Television

Body politics

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

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ doesn’t properly depict addiction

While stylish and bingeable, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit fails to portray an authentic struggle with addiction.Continue...

Watching mature content with your kids: parental sin or learning opportunity?

Allowing children to watch age-inappropriate content with adult supervision isn’t the parental no-no we think it is, but a chance for parents to educate their kids on important issues children’s shows often fail to address.Continue...

‘Fresh Prince’ reunion reveals the emotional journey behind the iconic sitcom

’90s Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of my first real crushes: there was something about the way he lit up a room wearing baggy shorts and a ridiculous pattern that somehow looked good, and the way booming voice made everyone, including my parents, genuinely laugh.Continue...

Travesty in the ‘Ton: ‘Bridgerton’ slips up

Without holiday plans to look forward to and with the incoming frost chasing us all indoors for good, I entered a lull in November—then the Bridgerton trailer dropped.Continue...

‘You’ and ‘Barry’ are quiet commentaries on white male privilege

Joe Goldberg, the protagonist of the television show You , and Barry Berkman, the titular character from HBO’s Barry , have a lot in common: they both want nothing more than to fit in and feel loved, they’re both striving to become better people, and they’re both self-centred killers.Continue...

‘Supernatural’ shouldn’t have buried its only gay lead

If you’re a fan of Supernatural , you might be feeling down for two reasons: last night’s series finale, and the show’s disappointing execution of its final bid for positive queer representation.Continue...

Clare & Dale’s romance highlights the odd format of ‘The Bachelorette’

As the almighty Chris Harrison has stated many, many times, this season of The Bachelorette is “unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”Continue...

The history of Indigenous representation in film and television

It’s not controversial to state that Hollywood has a representation problem. In over 100 years of productions, positive and well-rounded Indigenous characters have been notably missing from film and television. The history of Indigenous representation is a long and messy one, with the absence of Indigenous voices in Hollywood resulting in decades of misrepresentation.Continue...

‘Emily in Paris’ tests negative for COVID-19

Netflix’s latest bingeworthy show, Emily in Paris , has been the perfect way for me to escape the harsh realities we’re facing today. From the bright, vivid colours to its amazing soundtrack, the show captures the magical essence of Paris. I was a little hesitant to watch the show, but gave it a chance after realizing Darren Star was the mastermind behind Emily in Paris—surely the creator of Sex and the City wouldn’t let me down.Continue...

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