"Born In The Wild"? My 13 Year Old Says No, Thank You!

Have you seen the ads for the new Lifetime reality series "Born in the Wild"? According to their website, in this new series "families take one step beyond homebirth and make the powerful choice to experience childbirth in the great outdoors. No inductions, no epidurals…just expectant mothers facing and giving birth in the arms of Mother Nature....more

The full story of media abstinence for children

Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what kind of environment we wanted for him. And one of the areas we agreed on was that we wouldn't expose him to a lot of media. The decision came from information from several sources citing that media use was not good for infants.  Since that time, more research has been done, and a more complete story has emerged....more

AHS Freak Show: Was it Good for You?

When I originally wrote about the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show, I had no idea how wrong I would actually be about the storyline, about the characters —basically about the entire season. ...more

I Think I'm Falling Out of Love With Scandal

I know this confession may make me a BBG (bad black girl) but I’ve got to get it off my chest. The hit show returns from its winter break in two days, but I’m not super excited like I have been in the past. This is a huge shift in my attitude towards the show, but then again the show has taken a huge shift in direction....more

Blogs R' Us (Almost Famous!)

Have you heard?  They are casting a new television show that will portray real life bloggers in their online funny personalities!  Eagerly filling out the application right here, I was disappointed to get an email back from the Big Wig in charge (at CBS no less!) saying I wasn’t quite what they were looking for....more

Why the Silliness of 'Galavant' Is Maybe Not the Worst Thing Ever

There are two ways to do a musical series on television.One is to set the musical aspect in a world where characters have a legitimate reason to spontaneously break into song. Shows like The Partridge Family, Fame, Glee, and Smash all took advantage of that trope, having their characters perform at any and every opportunity. ...more
I admit, I have a "sassy" sense of humor and just love this! I thought this show was just a ...more

Phoebe, Ross, Monica, and the Rest of Our Friends: Where Are They Now?

Friends first aired just over 20 years ago. To celebrate the recent release of the series for streaming on Netflix, let's take some time to speculate where each character might be now. Rachel, the youngest of the group, would be 43. Ross and Phoebe, the oldest, would be 46. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures So … what has everyone been up to? ...more
I hadn't realized how much I disliked Ross all these years until I read this. Excellent write up ...more

Books to Read Before They Hit the Screen in 2015

Now that we're in the thick of movie awards season and I'm spending way too much money heading to the theater, my mind has shifted toward some of the books headed for the big (and small!) screen next year....more
Movies based on real books are really awesome and thanks for the post. My blog ...more

Diane Lockhart is the Best Character on TV

At the start of every semester, I ask my students what’s their favorite TV show. It’s my way of introducing myself as a fangirl and also gathering a little bit of intel about their personalities.  Last spring one student answered, “The Good Wife, because it’s the unsung hero of network television.” And immediately, I gave her an A....more

Peter Pan: My First Lesbian Role Model

NBC is devoting its primetime block this Thursday night to a live production of Peter Pan. I'm excited — Peter Pan was my first lesbian role model....more