I just finished watching the first episode of The CW’s new Roswell reboot. There’s certainly potential in the show’s premise, but right now … it’s trying too hard. In college, my freshman roommate introduced me to Roswell — a beautifully cheesy teen drama that ran 1999-2001 — and I was quickly hooked. We’d stay up … More New CW reboot ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ is trying too hard
Holy flashbacks, Batman! I was raised on Adam West and Burt Ward’s Batman TV series. Every time we visited my grandparents’, my grandpa produced a new video tape of episodes he’d been taping since our last visit. The 1960s show — in all its unapologetically campy and cheesy brilliance — is one of the earliest shows … More “Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin” — Batman Rewatch 2018
I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives
The internet is addicted to Donald Trump. With one tweet, our president can send the entire nation into a frenzy felt on all corners of the web. Since 2016 — for a full two years now — Trump and his family have dominated media, and we can’t seem to quit talking about them. So far, the … More Help Us, Meghan Markle, You’re Our Only Hope
The CW’s expanding collection of DC Comics shows have been my favorite for a while. I’ve deeply admired the ways showrunner Greg Berlanti and his staff write strong female characters, aren’t afraid to have POC love interests, and have — again and again — cast their shows with actors who more accurately reflect the ethnic diversity … More Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?
Hey there. If you’ve been following the news, then you’re likely aware that hundreds of (literal, flag-carrying) American Nazis recently marched around Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying tiki torches, injured 19 people, and killed a woman. America’s racial wounds. They’re a thing. White Americans have spent over 400+ years, since we first started living on this continent, … More Glossary: How to Talk About America’s Racial Wounds — With Pop Culture Examples
When it comes to the great romances of literature, it’s pretty hard to beat Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy of Pride & Prejudice. If you’re familiar with Jane Austen’s classic novel, or one of its many film adaptations, you probably love Mr. Darcy. He’s the perfect romantic hero: brooding and intense, a bit misunderstood, but with a heart of … More Pride & Prejudice is Emotional Manipulation and We All Fall for It