Television

Body politics

We expect popular media to be aspirational, but when it mirrors our own lives, we get judgmental.Continue...

“OK, see you!”: Kim’s Convenience comes to an abrupt end after five seasons

The news that Kim’s Convenience will be ending early took many fans by surprise.Continue...

The magical optimism of children’s television

There comes a time in our lives when we feel we’re supposed to leave children’s media behind.Continue...

The Bachelor’s racism doesn’t end with Chris Harrison

After 19 years of hosting ABC’s The Bachelor , The Bachelorette , and Bachelor in Paradise , Chris Harrison is stepping aside. It’s unknown when or if he will return.Continue...

Streaming should be the end of reality TV

If video killed the radio star, then streaming should kill reality television.Continue...

Why I fall back into ‘comfort watching’

“Are you still watching?” This is the prompt that appears when Netflix is concerned you’re spending too much time in front of the screen.Continue...

Onscreen abortion representation is vital, but has its limits

Abortion isn’t just a right; it’s a choice made by women every day. Mainstream media should represent the procedure as such—at the very least an option, if not a decision made—though we can’t rely on Hollywood to do the heavy lifting when it comes to improving access to abortion and contraceptives.Continue...

‘Euphoria’s special episodes are beautifully unnecessary

When Euphoria announced two unexpected special episodes last November, there wasn’t much indication of what those episodes would look like.Continue...

‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ does too much with too little

With a mere six-episode season, Fate: The Winx Saga —a teen adaptation of Nickelodeon’s hit Winx Club series—already lacked the space to do much with the vast world it inherited from its predecessor. While it uses the rich Winx world to its advantage, Fate tries to do too much with the little it has.Continue...

‘The Crown’ brilliantly portrays the decline of the British monarchy

I swore I would never be one of those people who watched The Crown . From the outside, it seemed like another series about the uptight British monarchy, layered with dry political humour and hidden history lessons in every episode.Continue...

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