Another Dead Lesbian TV Character and the Question of Representation

Warning: Last Tango in Halifax spoilers. I write about pop culture on my blog at Old Aint Dead. One of the TV shows I love and spend time recapping is Last Tango in Halifax. I normally love everything about this BBC series. I love the old people having a romance, I love the lesbian couple having a romance, I love the mixed-up straight woman trying to figure out how to have a suitable romance. ...more
Rubyfruit38 That's the thing, isn't it? We live and learn by telling stories. They mean the ... more

Another Dead Lesbian TV Character and the Question of Representation

Warning: Last Tango in Halifax spoilers. I write about pop culture on my blog at Old Aint Dead. One of the TV shows I love and spend time recapping is Last Tango in Halifax. I normally love everything about this BBC series. I love the old people having a romance, I love the lesbian couple having a romance, I love the mixed-up straight woman trying to figure out how to have a suitable romance. ...more
lunkhead Every time the kill-the-lesbian trope pops up, the lesbian community is incensed, but ... more

Flashy New Hip Hop Drama 'Empire' Started as a Hot Mess, But It's Getting Better Already

I was excited just like anyone else when FOX decided to launch a new show with a diverse cast. Set in the worlds of hip hop, drugs, and centered on the African American community, Empire premiered with amazing ratings.   But after viewing the first episode I was for, lack of a better word, a bit underwhelmed.  With a cast like Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, and Gabourey Sidibe I was expecting…well I don’t know what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn’t the stereotypical hot mess I came across. ...more
I've been watching and enjoying Empire. My only complaint was this week when Gladys Knight was ... more

Another Dead Lesbian TV Character and the Question of Representation

Warning: Last Tango in Halifax spoilers. I write about pop culture on my blog at Old Aint Dead. One of the TV shows I love and spend time recapping is Last Tango in Halifax. I normally love everything about this BBC series. I love the old people having a romance, I love the lesbian couple having a romance, I love the mixed-up straight woman trying to figure out how to have a suitable romance. ...more
lakesidesinger So right. Maybe the point didn't come across in the post, but there are so many ... more

Another Dead Lesbian TV Character and the Question of Representation

Warning: Last Tango in Halifax spoilers. I write about pop culture on my blog at Old Aint Dead. One of the TV shows I love and spend time recapping is Last Tango in Halifax. I normally love everything about this BBC series. I love the old people having a romance, I love the lesbian couple having a romance, I love the mixed-up straight woman trying to figure out how to have a suitable romance. ...more
ljrichs Certainly one way to creating that "teaching moment" for shows who disappoint the ... more

What's Your 'Orange Is the New Black' Bingewatch Plan?

It's breaking my heart, but I haven't yet watched the second season of Orange Is the New Black which dropped at this morning. All 13 new episodes are out there taunting me from the Netflix server. Friends who assumed I would have started already have been blowing up my phone asking something about Lindsay Lohan or warning me not to spoil it for them. I can hear Regina Spektor singing the theme song in a brain loop like a siren song, luring me to log in and press "play." I've got Orange Fever, and I've got it bad.  ...more
My plan is to watch whenever I can grab an hour away from the rest of life. I'm maybe half way ... more

Inspired By "Whip It": This 65 Year-Old Derby Ref Won't Give Up

Sweat dripping down my face, I pulled off my helmet and sat down on the ref bench next to Creepy Taco. Pinky Bruiser, Jet Blaster, Buster Chassis and Molly Misdemeanor were among those who waved their thanks and wished us a good holiday and left with shouts of, “Thanks, refs, see you next year!” ...more
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Why I Commit Time to My Small, Personal Blog

I started my blog, www.only-mama.com, around a year and a half ago with hopes of going viral and making tons of money on ad revenue. I read something somewhere that said that you should wait to put ads on your blog until you have a lot of regular visitors, so I gave myself a year to build an audience. I still don't have enough regular readers to warrant adding ads to my blog. ...more
I'm like you, small blogs with few visitors, but I just can't keep myself from writing and ... more

3 Reasons to Catch Up on 'Continuum'

Are you a fan of Continuum? If not, I'm here to convert you. First, check out this extended preview of season 3, episode 1. It's from Showcase, the Canadian source of the show. The series is set in Vancouver. It appears on SyFy in the U.S, where season 3 just began airing. ...more
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Send in the Clones and Binge Watch Orphan Black

Season 2 of Orphan Black airs April 19th and you may be asking yourself, “Self, should I binge watch the first season so that I'm ready to tune in to Season 2, or should I let this series pass me by like I did (insert series everyone tells you to watch but you’re too far behind now to ever catch up)?” Well, we watched all 10 episodes of the first season in a couple of days last week and we have some thoughts. ...more
I'm loving the reviews the two of you are doing. You're hilarious.  Regarding the clones, I'm ... more