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6 Movies That Would Have Been Way Better as TV Shows

All that stuff needs space and time to breathe ... Hellblazer made its mark by being grubby and angry in the best way, a rallying cry against the disenfranchisement of the working class. It used super... read more

The Flaws of Persona 5 (full spoilers)

I know the idea behind Persona 5 was to give a voice to marginalized and oppressed groups, but this comes off as nothing but cheap wish fulfillment and yet another tired example of the Power of Friend... read more

Charmed (2018) Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Other Women

For instance, I’m thrilled to know the character ... narrative, a trope in which a demon masquerades as a beautiful woman in order to suck the life out of as many men as she can. Usually, it’s a stron... read more

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The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy

One of the most common tropes in all fiction is that cats ... the Lotus Cat Food Company is running out of money and needs a new source of cheap meat. Instead of pursuing simpler options, they just go ... read more

What Growing Up Without Gay Role Models Taught Me About Empathy

Queer teenagers need fictional characters ... I’d even go so far to suggest that characters like me are more important, at this point, for others than they are for me; after all, while characters repr... read more

‘Anyone Can Die?’ TV’s Recent Death Toll Says Otherwise

TV writers under pressure to deliver excitement often resort to the same array of go-to plot ... the door open to a character’s return — even for a short visit — might be preferable to yet another tro... read more

The ‘Miraculous Cure’ Trope Is Not The Disability Representation We Need

“I think that has more to do with the lack of disabled characters I see, [rather] than whether it’s a common trope or not.” That was why I felt so angry ... cane when I go for a walk. Am I feeling wel... read more

GLAAD: TV's LGBTQ Representation Is at a High But Still Needs More Diversity

and this leads to LGBTQ characters being treated as expendable when a show needs to downsize” — as evidenced by the “Bury Your Gays” trope that was highlighted in last year’s report. Broadcast TV’s re... read more

Did “Cosmos” Pick the Wrong Hero?

The updated Cosmos discusses free-floating planets between the stars, shows real images of Uranus and Neptune ... As Tyson intones in Cosmos, “for one man, Copernicus didn’t go far enough.” Starting i... read more

Is 'Fresh Off the Boat' guilty of 'othering' women and adoptees?

The show does quite a bit of “othering,” despite the fact that each episode revolves around a family’s ongoing efforts to navigate being marginalized. Case in point is episode three, “The Shunning.” I... read more

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2017

Here are the shows we loved and loathed most this year Bold ... especially when the premise was adapting the story of a not-so-famous Marvel character supposedly dealing with mental illness. But Hawle... read more

What TV Can Learn From ‘The 100’ Mess

And the tumult surrounding the show contain lessons that other shows and ... to screw up these characters, that they were aware of the [dead lesbian] trope and would avoid it even if” the actress left ... read more

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