The web today is full of celebrations of twentieth anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, I'm never one to miss an opportunity to talk about the little show that truly brought me into fandom and changed TV forever, so I'm joining the chorus. Instead of talking about how Buffy changed TV, I want to tell you about how Buffy changed me. I don't think I'd be who I am today without it.
Last night saw the finale of Game of Thrones' sixth, season, and what I think might be it's strongest in recent memory. Though it still suffered from many of the issues that have weighed the show down in recent years - too much wasted time on too many characters and stories - it was an action and surprise packed season that was very satisfying for me as a viewer, and as a feminist. So who do I thank for that?
As I've blogged, I had a baby exactly twelve weeks ago. That means a lot of things beyond my life changing (for the better) forever. One: the twelve week mark means I'm off my "maternity leave" from blogging and other semi-pro fangirl activities. Two: I spent the last few months reading a lot of fanfic. Like, A LOT. And I just wanted to rave a bit about why that makes me so happy.
As I head to my first big con for the year I wanted to share some tips and tricks for happy con going. Just so you know: the following advice is all based on various successes and (mostly) mistakes I’ve made at cons.
Since it's premiere in 2013, NBC's Hannibal has set itself apart as one of the most subversive, sumptuous and challenging shows on televisions (network or otherwise). If season three is to be our last taste, it certainly leaves an appropriate legacy which showcased much of what was great about the show, but also highlighted some of it's failings.
For the fourth episode running, Supernatural hit it out of the park in terms of quality, plot and feels with last week's episode, "Angel Heart." The episode focused on Claire Novak (Kathryn Love Newton), daughter of Jimmy Novak, Castiel's vessel, and Cas' continued attempts to make things right with her after taking away her family.
The climactic film in phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe asks - where is the line between a hero and a monster? Or, that's the idea. It's one of many themes and plots that crowds this very entertaining but extremely full film.
It's been a long time coming, but there's finally a new kickass female (non-post (present time, series lead) hero back on the CW, following in the footsteps of Veronica Mars and Buffy Summers. Now, those are not comparisons that are made lightly, and time will only tell if iZombie will join those ranks, though Mars creator Rob Thomas is behind the wheel, but right now the odds are looking pretty good for one Liv Moore. And even before we get there, it's a heck of a fun and and entertaining show.
Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther" is a pretty heavy and awesomely obscure reference to insert into an episode title, but as he has done in every episode he's written since joining the Supernatural writing staff last season, Robert Berens, delivered us an episode as complex, rewarding and dark as the title promised.
As our hero tells us in episode two of Netflix' first team up with Marvel: there are other ways to see. Many in fact. I think that's fitting because Daredevil is a different beast depending on how you look at it, and accordingly my opinion of thIs show is colored by whether I'm looking at is as a fangirl feminist, a straight up film fan, a lawyer, or a marvel buff. So, where to start...
Robbie Thompson has always shows a keen awareness of the fandom and his episodes are layered with Easter eggs, meta commentary and clever allusions that reward further exploration and discovery. But even more than that, Robbie gets these characters and what it is about them that we love. this Episode was no different.
Oh the feels. This week's episode brought them hard, but it also brought a pretty big helping of the thinks as well. As we often do on Supernatural we had two parallel stories, this time both were about family members going behind their relative's back to do what they though needed to be done to "save" their kin, or at least return them to who they were before.