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Now I Want to Write Grimm FanFic

After re-watching BBC America’s brilliant SF show Orphan Black, my next re-watch was NBC’s urban fantasy police procedural, Grimm. Grimm is good fun and I am enjoying it although it is at nowhere near the level of Orphan Black or … Continue reading

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Riverdale is off the Rails

I thought the first season of the CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie comics, was promising. The second season’s overarching plot includes a crime lord who has just returned home from jail, a masked serial shooter and fear-driven mobs. The … Continue reading

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Killjoys; A Pleasure

You may have gathered that I like the Syfy show Killjoys. I wrote about hackmods; I wore a Feminist Killjoy T-shirt at HawaiiCon. (A guy said, “It’s nice to see the RAC represented.”) Killjoys is a space opera conceived by … Continue reading

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Orphan Black; Which Sestra Had the Greatest Growth?

Orphan Black completed its run with the Season Five finale. The showrunners and the astonishingly versatile Tatiana Maslany managed to complete the story, wrap up loose ends and bring us out on a note of hope and female autonomy. Along … Continue reading

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Rachel Duncan: Seduced & Betrayed by Patriarchy

I predict that in a few years’ time there will be college courses in media studies devoted to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and BBC America’s Orphan Black, studying their critiques of patriarchy. Both shows recognize that patriarchy is a system, … Continue reading

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The 13th Doctor; The new, New Doctor Who

I’m jazzed about the new incarnation – er, regeneration – of the Doctor in BBC’s long running fantasy show Doctor Who. Jodie Whitaker is a great actor and it’ll be nice to have a female Doctor for a while.  I’m … Continue reading

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Will: Shakespeare in a 1970s-1580s London

TNT has a new show on Monday nights at 9:00 pm, called Will. It’s allegedly about young William Shakespeare coming to crazy London in the 1580s to make his way as a playwright. The show conjures up a time shrouded … Continue reading

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In Search of Irene Adler

Warning: Spoilers for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Last Sunday BBC America ran a Sherlock marathon. Even though the character Benedict Cumberbatch portrays is not Sherlock Holmes, I sometimes like the show, mostly for the banter … Continue reading

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BBC America’s Class; Didn’t Do Its Homework

I watched the entire first season of the Doctor Who spinoff Class, all eight episodes. If the show returns, I probably won’t watch it. There was plenty of material of value to start with, but the story squandered most of … Continue reading

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CW’s Riverdale: A Pleasure, and Not a Guilty One

CW’s TV show Riverdale creates a creepy but pleasant sense of cognitive dissonance. I am not the demographic for this show by any stretch, but Riverdale was a pleasure, and not a guilty one. I jokingly told a friend that … Continue reading

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