There have been a few discussions of gay people on Mad Men, and the discussions usually get pretty derogatory. “So Kurt is a pervert.”—Harry in Season Two, The Jet Set. “I knew queers existed, I just don’t want to work with them.”—Ken in Season Two (same episode). “You people.”—Don (talking to Sal) in Season Three, […]
There are a lot of windows in episode 4.06, Consumed, of The Walking Dead. Our friends (Daryl and Carol, mostly) gaze through them; their zombie tormentors bang on them; we even see some pretty good gallows humor written on them.
In Homeland episode 4.08: Halfway to a Donut, Carrie finally realizes what Quinn knew all along: Their work has no right answers, no good choices, no moral high ground. And despite the pleasures of the episode, my overarching reaction is, so what? I mean, really, Carrie? The rest of us knew that all along.
Hell on Wheels episode 4.12, Thirteen Steps, gave us a stunning, staggering hour of television. As an experience, as a single, standalone hour, it was close to perfect. And yet, it leaves me with roiling questions about this series and its directions, especially after the announcement that next season will be its last. There’s two […]
Maybe you’ve seen this. I think it’s pretty funny. T-shirt available for purchase here.
So, on re-watching the Hell on Wheels episode Bleeding Kansas, I was struck by how damn good Anson Mount is. I rarely mention it, perhaps because my recaps are more involved in what’s going on with the show and characters, and I don’t talk about acting much at all. But Mount is worth mentioning because […]
Everyone ready for the return of Hell on Wheels this weekend? Here’s some interesting trivia. In a recent episode, Durant referred to depression as “the black dog.” I thought immediately it was an anachronism, since most people associate the phrase with Winston Churchill. However, a little research turned up some fascinating stuff. It turns out […]
[Hey, Basketcases. Here’s another post that was published in the “dead zone”–before the site crash, after the cut-off of data we were able to recover. It’s not identical to how it was before, because it was still a draft as of cut-off, but it’s still ripe for discussion. Enjoy! — Deborah] In this “wish list” […]