The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “A Little Romance” (S1, Ep. 13)

In today's episode of The Great Golden Girls Marathon, we find out that Rose has begun to fall in love with one of her colleagues at the counseling center, a certain Jonathan Newman who, it turns out, is a little person. Shenanigans ensue, of course, especially when Blanche invites Rose's beau over for dinner. As it would … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “A Little Romance” (S1, Ep. 13)

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Ramsay Bolton/Snow and the Complicity of Violence in “Game of Thrones”

Warning:  Full spoilers for the show follow. Like millions of other TV viewers, I have long since grown tired of Ramsay Snow (lately Bolton), one of the few unambiguously evil characters in HBO's Game of Thrones. While I think that Iwan Rheon deserves a lot of credit for bringing this character to chilling life, I think … Continue reading Ramsay Bolton/Snow and the Complicity of Violence in “Game of Thrones”

Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014) and the Disappointment of Nostalgia

Okay, I have a confession to make. Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, I had a small (which is to say, enormous) obsession with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I saw all of the films, and I even went to the third one in theaters and enjoyed it (and if you've ever seen that film, you know … Continue reading Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014) and the Disappointment of Nostalgia

The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “The Custody Battle” (S1, Ep. 11)

In today's entry in the marathon, we talk about yet another bit of family feuding, this time between Dorothy and her younger sister Gloria. When Gloria--with all of her money--comes to town, she can't resist showing off how much she has in comparison to Dorothy's own rather meager circumstances. The real strain comes, however, when … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “The Custody Battle” (S1, Ep. 11)

The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “The Return of Dorothy’s Ex” (S1, Ep

Welcome back to the Great Golden Girls Marathon. In today's installment, we take a look at the second episode in which Dorothy's ex-husband Stan appears. While he is ostensibly in town to take care of some business with Dorothy, he ends up revealing that his new wife Chrissy has left him for a younger man. To make … Continue reading The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “The Return of Dorothy’s Ex” (S1, Ep