I have not been posting much lately, mostly because …Holidays!!! and being really, really tired. I think critiquing Westworld really took a lot out of me. But when January 1st rolls around, you can expect me to get back on the horse, resume my regime, play ball, and whatever other metaphors I can mix in there.
This new year, I want to focus exclusively on television, from a Race and Feminist viewpoint. I love a lot of different types of TV, so I wouldn’t feel right only limiting myself to shows that had PoC prominently listed in the cast. Some shows just aren’t going to have that, considering the nature of the television industry, and that I’m old enough to be used to that sort of thing. I’m capable of watching shows without PoC in them, with only a little bit of grumbling.
I’ll talk about movies, mostly in the form of Meta-Critiques of the plots, themes and characters, the way I did with the Captain America and It Follows. I enjoyed writing those and people seemed to like reading them. I will keep doing Meta-Critiques of television shows too. People seemed to really like the Dolores/Maeve Meta I wrote on Westworld. Its one of my most popular metas, and I want to keep doing those types of posts.
A lot of the reason I write such things is that I enjoy reading them myself, but can’t find anything like it online. There are some things I’ve just taken it upon myself to do, and connecting popular television shows to Racial and Feminist Rhetoric, seems to be one of those things. Most of the critiques I’ve read, are primarily about the White characters, or from a White Feminist perspective. My thinking was that most of these writers don’t know enough about racialized sexism to be able to discuss the topic, and those people who are writing about it, aren’t focusing their lens at Pop culture.
Some of the critiques I’ve been turning over in my mind:
A character analysis of Sam Wilson from The Winter Soldier
An analysis of static vs dynamic characters in the movies of Quentin Tarantino
How to write a novel about the Apocalypse
The Toxic Male Duo
The Treatment of Mental Disability in Hannibal
I remember telling you guys I’d planned on reviewing the midwinter finales of The Walking Dead and Westworld. I may still do the Westworld one (Apparently I haven’t learned my lesson about that show, I guess) but the Walking Dead review is probably off the table. I’m going to wait until something really worth talking about happens, as I’m unhappy with this season.
And yeah, I’m still doing the rewatch of Hannibal. I’m almost done with season two. I’m going to finish it all up with season three, which in my mind, is the most important season. Bryan Fuller is still talking about a continuation of the series and which direction it might go. I’m lobbying for a six part series on Netflix.
I also planned a bunch of movie reviews,and I may still do them but right now, they’re not really on my radar.What I’ve listed above are just the posts I’m most excited about finishing right now, so don’t worry, the element of surprise isn’t completely gone.
Next up: My favorite books, movies and TV shows of 2016.