Articles about Television

Unreal_constance_zimmer - sqA lesson in reality

Nick Beard watches UnREAL, a drama that takes a wry look at the construction of reality TV and its effects on both the contestants and those behind the scenes

Nick Beard // 27 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Bebe Council of Girls - squareFeminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

Victoria Brewster // 2 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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Pooja Kawa previews the first episode in a four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the beginning of civilisation to the present day

Pooja Kawa // 31 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

sense8-netflix-serie-season-1-poster - SqAuthenticity in a sci-fi world

D H Kelly watches Sense8 and finds a realistic depiction of human sexuality

D H Kelly // 18 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Lisbeth drawing (sq)Salander’s legacy

Did The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo introduce a new type of hero? Agata Ostrowska thinks so, and discusses two examples from current TV shows

Agata Ostrowska // 27 July 2015

Categories: Features, Television

high_res-life-in-squares - SquareA life for themselves

Sasha Garwood attends the preview of a forthcoming three-part BBC serial telling the story of the Bloomsbury group and sisters, writer, Virginia Woolf and, artist, Vanessa Bell

Sasha Garwood // 21 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Cindy and Suzanne - squareA kinder, gentler Litchfield?

Sasha Garwood follows up on Dawn Kofie's recap of season two of Orange is the New Black, with the lowdown on the first episode of season three

Sasha Garwood // 16 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

vee-orange-is-the-new-black-season-2Orange is the New Black is Back

US women's prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix on 12 June. Before the inevitable back-to-back marathon watching sessions commence, Dawn Kofie provides a recap of season two and considers what might be on the agenda for season three

Dawn Kofie // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

High_res-louis-theroux-transgender-kids“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Hillary-ClintonPower for good?

Amelia Handy watches the recent BBC documentary about Hillary Clinton and argues that having female leadership means little if that leader's policies work to marginalise women on a national and international level

Amelia Handy // 18 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Raised-by-Wolves-Ep-3-DK9615The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dawn Kofie // 10 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Fall-Gillian-Anderson---editA Stella performance

Agata Ostrowska watches crime drama The Fall and is impressed by the staunchly feminist approach of the show's protagonist and her portrayal by Gillian Anderson

Agata Ostrowska // 3 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

“I haven’t been serious about anything since 1918”

Iona Sharma revels in the feminist joy of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Iona Sharma // 24 March 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Indian women are not the world’s daughters

Asiya Islam finds India's Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose

Asiya Islam // 12 March 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Berthaud2Bold Berthaud

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral's "feminist anti-hero" who isn't afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character's personal choices

Dawn Kofie // 11 March 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Black-Mirror-DSC3454Leave me alone

What role does gender inequality play in how we approach issues of privacy and autonomy? D H Kelly follows Gemma Varnom's Black Mirror review with an examination of the blocking theme in the show's most recent episode

D H Kelly // 26 February 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Catastrophe-Ep-3Not such a disaster after all

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie // 24 February 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

15-million-image“And you just watched”

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror's '15 Million Merits' and 'White Bear' episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society they depict

Gemma Varnom // 7 February 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

CatsCountdown2Panel shows: the numbers don’t add up

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women's representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women's presence on screen

Emily Hoyle // 10 January 2015

Categories: Features, Television

The I-word strikes again

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as "inspiring, unique and very hot" with "a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist". Gemma Varnom asks, can a disabled performer only be noticed or valued if her performance centres on her apparent otherness?

Gemma Varnom // 19 December 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Some_Girls_castFinally, the girls are centre stage

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3's Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we've come to expect

Kate Bonynge // 16 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

Masters-Showtime-promo“All taboos feel dangerous until they’re broken”

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers

Ailsa Bristow // 13 November 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

Skinny-Girl-Diet-at-RoundhouseGirls: meet your punk foremothers

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit

Stephanie Phillips // 6 July 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

X-FilesOne step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

Melissa Dunne // 18 May 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

true-detective-poster-16x9-1A Man’s Game

HBO's latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters

Kate Bonynge // 26 March 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

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