Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Category: TV series

  • Season 2 Casting News for Orange is the New Black – Updated

    Season 2 Casting News for Orange is the New Black – Updated

    The latest from Netflix about season 2 of Orange is the New Black is that Lorraine Toussaint was added to the cast as a prisoner named Vee. Lorraine Toussaint was a regular on Body of Proof, Friday Night Lights and Saving Grace, but I love her most of all from Any Day Now. Any Day […]

  • The L Word Opening Credits (Season One)

    The L Word Opening Credits (Season One)

    Everyone fast forwarded through the credits of The L Word because they didn’t like the theme song. Big mistake. You can learn everything you need to know about all 6 seasons, all 70 episodes, just by watching the opening credits. I’ve had it in my head for years that it would be fun to do […]

  • Do You Like The Walking Dead?

    Do You Like The Walking Dead?

    I got a note from someone the other day talking about some of their favorite shows. Many were shows I like. The Walking Dead was on her list, but I’ve never watched it. Look how popular it is as a graphic novel. iCharts I love a good scifi show. I haven’t avoided this one because […]

  • Strong Women: Gale Ann Hurd

    Strong Women: Gale Ann Hurd

    I’d never heard the name Gale Ann Hurd before last weekend when I attended the BlogHer13 Conference in Chicago. Gale Ann Hurd was a keynote speaker at the event and I’m a believer in Gale Ann Hurd now. She’s currently producing The Walking Dead on AMC. Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne on The Walking Dead, […]

  • Orphan Black: Send in the Clones (Video)

    Orphan Black: Send in the Clones (Video)

    BBC Home Entertainment released a video showing a bit about how Tatiana Maslany becomes 7 different characters in Orphan Black. See Also: The Force that is Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black and The 2013 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress.

  • Social Justice Issues in Orange is the New Black

    Social Justice Issues in Orange is the New Black

    I just can’t shut up about this series. There’s a lot in it to think about. Social justice, for example.

  • Name Your Favorite Supporting Character from Orange is the New Black

    Name Your Favorite Supporting Character from Orange is the New Black

    I already posted a general review Orange is the New Black in Orange is the New Black: A Winner from Netflix. In that review I asked the question, Can you give an entire cast an Emmy for best supporting actress? Let’s talk about the supporting actresses in this series. There are so many and they are […]

  • The 2013 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress

    The 2013 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress

    The 2013 Emmy Nominations were announced. The noms I most care about were in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.  Here are the nominees. Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in Bates Motel Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of […]

  • The Force that is Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

    The Force that is Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

    I remember the speech Jennifer Beals gave in Break a Leg about how a woman has to be both beautiful and as good as Meryl Streep to make it in the movies. (You can catch the speech at the 8:29 minute mark in this video.) It is generally accepted in American culture that Meryl Streep […]

  • The Fall: Mystery Great from the BBC

    The Fall: Mystery Great from the BBC

    Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in “The Fall.” Image via BBC Two. I’m a mystery fan. Aside from the highbrow stuff I read for my book clubs, I almost always pick a mystery for my personal reading. Watching The Fall is like reading a good mystery. The Fall is a BBC Two production, available on […]

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