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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