How did a television show that featured a pope dressing in medieval garb while "I'm Sexy and I Know It" played in the background end with me sobbing at the beauty and hope of it all? This series combined giddy camp (the fictional Pope Pius XIII infamously looses a kangaroo in the Vatican gardens and… Continue reading The Young Pope is Both Sillier and Deeper Than You Heard
When I was a teenager and checking out every Josh Hartnett movie from Blockbuster, I thought my obsessive celebrity love would be something I would outgrow. Yet here I am over a decade later, watching as many things with Toby Stephens in them as possible. For (probably only my own) your enjoyment, a ranking of… Continue reading Ranking Toby Stephens’ Work
It's been almost a year since I last recommended podcasts that I love, so let's do this again! 1| Fathoms Deep As reported elsewhere, I am currently obsessed with the absolutely amazing (four seasons and finished) television show Black Sails. Run by two women who understand how important it is to overanalyze every character, line,… Continue reading Podcast Recommendation List | PART 4
Did I honestly say that I wouldn't write more about Black Sails after watching the final series of the show? Don't listen to that idiot from three days ago, she was delusional to think that there wouldn't be More Feelings to share at the end of it all. Less than 24 hours after spending a… Continue reading More Black Sails Feelings!
I have spent the last week watching the first three seasons (28 episodes) of Black Sails, an impossibly compelling television show that could easily have been just a blood and boobs pirate tale, but instead chose to let its action-packed historical adventure be the foundation upon which discussions of race, gender, sexuality, storytelling, and the… Continue reading Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up | A BLACK SAILS REC
I heard a lot about 13 Reasons Why before I actually sat down to watch it, both positive and negative. I read the book when it was published in 2007, and I remember liking it and feeling impacted by it. Ten years later, though, I couldn't remember enough of the details to decide whether the… Continue reading Netflix Rec | 13 REASONS WHY
1| Apparently Thor: Ragnorak is going for a 90s punk aesthetic, and I am HERE. FOR. IT. (Especially sexy blue-eyelinered Jeff Goldblum.) 2| I've always loved Spike, but now I love James Marsters for his beautifully compassionate discussion about that horrific rape attempt in season 6 of Buffy. 3| Full disclosure: I haven't read this… Continue reading Sunday Summary #54