Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Category: TV series

  • Bomb Girls the Movie: It’s a Go

    Bomb Girls the Movie: It’s a Go

    Bomb Girls was a Canadian series, canceled after 2 seasons. It was a WWII story about women who worked in a bomb factory called Victory Munitions. It ran in Canada on Global TV and in the U.S. on Reelz. It’s  available on Netflix. The show had a huge and enthusiastic following. After it was cancelled, […]

  • Joss Whedon: He’s Our Man!

    Joss Whedon: He’s Our Man!

    Angel, Spike, Xander, Mal Reynolds, Jayne, Dr. Horrible, Victor, Topher Brink, Tony Stark, Agent Coulson. Great characters. I enjoy them all. One thing they have in common is that they are some of the on-screen characters under the guiding mind of Joss Whedon. He uses some great characters in his stories – at least half […]

  • Last Tango in Halifax might be Last Tango in Santa Fe

    Last Tango in Halifax might be Last Tango in Santa Fe

    The Guardian tells us that Diane Keaton plans US remake of BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax. It will air on HBO. Sally Wainwright, the creator of the show, says she will be a producer of the American version but will not have a huge role in the production. I know I have lots of feelings about […]

  • 3 Top Shows From the Fall TV Season

    3 Top Shows From the Fall TV Season

    What if you picked the top 3 shows from the fall season that you were the most excited about, the most eager to see, and most wanted to recommend and talk about? That’s the question I asked myself. Here is my answer. Last Tango in Halifax Choice number 1, and an all time favorite, is […]

  • Review: Hostages

    Review: Hostages

    Hostages got off to a slow start. I’m glad I stuck with it, however, because it builds week by week with unexpected plot twists, character development that throws you off balance, and increasing suspense. Episode 5 (of 13) aired this week, and I’m now well and truly hooked.

  • Apocalyptic Thinking with The Walking Dead

    Apocalyptic Thinking with The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead is gruesome and gross and bloody. It depicts killing by all kinds of characters, including children. If you can stand looking at that, it’s worth watching. Why? Because behind all the gore, it’s a story about what humans do when faced with apocalyptic events. When they aren’t busy killing zombies, the characters […]

  • Lost Girl Season 4 Trailer: Here’s What We Know – Updated

    Lost Girl Season 4 Trailer: Here’s What We Know – Updated

    If you’re lucky enough to be Canadian, you can start watching Lost Girl in November. As a deprived American, waiting until 2014 feels like agony. Showcase is teasing us with this trailer. Okay. Here’s what we know now about season 4. Although Lauren tried at least twice to break up with Bo, there will still […]

  • Reflections on Season 1 of Last Tango in Halifax

    Reflections on Season 1 of Last Tango in Halifax

    We’ve seen all of season 1 of Last Tango in Halifax now. It’s a good time for some reflections and personal reactions. There are many – I’ll list them randomly. Credit for creating, directing and producing this show falls to Sally Wainwright. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer: Drama for the series. […]

  • Glee: The Quarterback

    Glee: The Quarterback

    Thursday evening when Glee’s The Quarterback episode in memory of Cory Monteith aired, I was at a reading by writer Terry McMillan about her new book Who Asked You? I watched Glee the next morning. I’ll get to it in a minute, I want to tell you a story first. Before Terry McMillan spoke, there was […]

  • Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S1 E6

    Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S1 E6

    The episode opens with Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi)  having a cup of coffee on their way to Celia’s. Celia tells Alan that Caroline told her when she was 18 and home from her first year at Oxford that she was interested in a woman. Celia said she didn’t want people pointing and […]

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