It’s the second-to-last episode before the winter break, and there’s entirely too much guilt to go around here. It seems everybody’s got a bad case of it, from Sasha in her survivor guilt to hothead Abraham and the shady security guards of Grady Memorial.
Holy shit. Homeland Episode 4.09: There’s Something Else Going On, was kind of a heart-stopper, wasn’t it? All through the prisoner exchange, we were just not breathing. The suicide bomber kid, the Pretty Pakistani Colonel left in the dark, the creepy inquiry after Lockhart–it was all there, leading us to fear a double-cross during the […]
The Hell on Wheels season 4 finale, Further West, did what it needed to do to establish Season 5. In many ways, it was a lovely and emotionally satisfying episode, while in others, it was a little flat. Oddly, it played like the finale of a show whose fate was unknown. In such a case […]
A newer portrait of our favorite Mad Man by Grant Gould.
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, […]
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 […]
[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” […]