With #AYearInTheLife, The Gilmore Girls’ Emancipation Comes Full Circle

The cute, fuzzy and blazing fast Gilmore Girls returned to us with a four act epilogue that finished what writer-duo Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino started out to do sixteen years ago: an uplifting and subtle message of female empowerment. 

Beware: spoilers for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

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Game of Thrones 5×01 – The Wars to Come (recap)

Angry dragons! A king burned alive! A naked Michiel Huisman! The fans have been good because the season five premiere of Game of Thrones was a gift that keeps on giving. So drink a glass of wine, spit it out and let’s talk about it!

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Tyrant – Pilot

FX’s Tyrant is one of the most anticipated shows of the summer. Controversial because of its Arabic setting and the fear of Muslim-stereotyping. Critized for its depiction of sexual violence. Uncertain because of its problematic production. Tyrant has come a long way and now it’s finally here. The show doesn’t accomplish everything it sets out to do, but is still one of the most surprising … Lees verder Tyrant – Pilot

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 11 (Part One)

When a series has reached its eleventh season, it doesn’t have to do much more than what it has already been doing. Intriguing weekly cases, every now and then a shocking episode and perhaps a romantic development. It is a standard formula. It is all the more impressive that ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ manages to surpass itself. The first part of season eleven is not only a … Lees verder Grey’s Anatomy – Season 11 (Part One)

Veronica Mars – Season 1

“I’m never getting married” a soothing but feisty female voice narrates as the camera pans over a seedy motel with flickering neon lights. The silhouettes of two lovers are visible through the drapes of one of the windows. A middle-aged man walks in a female bathrobe down the wooden stairs to the ice machine. It’s the kind of back-alley, noir realism that Veronica Mars excels in. There she is, staking out in her convertible, with a jar of coffee to help her through the night as she waits for the money shot, while preparing for the calculus exam in a couple of hours. The petite blonde lead is a lot of things at once. An unconventional protagonist. A feminist hero. A teenager. An outcast. A private detective. The list goes on and on. Even as the expositional narration, the faded colored t-shirts and the spiky hair reveal that both Veronica and her show live in the early naughties, it’s apparent that this girl should not be underestimated. 

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The Vampire Diaries – Season 4

The fourth season of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ contains all kinds of new components. The opening has changed into a more generic introduction to the show (don’t worry, they change it back later on). The show is losing some of its steam because it’s using a lot of familiar tricks (understandably so considering this is the fourth season of a show that packs more story than any other show out there). Oh, and the main character is very much dead. Season 4 feels fresh and vibrant. Because “losing steam” on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ means that it’s still pretty much the most daring, fast-paced, ahead-of-the-curb drama that is on the air, there’s still enough to enjoy. The visual effects rival that of ‘Game of Thrones’, the bloodshed and death count puts ‘Dexter’ to shame and the risk the writers dare to take make any show look like child’s play. And yet, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is still seen as that teen show about a girl in love with two vampires. Which is true. But if you judge a show by its premise, you’re going to miss out on the most fun you can have on network television. Lees verder “The Vampire Diaries – Season 4”

One Tree Hill – Season 2

Second seasons are always tricky for teen shows. The first season finale always leaves a huge mess to clean up and there aren’t a lot of relationships left to explore for the main cast. One Tree Hill fixes this problem just like almost any other character-driven show, by introducing a truckload of new characters. It adds just enough spice to the mix to keep things … Lees verder One Tree Hill – Season 2