MaggieCat’s just given an overview of the character, now is as good a time as any. As MaggieCat’s article suggests, Lyla Garrity becomes an extremely complex character in ways that my reduced expectations of television shows have come to see as […]

Friday Night Lights- Lyla Garrity

When I started writing about Friday Night Lights, I knew at some point I’d have to say something about Lyla Garrity- she’s one of the most prominent female characters in the show. I kept putting it off, because I didn’t like her much. And not in the ‘you’re not supposed to like her’ way like […]