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The L Word: Generation Q Coverage

See below links to all of my The L Word: Generation Q coverage for Culturess.

Season 2

 

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 premiere live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 premiere review: Something blue

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 2 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 2 review: Are you happy?

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 3 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 3 review: Moving forward

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 4 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 4 review: Confront the past

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 5 review: Family feud

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 6 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 6 review: Karaoke night

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 7 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 7 review: Fear the backslide

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 8 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 8 review: Rock bottom

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 9 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 episode 9 review: Prom night

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 finale live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 finale review: What would you do?

Season 1

The L Word: Generation Q final trailer promises a more inclusive take on the beloved series

The L Word Generation Q series premiere livestream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season premiere review: It’s good to be back

The L Word Generation Q season 1 episode 2 livestream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 2 review: Old habits die hard

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 3 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 3 review: Introducing Megan Rapinoe

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 4 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q S1E4 review: Happy 40th, Shane

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 5 review: There are no right choices

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 episode 6 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q S1E6 review: Guess who’s knocking?

The L Word: Generation Q S1E7 live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q S1E7 review: Plenty of Funyuns

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 finale live stream: Watch online

The L Word: Generation Q season 1 finale review: Kansas City or Honolulu?

Season 2

The L Word: Generation Q season 2 trailer has arrived

Molly

BoJack Horseman Coverage

See below links to all of my BoJack Horseman coverage for Culturess.

Season 6

BoJack Horseman final season premiere review: A horse walks into rehab

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 2 review: Princess Carolyn does it all

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 3 review: Diane learns what it means to be happy

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 4 review: Everyone loves a (surprise) wedding

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 5 review: BoJack takes one step forward

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 6 review: Parents just don’t understand

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 7 review: BoJack goes home

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 8 review: BoJack’s past comes to a head

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 9 review: Professor Horseman

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 10 review: Diane meets Ivy Tran

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 11 review: BoJack’s bad deeds

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 12 review: 17 minutes

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 13 review: The aftermath

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 14 review: It’s a classic Todd shenanigan!

BoJack Horseman season 6 episode 15 review: Don’t stop dancing

Molly

Charmed Coverage

See below links to all of my Charmed coverage for Culturess.

Season 2

Charmed season 2 premiere review: The Charmed Ones fight a war in “Safe Space”

Charmed season 2 episode 2 review: Dead in Seattle

Charmed season 2 episode 3 review: Harry and Mel visit the astral realm

Charmed season 2 episode 4 review: Harry uncovers his dark side

Charmed season 2 episode 5 review: Harry dives into his subconscious

Charmed season 2 episode 6 review: Macy dances with the devil

Charmed season 2 episode 7 review: Ghosts of Parker past

Charmed season 2 episode 8 review: A bloody good wedding

Charmed season 2 episode 9 review: Ray of Light

Charmed season 2 episode 10 review: It’s a love polygon

Charmed season 2 episode 11 review: Bad blood

Charmed season 2 episode 12 review: Dark side of the whitelighter

Charmed season 2 episode 13 review: Break the cycle

Charmed season 2 episode 14 review: It takes two

Charmed season 2 episode 15 review: A waking nightmare

Charmed season 2 episode 16 review: Love and war

Charmed season 2 episode 17 review: Who are you?

Charmed season 2 episode 18 review: Lost memory lane

Charmed season 3: Where do Mel, Maggie, and Macy go after season 2’s impromtu ending?

Molly

Riverdale Coverage

See below links to all of my Riverdale coverage for Culturess and ScreenRant.

Season 5

Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 finale: Rebuilding Riverdale

Riverdale season 5 finale live stream: Watch online

Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 18: Face the future

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 17: Parental guidance

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 16: Saints alive

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 15: What’s new, pussycat?

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 14: Mining my business

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 13: Moose, is that you?

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Riverdale season 5 episode 12 live stream: Watch online

Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 11: Can I get an amen?

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 10: What comes next?

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 9: We need to talk about Kevin

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 8: All keyed up

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 7: Choni comes to a head

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 6: What’s Cheryl up to?

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Riverdale Queer Watch Season 5 Episode 5: Quippy Kevin returns

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 4: Queen Toni reigns

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 3: What about Fangs?

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 2: The gay Dexter of Riverdale

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Riverdale Queer Watch season 5 episode 1: Here we go again, Kevin

Riverdale season 5 premiere live stream: Watch online

Season 4

Riverdale season 4 premiere review: “In Memoriam” remembers Luke Perry

Riverdale season 4 episode 2 review: Fast times at Riverdale High

Riverdale season 4 episode 3 review: Betty saves the day in “Dog Day Afternoon”

Riverdale season 4 episode 4 review: A very Riverdale Halloween

Riverdale season 4 episode 5 review: Jughead digs into his past

Riverdale season 4 episode 6 review: The truth about Charles

Riverdale season 4 episode 7 review: Thanksgiving in Riverdale

Riverdale season 4 episode 8 review: Riverdale finally goes to therapy

Riverdale season 4 episode 9 review: Tangerine, tangerine, tangerine

Riverdale season 4 episode 10 review: Happy Spirit Week!

