Wanted: Well-Written Female Characters

What do women want? Well, here’s one answer to that age old question: well-written female characters on TV. Today’s television shows seem to splattered with female characters who are usually either underdeveloped or fit within the constraints of a trope. Often they follow two distinct tropes: the admired, ambitious career woman or the modern damsel-in-distress…

I Wanna Know How to Get Away with Murder

Beware, there are spoilers below. On September 26, 2014, ABC Studios aired the first episode of How to Get Away with Murder.  In an industry already overflowing with criminal dramas—Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, and Rizzoli & Isles, just to name a few—the producers had to be careful in crafting an original criminal/legal drama that…

Love is Not the New Black

If you talked to me anytime in the last month, you probably know how excited I was for Netflix to release season 2 of their original series, Orange is the New Black. I became obsessed with the prison drama after my roommates introduced me to it last fall. I don’t know what exactly drew me…

Fall T.V Pilots: The Dramas

As I had previously teased, here are my reviews of the five drama pilots I’ve watched. Some potential award-worthy dramas are here, as well as one huge waste of space. Dramas of Interest Terra Nova, Mondays @8pm on Fox A sci-fi pilot is probably the most difficult kind of episode you can make. You must…