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  1. 16 Women on Television Who Challenge The Male Gaze

    Orange is the new dismantling male dominated media.

    As described in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey’s seminal work on the objectification of women in film, the "male gaze" refers to female characters fulfilling the role of attractive, passive playthings for men. Yet many contemporary shows rebel against this model by presenting multi-layered women who demand the audience’s attention. Here are 16 characters currently on the air who do just that.

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  2. TiVo-Led Survey Says That Your Friends and Co-Workers Are Most Likely to Spoil You

    But at least time-traveling future daughters and wives have your back.

    The Internet is a treacherous place for those of us who aren't caught up on the latest episode of whatever television show everyone is talking about. According to a new survey by TiVo (hey, that's still a thing! Who knew?), though, its our friends who we should really be avoiding. Presumably so we can sit inside and watch more programs on our TiVos, I'm guessing.

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  3. The Stars of NBC’s Constantine Talk Source Material And Character Dynamics

    Cautiously Optimistic

    The 2005 film Constantine will forever have a place in my heart. It's not a great movie, but I saw it on a whim with an acquaintance I barely knew. She became my roommate and one of my dearest friends, thanks to bonding over the greatness of Tilda Swinton and the rampant silliness of the rest. Whenever I hear someone mention the on-screen version of John Constantine, I think of her, laughing all the way out of the theater. Judging by its trailer, NBC's upcoming Constantine series is an entirely different ball game. It looks properly dark and witty, and there was one visual effect that made me recoil from my keyboard ("Nana!"). By all accounts, the series hopes to win over comic fans. In a recent interview with IGN, lead actor Matt Ryan touched on just that.

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  4. Move Over, Sopranos: Game of Thrones is HBO’s Most-Watched Series To Date

    It is known

    Long may it reign.

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  5. Why You Should Watch Defiance, The Heir to Battlestar Galactica

    Essay

    June 19 marks the return of Defiance, the Syfy drama about a future Earth in which humans and various races of alien must cohabitate. In spite of being a moderate ratings success in its first season, Defiance has failed to garner the kind of critical attention it deserves. By which I mean: The people I love who love sci-fi still aren’t watching this show, and it makes me sad. It’s especially heartbreaking to see the Warehouse 13 fandom donning black armbands in preparation for the last episode and wanting to shout “Guys! There’s a place for you! And HG Wells is there and everything!” Since you have just enough time to catch up on season one, I’m here to tell you why Defiance is the new face of smart sci-fi. Just imagine I’ve got you cornered in a bar and am in that specific stage of drunk where you just want to explain how great something is.

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  6. Penny Dreadful Gets a Season Two Renewal From Showtime!

    We're happier than... well, any of the Penny Dreadful characters, really.

    Great news if you're a fan of Penny Dreadful (and you should be because it is great)! The show just got picked up for a second season according to Deadline. That means more weird terrifying literary spookiness will be had by all. We're really big fans of this show, so we're glad to see it's being kept alive.

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  7. Hulu Is in Talks to Bring Community Back to Life for a Sixth Season!

    Now, about that "and a movie"...

    When the official announcement of Community's cancelation came through, I (and approximately infinity other fans) tweeted to Dan Harmon asking if Netflix had called yet. Cult shows like Community are a perfect fit for digital platforms, and it looks like Hulu might grab this one.

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  8. 5 Women Who Could Replace Alex Trebek When He Leaves Jeopardy

    Submitted For Your Approval

    [Editor's Note: Geekosystem's Glen Tickle is visiting us today. Everyone be nice!] When Alex Trebek appeared on The Nerdist Podcast recently he mentioned he would be open to having a woman replace him as the next host of Jeopardy! when he retires. Here are a few women we think could take the job.

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  9. Netflix Bug Mashes Summaries Together to Create the 10 New Must See Shows and Movies of 2014

    Almost Totally Excellent

    Netflix, this isn't a bug. It's a feature. Summary Bug is a twitter account that started documenting how their Netflix app would smash up the first four lines of a show or movie's summary with that last line of the next one.

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  10. In Which Brave Adults Rewatch The Nightmare Fuel Of Their Youth [Video]

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    After I saw this video of adults revisiting the scary movies of their younger years, I thought to myself -- hey! What better way to start a Sunday than by slaying the monsters under our beds? I'll start: Judge Doom's fake eyes falling out. The death of Tasha Yar. Maleficent appearing in Aurora's fireplace. Velociraptors stalking Lex and Tim through the kitchen. The entirety of The Secret of NIMH. That freaking story arc on Ghostwriter with the bubblegum monster. (via Screen Rant)

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