HBO’s new comedy Silicon Valley has been enjoying a great freshman year: a second season pickup, a plum spot after megawatt hit Game of Thrones, and generally warm critical response.
The TechCrunch Disrupt storyline only served to highlight just how poorly women are portrayed on the comedy. At the conference the ratio of women to men improved slightly, but their characterization did not. We met a girl who claimed Richard was “obsessed” with her, a girl who used her feminine wiles in exchange for code, and the wife of a judge Erlich has sex with, multiple times. The only woman, besides Monica, who speaks and is not entangled in a romantic subplot is a panel judge, not exactly a fully-dimensional character. In the world of Silicon Valley, women are around to be eye candy or romantic partners, and not much more.
Wrote this awhile back but decided to repost it. Hoping they iron out their female character issues next season.
'Reign' is Ditching the Love Triangle: 5 Reasons it's Good for the Show
Reign, the CW’s newly popular period drama, is hurtling toward its first season finale with high velocity. In fact, unceasing forward momentum has become a hallmark of Reign's charming, addictive, and insane first season.
So it shouldn’t exactly have come as a surprise when executive producer Laurie McCarthy told TVLine the show planned to axe it’s major love triangle. Since the show premiered (and even before, on the promotional posters) the love triangle between the young Mary, Queen of Scots, her betrothed Prince Francis and his bastard brother Bash has been front and center.
The first half of the season
saw the love triangle drive much of the plot, as Mary hoped to save Francis from a fate foreseen by Nostradamus by marrying Bash instead. Yet after Mary ultimately married Francis, and Bash got unceremoniously stuck with Kenna, the show has seemingly hit the brakes on the big love
According to McCarthy, this is not only by design, but will continue going forward. Talking about Mary and Bash to TVLine, McCarthy stated: “There will always be a lingering thing between them, but [Kenna] is going to find herself falling for Bash, and she’s going to be successful in getting him to fall for her. Our lives have chapters. People move on.”
This is huge news, not only for those heartbroken Mary and Bash fans, but more generally for the outlook of the show. In fact, I think it’s very positive news for Reign's future. Here's why:
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Teen Wolf’s third season has been downright heart-breaking. While everyone on the show has been losing their minds, the moment that made audiences flip their lid was the death of beloved character Allison Argent….
I already miss you, Allison!
Downton Abbey recently aired its season finale on PBS, bringing a flawed and sometimes infuriating fourth season to a close. The finale was gauzy and jam-packed with stories, and it eventually went nowhere like most of the season….
Spoiler alert: I didn’t love this season of Downton Abbey.
There are few supporting characters on MTV’s hit supernatural drama …
In seasons past we found out Danny is also a computer hacker. Do you think Danny has any other hidden talents?
He seems like he’d have an unexpected hidden talent, like speaking Latin or he was a parkour specialist.
This week on Teen Wolf, new romances bloom, smokey and the firefly monster give everyone ugly tattoos and Stiles is probably moonlighting as a serial killer. Also, Derek’s apartment gets trashed again, because of course it does, because such is the life of Derek Hale….
What’s also great about this subplot is the twins think they can make up for aiding in the murder of an actual human being by throwing a party. Nice try, abs. Try again.
This week on Teen Wolf, an escaped serial killer roams Beacon Hills on mischief night, while a few romances heat up. Nothing reminds you to seize the day more than the specter of your own impending murder. “Let’s go out on a date tonight, for tomorrow we may be electrocuted!” is the number one way to get asked to prom in Beacon Hills High….
Honestly, a threesome with Allison and Scott would totally be Isaac’s best case scenario of how this love triangle works out.
This week on Pretty Little Liars, Alison’s journal reveals some harsh truths as the girls try to put the pieces together. But don’t worry, in Rosewood there are always more lies just waiting around the corner….
It’s also still impossible to tell whether Alison’s scenes are real or just really emotional dream states. The one thing we do know is that if you say Alison’s name three times she’ll crawl in through your window like Beetlejuice … or Voldemort.