Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Scott & Bailey

  • I Love You, Sally Wainwright

    I Love You, Sally Wainwright

    I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you.

  • Suranne Jones to Play Anne Lister in Sally Wainwright’s “Gentleman Jack”

    Suranne Jones to Play Anne Lister in Sally Wainwright’s “Gentleman Jack”

    Thrilling news today. Suranne Jones has been cast as the swashbuckling Anne Lister in the upcoming Sally Wainwright drama for the BBC and HBO. Jones should be fantastic as the brash and determined lesbian who lived in the 1830s in Yorkshire.

  • The Competent Female Sidekick Trope

    The Competent Female Sidekick Trope

    I want to point out some interesting work from other sites today. The first is a short video that I found on whohaha.com. (If you haven’t subscribed to WhoHaHa yet, you really must.) The video is from Saturday Night Live and a bit gross, but give it a chance.

  • Review: The Crimson Field

    Review: The Crimson Field

    The Crimson Field is a 6 episode series from the BBC. It aired in the UK in 2014 and is now available on Amazon Video, iTunes, and possibly from PBS On Demand. It’s about a British field hospital on the coast of France in World War I and the nurses and volunteers who care for […]

  • Nicola Walker in Two British Dramas Airing Now

    Nicola Walker in Two British Dramas Airing Now

    There’s a great article in The Daily Mail titled “Why the stars of our best TV dramas are suddenly all middle-aged women: At long last, this is grown-up television” that talks about many of my favorite actresses and shows – including Nicola Walker. Nicola Walker is my particular topic today. Walker is currently starring in […]

  • Last Tango in Halifax, Season 3, Episode 4

    Last Tango in Halifax, Season 3, Episode 4

    This episode is about grief, about dealing with loss, about flailing for the right choice when all of the choices are wrong, and about being there for the people who need you. There are spoilers ahead.

  • 33 Experts and Me Share Notable Female Characters

    33 Experts and Me Share Notable Female Characters

    I read a wonderful article called 33 Experts Share Their Notable Female Characters Of Recent Years at Bang2Write. Bang2Write asked screenwriters, directors, literary agents and other industry pros to talk about the female characters they thought were most important in recent years. The names they mentioned were absolute favorites of mine: Carrie from Homeland, Kalinda […]

  • Another Dead Lesbian and the Question of Representation

    Another Dead Lesbian and the Question of Representation

    Warning: Last Tango in Halifax spoilers. My mission on this blog is to mention, support, and promote things I like. I usually don’t mention things I don’t like. Today is an exception. I want to talk about something I don’t like: the kill-the-lesbian trope. This subject is fresh on my mind because Kate McKenzie was killed […]

  • 5 Reasons to Love Scott & Bailey

    5 Reasons to Love Scott & Bailey

    Scott & Bailey is a British detective series from iTV. It’s run for 5 seasons. It makes its way across the pond to American TV on PBS. Some local PBS stations may have episodes you can watch right now, but it depends on your locality. You’ll also find every episode available on YouTube. There are […]

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