Penny Dreadful Season 2 So Far
Penny Dreadful Season 2 So FarWe’re three episodes into Penny Dreadful’s second season, and I have yet to write about it here! I’ve been recapping at io9, of course, but now – after the show’s best episode ever – seems like a good time to catch up. Super-quick linkspam and notes: The season premiere, “Fresh Hell”, was an excellent return to the world that upped the stakes in ways that first felt mystifying but are already being sorted out, which is the kind of thing that you can write from the comfort of a three-week remove!…
Reign Report: “Reversal of Fortune,” “Abandoned,” “Fugitive”
Reign Report: "Reversal of Fortune," "Abandoned," "Fugitive"Going three episodes at a time turns out to be a great way to watch Reign; you get all the bursts of action and a sense of an arc – in this case, Francis’ illness and Mary’s conflict as Conde slowly becomes the bad guy – and you can just ignore all the Leiths you don’t care about!…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met Gala
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met GalaThe Met Gala was last night – the place where fashionistas and stars gather to decide who among this group of staggeringly rich adults is capable of dressing to theme. Of course, it’s one thing to dress to theme when that theme is, say, punk, or Charles James. But this year’s exhibit is titled “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and is – depending on who’s talking – a history of Chinese fashion and its influence on design in the West, or an exploration of the effects of the Western gaze on perceptions of China and Chinese fashion.…