Riverdale season 4 episode 11 review: Quiz show fever

Riverdale season 4 episode 12 review: A man of honor

Riverdale season 4 episode 13 review: The Ides of March

Riverdale season 4 episode 14 review: Is Jughead really dead?

Riverdale season 4 episode 15 review: Cinema verite

Riverdale season 4 episode 16 review: Did you miss me?

Riverdale season 4 episode 17 review: Follow my voice

Riverdale season 4 episode 18 review: Voyeurs and vixens

Riverdale: What lies ahead for Archie and company?

Misc.

Riverdale: The Teens, Ranked By Likability

Riverdale:  The Parents, Ranked By Likability

Molly

Happy Birthday, Buffy

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you’re a nerd on the Internet, you might’ve seen a think piece or two about it. For those of you who weren’t aware of this milestone or the show itself, Buffy began as a high school drama masquerading as a supernatural monster-of-the-week escapade. Creator Joss Whedon (who went on to make some movies you may have heard of like The Avengers), came up with the a superpowered girl to challenge the stereotype of the blonde cheerleader who always died in horror movies.

This trope was played up throughout the show with frequent baddies being surprised that Buffy was the “one girl in all the world” with the power to kill vampires and other “forces of darkness.” The show used this frequent surprise as a subversion and statement on ’90s girl power, flaunting Buffy’s strength. Within the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy was always the strongest person around and would find a way to defeat evil, even when fighting a god.

Of course, Buffy didn’t do it alone. Unlike hypermasculine superheroes such as Batman, Buffy always had her friends who worked with her to plan, research, and fight. This collectivism was uniquely feminine and uniquely Buffy.

For me personally, Buffy was all-consuming for me when I first binge-watched it in 2003. I had never seen a television show that had a girl at the center of it, let alone a girl who was superpowered and in a world full of smart and funny people. Buffy quickly became my hero at a time in my life when I needed her most.

Buffy, the show and the character, will always be close to my heart. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve read the criticisms and agree it has issues of diversity and some of the sex and gender storylines could have been better. But without Buffy, there would be no Veronica Mars or Pretty Little Liars, just to name a few. When asked what my favorite television show is, I answer Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I often get a laugh, like it’s a guilty pleasure show. Buffy is a show that should be taken seriously, though, and those who laugh likely do not understand how important this show is for representation of women in the media. My favorite superhero isn’t Superman, Iron-Man, or Batman, but Buffy. “She saved the world. A lot” all while showing that being a strong woman does not necessarily mean being masculine or self-sacrificial or lonely.

All that said, Happy Birthday, Buffy.

Molly

Farewell, Leslie Knope, and Thanks for Everything

Dear Leslie Knope,

You don’t know me but I’m very familiar with your work. For the past 6 years, I’ve watched in awe as you have worked tirelessly to better your crazy little town of Pawnee, Indiana–not unlike my own hometown. Tonight, that all comes to an end (at least, until I delve into my Netflix queue again) and I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks.

First, thank you for introducing me to the world you live in. I won’t just miss you, but also your friends and the family you’ve built in the Parks and Recreation department. Donna and her unending love for her Benz. Tom and his many pursuits of both businesses and the ladies. Andy and April’s weirdly perfect loving relationship. Chris and Ann’s unending support for those around them (who I’ve already made my peace with). Ben’s love of the calzone. Ron Effing Swanson. All of these people go into making Pawnee, and you, the wonderful thing I’ve born witness to for the past 6 years.

Oh, and Jerry/Garry/Larry/Terry I guess. Whatever.

Second, thank you for being one of the first blatantly feminist characters I ever saw on television. I’ll never forget being introduced to the Pawnee Goddesses and wishing I could go back in time to when I was a kid and be a member of that troop. I loved that you considered not dating Dave because he didn’t know enough about the female political icons who adorned your office. The fact that you eventually became friends with Madeleine Albright was amazing. Thank you for slamming the media about the way women in politics are treated.

In short, Leslie, thank you for being you. You showed me that it’s OK to make mistakes and have flaws as long as you care passionately and never give up. We can use more women–people–like you in the world and you have undoubtedly inspired countless young women to speak a little louder, push a little harder, and down some whipped cream unabashedly.

I like you and I love you. And I will miss you, Leslie. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

Molly

The series finale of Parks and Recreation airs tonight on NBC at 10/9c.