On aspirational versus topical representation, and other heady stuff.
It's been a hard few weeks, huh? I hope you'll all try a little thought experiment with me.Read More
Gender identity is a subject where the writers of Futurama often stuck their feet in their mouths.Read More
Okay, but mostly the title is making me sad about Leonard Nimoy again.
This some A-grade Steven Universe right here. In that it is both sweet and horrifying and tearjerking within a single two-minute span.Read More
You gonna buy something or what?
Steven Universe will be back soon, so this might be our last trip to the Falls for a little while.Read More
This episode probably plays great in the Berenstein universe.
I just wanted to recap a nice, comforting episode. Why this...?Read More
We can still believe in Steven.
Steven Universe isn’t actually back until next week. But I know I could use a reminder that there’s good in the world, and I figure all of you could too. So we’re coming back a little bit early to talk about the shorts released a few weeks back, which collectively make up the runtime of an average episode.Read More
PAIN IS HILARIOUS!
IT’S TIME. IT’S A BILL EPISODE. THE BEST BILL EPISODE.Read More
RIP, Big Henry.
I really like Pacifica - I only wish this wasn't the last time we saw her spending much time with Mabel.Read More
You know what kids love? The Thing!
Farewell, overlong crush subplot. Hello rampant unchecked body horror.Read More
It's about sounding terrible TOGETHER!
Steven Universe is on hiatus, and I can't bear to leave you hanging. How about a familiar favorite?Read More
What if there was more to Padmé Amidala than her brutally mishandled final act? Actually, there is, thanks to The Clone Wars.Read More
With its fly protagonist and empowering, visually arresting messages, The Buzz on Maggie threw gendered tropes in the garbage. The aromatic, savory, delicious garbage.Read More
Estelle. Singing. This is not a drill.
There are few things more refreshing than seeing children’s media acknowledge that feeling negative emotions is a part of life.Read More
And why we'll always miss it.
Cancelled just as it was beginning to find its niche, Wander Over Yonder was a gem of a series that its network didn't quite know how to handle. Let me tell you what you missed.Read More
Even assholes are capable of great kindness.
It’s officially Trump vs. Hillary this year, and ever since the primaries, my Facebook feed has been filled with politics. I’ve seen the general attitude move from excitement to confusion, to helplessness, and anger. Now that we’re down to the final two, tensions are higher than ever. It’s so easy to reduce friends and strangers alike to nothing more than dupes of "the enemy." Which is why we need more shows like BoJack Horseman.Read More
We hope the rest of the industry's taking notes.
What sets Bojack apart more than anything else is its treatment of its lead character, and how the world refuses to ever let him off the hook for all the terrible things he’s done.Read More
Here's to 100 episodes of feelings!
I haven't seen this heavy a discussion of ethics in space warfare since Animorphs.Read More
WHO WANTS PEARL POINTS?
This is the most Steven Universe approach to fighting I've ever seen. I dig it.Read More
Oh good! You didn't need me at all...
The redemption train officially needs a long stopover in beatdown town.Read More