Welcome to the Addison Recorded, the official podcast of the Addison Recorder. For season one of the podcast, Gina and I are re-capping episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the latest original series from Netflix. Join us Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the PodFort™ (aka, Gina’s dining room blanket fort) as we talk about each episode of the show starring Ellie Kemper.
Here’s our third episode! We’re excited to share it with you.
“A woman, I forget who, once asked a male friend why men felt threatened by women. He replied that they were afraid that women might laugh at them. When she asked a group of women why women felt threatened by men, they said, ‘We’re afraid they might kill us.’” – DSI Stella Gibson, The Fall
Often when I’m watching a crime show on television, I worry that Gloria Steinem might swoop into my living room and snatch away my Official Feminist Card™. I’ve always been intrigued by solving mysteries, and am often drawn to television series of that genre. But the downside to this particular fascination is that these shows are not particularly kind to women. Best-case scenario, the fairer sex is depicted as the semi-competent and often imperiled sidekick to the macho male detective. Worst-case scenario, she is an anonymous and sexualized victim, merely a prop to move the story along or to make the killer look more powerful. Even on shows with a female lead who wields some actual authority, such as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, the underlying (and very intentional) titillating nature of the crimes adds an ick factor I just can’t get past.
House of Cards, the Netflix original series is back with season three this Friday, which means that if you haven’t seen them yet, you have just enough time to binge-watch seasons one and two. And here are five (spoiler-free) reasons why you should.
A dedicated fan base broke out in cheers on Twitter when Netflix announced recently that, as of October 1, all seven seasons of the WB show “Gilmore Girls” will be available to stream. Though many of us have been able to re-watch the show on DVD, the possibility of spending time with the fast-talking, trivia-filled titular duo anytime, anywhere fills us with glee. If you’re new to the family and their perpetually-autumnal home of Stars Hallow, let me be your guide into this (sadly fictional) little corner of the world.
Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” comes back with a brand new season Friday, which means if you just maybe don’t go to work tomorrow, there’s still time to watch the 13 magnificent episodes that made up season one. Please note also that this show has an almost all-female cast, which is a rarity I’d like to support and encourage the popularity of.
Give it ’til episode three. I almost guarantee you’ll want to keep watching after that one. Here are some reasons this show is awesome.