Archives for August 2015
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 VMAs
Few things make me feel older than watching a VMAs red carpet. That’s less because the carpet is full of young people than because I have minimal sense of what the young pop star world wants from this spotlight. “Attention” is an honest but flippant answer; every red carpet exists for attention, and dinging everybody for it doesn’t get us anywhere. Given the sheer number of women who showed up on the carpet with one leg aggressively propped outside the confines of her dress, there are trends at play here… Read more »
Penny Dreadful, Season 2
Penny Dreadful Season 2 wrapped in July! I’ve been recapping it faithfully at io9, for those who want to catch up! I will admit, after the truly amazing third episode, the rest of the season never quite recovered, for me; there were still amazing moments everywhere, but John Logan has a tendency to handwave canon in order to fit the theme of a particular scene, and after a couple of big “Wait, what?”s, some of the series’ momentum got interrupted. (Plus he killed off a couple of people he should… Read more »

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