television

How My Mom Casually Taught Me to be a Feminist

It’s not hard for me to see how I became so demanding about my basic equal rights as a woman. The movies and TV shows that my mother surrounded me with as I grew up speaks volumes about the woman she is and feminist beliefs she taught me. My mother LOVES Mary Tyler Moore. Mary...

It’s Always Sunny on Criminal Minds

You know what’s like seeing a shooting star on the night of a full moon during a leap year while the olympics are going on? A tv show crossover.  And I’m not talking about those very special episodes that network television loves to do in order to force people into tuning into shows they normally...

Short Poppies — the best damn reason to learn to pronounce the name Rhys.

Let’s talk for just a minute about Rhys Darby, New Zealand’s most delightful and enigmatic national treasure. My fiancé and I just finished watching Short Poppies, Darby’s 8-episode faux-documentary, centering on the overly-ordinary and completely unusual fictional small town of “The Bay”. In each episode, The Bay’s mockumentary focusses on one townie of choice, always...