Tag: TV

WHAT MAKES A QUEER ICON?

A cursory Google search yields few resources attempting to accurately define what makes a queer icon, well, iconic. And there’s a good reason for that. Whats makes a queer icon is at the same time simple and incredibly difficult to define. One one hand, its is easy to use blanket terms like “glamorous” or “camp”…

WHY BROADCAST TV HAS FALLEN OUT OF FAVOR

While the Primetime Emmy’s do not mean everything (often getting notoriously snubbed can actually be better for PR and viewership, just ask The Wire or Orphan Black), they certainly are a good indication of clout. This year’s Emmy nominations saw a slew of pleasant surprises among many major series and acting categories, from Zendaya’s well-deserved Outstanding Lead…

THE SHIMMERING CONTRADICTIONS OF MRS. AMERICA

As the closing credits of Mrs. America’s first episode roll, you might find yourself wondering, “Is Phyllis going to switch sides?” In the TV world, it’s a logical prediction: Phyllis leads the movement against the ERA, realizes that she actually has a lot in common with the feminists she’s fighting, abandons her movement, and joins…

7 LOW-STRESS REALITY COMPETITION SHOWS TO CALM YOU DURING QUARANTINE

Shows like The Amazing Race and Top Chef are top notch competition shows that keep us on the edge of our seats. But in a time of global pandemic, heart-pounding high-stakes competition is certainly not what everyone wants. The best thing for the overstimulated brains of those fortunate enough to be able to safely isolate…

THE TV SHOWS THAT DEFINE THE GEN-Z EXPERIENCE

Television is often the ultimate “sign of the times.” With Millennials and now Gen-Z a significant chunk of the audience to grasp, showrunners and studios have rapidly begun to diversify not only casting choices, but also content to address topics that the current youth generations truly care about. However, many shows in recent memory have…

CHARLIE’S ANGELS – 40 YEARS OF GIRL POWER INSPIRATION

This September marks 40 years since America was introduced to everyone's favorite female crime fighting trio. The iconic ABC television series, Charlie's Angels, focused on three beautiful women who just graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy who were recruited by their boss, Charlie Townsend, to work as private investigators. Charlie was an elusive boss…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 SAG AWARDS

On January 25th some of the biggest names in Hollywood joined forces to celebrate the 21st Screen Actors Guild awards. Members of the Screen Actors Guild union voted for what they all agreed to be the best in film and television from this past year, fueling the fire of speculation to who will take home an Oscar. After…

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