Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Shonda Rhimes

  • Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

    Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

    Inventing Anna, a Netflix mini-series about the rise and fall of a fake socialite from creator Shonda Rhimes, is fascinating and compelling television. I took it as a parable about the rot at the heart of the American psyche. It’s a classic tale of good and evil, truth and lies, reality and illusion.

  • Bridgerton brings Shondaland Sensibility to Regency England

    Bridgerton brings Shondaland Sensibility to Regency England

    Bridgerton is the first Shondaland series produced on Netflix. It’s already set for a second season of proper society, steamy sex, secret sins, and a racial equality rewrite.

  • Review: This Changes Everything

    Review: This Changes Everything

    I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

  • Darby Stanchfield Directs Scandal: Gladiator Wanted Web Series

    Darby Stanchfield Directs Scandal: Gladiator Wanted Web Series

    Darby Stanchfield is moving herself into the director’s chair. She’s normally in front of the camera in Scandal. In this short 6 part web series, Scandal: Gladiator Wanted, the Scandal team is looking for a new Gladiator, and Darby Stanchfield is directing. You can view the series any time on abc.com.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Women’s List

    Watch This: Trailer for The Women’s List

    The Women’s List is on your local PBS or PBS online. Fifteen women are featured in this one hour film by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Featured women include Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001, Gloria Allred, lawyer, Laurie Anderson, artist, Sara Blakely, entrepreneur, Margaret Cho, comedian, Edie Falco, actor, Elizabeth Holmes, scientist and entrepreneur, Betsey Johnson, […]

  • 3 Reasons Archie Panjabi’s Unforgettable Kalinda Sharma Deserves a Great Send Off

    3 Reasons Archie Panjabi’s Unforgettable Kalinda Sharma Deserves a Great Send Off

    Not long before #kalindasharma will unzip the boots and hang up the leather jacket.Thnx for all the lovely messages:) pic.twitter.com/UCqYItB1p2 — Archie Panjabi (@PanjabiArchie) March 25, 2015 Archie Panjabi sounds ready to hang it up in this tweet. If I were Archie Panjabi, I’d have mixed emotions about leaving The Good Wife. Archie’s had a […]

  • Brain Dump: Supergirl, Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Blacklist

    Brain Dump: Supergirl, Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Blacklist

    It’s a brain dump day. Short thoughts on big topics. Supergirl’s Costume Just released photos of Supergirl’s costume show a muted color palette. But the costume is not over-sexualized. I love that. It looks like Supergirl, but a serious super hero, not a sex object. I was hoping for brighter colors and mentioned that on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Shondaland Thursday, AKA Rhimesday, is Coming Soon to Your TV

    Shondaland Thursday, AKA Rhimesday, is Coming Soon to Your TV

    Let me count the ways that Thursday nights, AKA Rhimesday nights, are going to be amazing when the fall TV season begins. Shonda Rhimes Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson and Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew and more Kerry Washington Viola Davis That’s 3 solid hours of women lead drama from Shondaland productions. […]

  • Upcoming TV Series with Female Leads

    Upcoming TV Series with Female Leads

    New TV series in the works with women in the lead or co-lead roles look very good. Some start as soon as summer, some are scheduled for fall. Starting in June on TNT is Murder in the First, which stars Teye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. Kathleen Robertson may not continue throughout the series as lead, […]

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