I don’t often watch television. Outside of watching shows like How to Get Away with Murder, the record-setting Empire, or binging Orange is the New Black, there’s not much TV I’m interested in. I am often drawn to series that center on complex and flawed Black female protagonists and there remains a shortage of those women on television.
One of the best scientists and skeptics television has ever seen is coming back, everyone: Fox confirmed today that they’re revivingTheX-Files for six new episodes starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Last Sunday, the first season of HBO’s latest comedy Togetherness came to an end. The final moments of the episode, “Not So Together,” highlighted the subtle suspense perfected by the writer and director team made up of brothers Mark and Jay Duplass.
There is a moment halfway through season two of BBC serial killer drama The Fallwhen the indomitable Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) rebuffs a pathetic advance from her drunken boss.
“She’s the kind of person who believes that, no matter how much power you have, you can make a difference, you can contribute, you can change things. Her kind of blind spot is how slow and hard it is. How slow change it happens.” – Amy Poehler on Leslie Knope
The series finale of Parks and Recreation closed last night on a close-up of Leslie Knope, smiling into the camera. “Yes,” she said, “I’m ready.”
The most annoying character on The Walking Dead isn’t a zombie. It’s Rick Grimes. The man at the center of the hit show and best-selling comic book series is constantly undermining the women around him.