“Mainstream” TV

You know, Tina Fey and stuff…


When I first read about Girls, I was suspicious. The women’s studies part of my brain was all “do privileged white girls really need another ‘voice’ in popular culture, especially TV?” and “why is it called Girls, anyway? Aren’t these women, after all?” When I actually watched the show, my first question remained but the […]

A note about Felicity

Earlier this week, when I couldn’t sleep because of a terrible head cold, I started watching Felicity because it is available to stream on Netflix. I think I may have aged out of the target audience. I mean, I can easily see how 19-year-old me could’ve loved this show and found it really valuable. Incidentally, […]

Twelve weeks

This week I realized that the season four finale of Mad Men aired on the same night that my aunt Bev died. This event set off seventeen months of crappy stuff happening in what felt like a personalized attack on me and my loved ones, especially my uncle Dave and a certain ginger-haired, ginger-souled boy. […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #29 Friday Night Lights

Since it’s Friday night… In October, during the Ear Infection Crisis of 2011, I spent a lot of time on the couch.  You would think that not being able to hear very well out of either of my ears would deter me from watching TV but you would be wrong.  That’s what the volume button […]