You know you’re in trouble when you start to root for the stake.
To rail against the Internet today in 2012 feels much like protesting the printing press or electricity or modern medicine – pointless and self-defeating.
In Sherlock, the man who has trouble writing female characters had an ideal fix to his problem: a world where women aren’t expected, wanted, or needed.
The bishops are playing politics here, and it’s the sisters who are staying steady with their orders’ commitment to doing the work they understand themselves to have been divinely assigned.
Girls has some interesting potential. Despite the fact that it’s about the lives of privileged women, the fact that television is airing anything about the lives of women is exciting.
Will the creators be able to walk the tightrope here, balancing the disparate elements of the show to keep viewers engaged? Or is Bones about to go off the rails? Or has it already fallen?
Politicians and activists beware – the viral video may be your friend for a moment, but its impact dissolves once the next big scandal comes along.
There’s something wrong if we’re having to default to a cultural script rather than following feeling.
People aren’t watching this series for the history but rather for the sex, gore, and occasional plot, which periodically crept up despite the best efforts of the writers and production staff.
We Were Here is a superb oral history from the peak years of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco.