Jane the Virgin | Chapter 38

  Episode 38   It should be noted: Magna Magna in the recap from the get-go? This is not good. That soulless woman ruins everything. Mateo Sr. I’m sure he had flaws. Everyone has flaws. But Matteo 1 in these heartwarming flashbacks, I can’t take it. Hello,...

Jane the Virgin | Chapter 37

  Episode 37   It should be noted: Fail, fail, fail, pass. There are more stark red Xs than bright green checks, as the narrator gleefully puts scenes through the Bechdel Test. Ah yes, that is the test that requires that two women, with names, must discuss...

Mr. Robot 1.7

  Mr. Robot eps1.7_eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v   Bullshit disguised as insight: In the beginning, it was shocking that Angela and Darlene were so chummy. I noted the white Angela was wearing, and the black on Darlene. I was drawing Black Swan comparisons, fairly...

Mr. Robot 1.6

  Mr. Robot eps1.6_eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv   Bullshit disguised as insight: There really were several seconds that I thought this was Shayla’s twin picking up her stuff, but it turns out to be a flashback with Elliot and Shayla. But can you blame me? Elliot...

Mr. Robot 1.5

  Mr. Robot eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf   Bullshit disguised as insight: Poor, sweet, innocent (in this particular instance) Shayla. Poor, poor Elliot, who on some level, probably blames himself for her death. Of course, of course, it’s not his fault, though...

Vikings, First Impressions

Spoiler-free Impressions and Components Skip ahead for further analysis containing details from the first 3 episodes of season 1. It’s a solidly entertaining show. I enjoyed it. From the beginning, the show sets the expectation for violence, lots of blood, fantastical...