Lost Girl S5 E13 Family Portrait

The “Family Portrait” episode (season 5, episode 13) of Lost Girl is all about getting to the truth of Bo’s (Anna Silk) blood-related family and her reliance on her chosen family of friends. Inga Cadranel is back as mama succubus Aife; she’s all over this episode and gives an incredible performance.

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Fighting Against Sexism, Homophobia, Racism, and Ageism on our Screens

So many things need to be changed in the way women, LGBT people,  people of color, and the old are depicted on our screens, it sometimes seems overwhelming. After Drea’s guest post from last week, this seemed a good time to mention some leaders fighting to change the dismal facts of the situation in our culture. I want to highlight and honor some of them for their efforts. Continue reading “Fighting Against Sexism, Homophobia, Racism, and Ageism on our Screens”

Guest Post: A Last Tango in Halifax Fan Speaks Out

[Recently I wrote that after such a long delay between season 3 and 4 of Last Tango in Halifax, I thought Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) might be ready to move on to a new relationship. The lesbian fan base I thought would respond to this idea did respond – they hated it! After several lengthy comments telling me why my idea that Kate (Nina Sosanya) could be replaced was wrongheaded, I asked one of the commenters to write a guest post explaining her position in detail. Meet guest writer Drea, who describes herself by saying, “I’m just an outspoken person who hates injustice in all of its forms and I refuse to be quiet about it.”
– Virginia
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Review: The Man in the High Castle, season 1

The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon exclusive. Season 1 has been available for quite some time, but the cast was so largely male I didn’t have much enthusiasm for the story concept. Only recently did I discover that the main character is Juliana Crane (Alexa Davalos). I gave it a try. I’m glad I did.

The series is complicated with an intricate plot line and many players. I’ll keep things general in this season 1 review, and not give away too many spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Man in the High Castle, season 1”

Happy Valley S2 E3: Sad, Mad, Glad, Scared

Happy Valley S2 E3 begins with Sgt. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) talking to a therapist (David Crellin). She either has to get help or retire. Catherine chooses to fill the silence in the therapist’s office with shite.

There will be some unavoidable spoilers in this overview. Continue reading “Happy Valley S2 E3: Sad, Mad, Glad, Scared”

Watch This: Trailer for House of Cards season 4

House of Cards season 4 comes down to Underwood vs. Underwood in this trailer. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are back as Frank and Claire Underwood in this political drama set in the world’s most ruthless centers of power. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for House of Cards season 4”

Lost Girl S5 E12 Judgement Fae

In “Judgement Fae,” episode 12 of season 5 of Lost Girl, we get another of those episodes where things happen by magic, you never know who someone really is, the actors get to act like other characters because their bodies have been overtaken by some Ancient or other, and nothing is what it seems.

Many, many spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Lost Girl S5 E12 Judgement Fae”

Review: The Girl in the Book

The Girl in the Book stars Emily VanCamp and Ana Mulvoy-Ten, who share the role of Alice. Alice was abused and misused as a 14 year-old by an author who became famous using Alice’s life and stolen words to write a best seller. Now Alice has turned 29. Her life is a mess. There are spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Girl in the Book”