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The Sixth Year: American Sigh Story

RAPE JOKES: Release Date + Pre-orders!

Ah! It’s Friday and I have some exciting news to share. I feel like I’ve been trying to keep from just blurting this out on the internet all week long, so I’m just going to get right to it.

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Des and the Stories We Tell About True Crime

When it comes to true crime, there’s something we have to admit upfront: it’s pretty fucked-up that we find it so entertaining.

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Jericho S1E9/10: Crossroads/Red Flag

So, in a move that seems very anti-Jericho, let’s talk a little about love.

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Compulsory Femininity, Womanhood, and Me

So, a big part of the last eighteen months or so, I have been asking myself a lot of questions about my gender identity.

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I Hate Suzie and the Deconstruction of Female Identity

You know, a few years ago, I wrote an article wondering what it would look like for a show to deconstruct femininity the same way that so much contemporary television has deconstructed masculinity. At the time, I couldn’t come up with an answer to that question, but little did I know that it was on its way – specifically, in the form of 2020’s I Hate Suzie, created by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper, and starring the latter.

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Jericho S1E7/8: Long Live the Mayor/Rogue River

You know, if there’s one thing that Jericho does right (who am I kidding, there are so very many things), it’s horror.

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The X-Files and the Monsters of That Week: The Entire Rest of Season Nine

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Jericho S1E5/6: Federal Response/9:02:00am

Thank you so much for bearing with me during this short break – things have been enormously and unexpectedly busy the last couple of weeks, and, much as I love the chance to talk to you lovely people about this lovely show, I have mostly been lying face-down in piles of pillows and eating crisps by the multipack.

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Murder in the Haunted Farmhouse: The Horror at Hinterkaifeck

via Murder in the Haunted Farmhouse: The Horror at Hinterkaifeck

Every Good Thing Eating Disorder Recovery Has Done For Me

Remember when I said that I wasn’t going to talk much about my eating disorder recovery? What a gag. We’re back, bitches, and I want to talk to you recovery.

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The X-Files and the Monsters of That Week: John Doe

The ninth season of The X-Files is not just the show’s worst season, by a country mile – it is also one of the worst seasons of television I’ve ever watched. And I’ve watched some stinkers.

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