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Harlots and 5 Other Shows to Binge Watch for People Who Celebrate Holidays Indoors

Tomorrow is the 4th of July and while there will certainly be people out in parks and on beaches celebrating with beers and whatever form of food product they eat on holidays, there are those of us who celebrate the 4th of July indoors. Netflix and holiday chill is a special form of celebration that I'm looking forward to indulging in.

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Sherlock Honest Trailer Unveils the Mystery of Watson’s “Adorable Little Run”

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the things and people you love.

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Adult Swim Announces New York Comic Con Lineup; NYCC to Take Over Hammerstein Ballroom

Werewolves and chickens!

Calling all Swim fans! New York Comic Con's Adult Swim lineup has just been announced, and there's a lot to be excited about.

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CBS Actresses and Showrunners Like Halle Berry, Lucy Liu, and Anna Faris Speak Out About Sexism in Hollywood

"We don't have a sense of community because we don't get to work with each other often." - Anna Faris

Recently,The Hollywood Reporter sat down with actresses and female showrunners of CBS shows like Mom, Elementary, and Extant to discuss their perspectives on sexism in Hollywood.

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Things We Saw Today: Feminist Sailor Scouts

Or maybe more feminist sailor scouts?

If you thought you couldn't love the ladies of Sailor Moon even more, here they are extolling the virtues of feminism and winning our hearts.

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As if Men Had a Monopoly on Murder: In Search of the Female Gus Fring

Female villains forever.

Perhaps no cultural phenomenon has generated more thinkpieces than the modern television antihero. Some of these have focused on the trend itself, and its roots in classical literature, while others have used individual milestones of the genre through the years as their jumping-off point, with Tony Soprano, Walter White & Don Draper as its primary avatars. One recurring theme in analysis of the genre has been the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of the character, and the implications thereof.

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Games, Comics, and Genre TV Earn GLAAD Award Nominations

The nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, which recognize works that have "fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." Because genre media can often be forward-thinking and groundbreaking in representation, it should come as no surprise that the things we love here on TMS are well-represented among the nominees.

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The Strength of Arrow‘s Laurel Lance and Other Women of Television

Heck yeah, female characters!

It has been a wonderful season for women in television despite how lackluster it’s been for them in film, and for evidence you need to look no further than Laurel Lance on the CW’s Arrow. (But of course, we'll look further anyway!)

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Natalie Dormer Did An AMA, Someone Hold Me

No flaws detected.

Natalie Dormer, one true Queen of England and Westeros and the Capitol and Baker Street and our hearts, did an AMA yesterday on Reddit. Shall we see if she's as charming as we want her to be? (Spoiler alert: she is).

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Natalie Dormer: “We Don’t Have Enough Young, Female Antiheroes”

“Is it the bitchy resting face?”

You know how male characters get to be jerks and terrible people all the time, but a female character acts mean to one person and they're suddenly the worst? This tendency to demand that female characters be sympathetic in order to be likeable is something Natalie Dormer knows all too well—after all, she's played a lot of complicated women.

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Things We Saw Today: A TARDIS Tortoise!

Try saying that ten times fast.

Headcanon: this is actually Sherlock's pet tortoise, Clyde, who has run off to be with an even more eccentric British gentleman.

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Things We Saw Today: Unexpected Patronuses

The Spanish Inquisition?

Alicia Braumberger's chart of rare patronuses is also available as a print or on a tote bag or pillow via Redbubble, no wand required.

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Review: Season 2 of Elementary!


This review contains spoilers for all of season two of CBS’s Elementary. Even as a fan of the show, I was not actually expecting the second season of Elementary and its finale to match what it had pulled off in Season 1—namely, because Natalie Dormer is now busy with Game of Thrones and really, Lucy Liu versus Natalie Dormer in a battle of hardcore ladies matching wits with millions of dollars, a global crime syndicate, and one man’s life in the balance? How were they going to top that? The writers still tried, bless their hearts. Which is why, even a week after the finale, I find myself confused at how they managed to underwhelm me even when I was expecting to be underwhelmed.

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Things We Saw Today: Super Captain Wolverine Man

Things We Saw Today

Quick! Get Hollywood on the phone! (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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In Praise of the Women of Elementary

Elementary is unique among the many recent retellings of A.C. Doyle’s famous detective, for better or worse depending on your tastes, because it takes familiar characters and story elements and places them in a completely new or reimagined context. While playing it fast and loose with what’s familiar might alienate some, one thing this freedom does allow Elementary to do—and do well—is give us more interesting, fun, and complex female characters to revel in.

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The Team Behind Elementary Is Doing a The Wizard of Oz Medical Drama

what is this I don't even

First Syfy puts a post-apocalyptic The Wizard of Oz in the pipeline, and now CBS is doing their own version as a medical drama. If someone doesn't get around to doing an outer space-set Wizard sci-fi comedy I will be sorely disappointed.

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Will We See Sherlock’s Irene Adler Again? Actress Lara Pulver Weighs In.

Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

The classic character Irene Adler has recently been cast for CBS's Elementary but will we see her return to BBC's Sherlock? Hear what Lara Pulver has to say on the matter. 

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Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer To Guest Star On Elementary

Today in Awesome

Even though I don't watch CBS's Elementary, I am very excited about this casting. Actress Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, will have a guest-starring role on the Sherlock series as... 

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Elementary Creator Defends Decision to Make Watson a Woman

Consider the Following

Since the show was first announced, Elementary--the upcoming CBS take on the Sherlock Holmes stories--has been under the watchful glare of the already-rabid (but often lovable) Sherlock Holmes fandom. Already drawing suspicion upon the initial announcement of the series on the grounds that it could be taken as yet another Americanized take on something already popular in Britain, the show drew even more passionate reactions when it announced that it would be casting Lucy Liu, a woman, in the role of John Watson, a traditionally male character. The creators and writers of the show are addressing the gender-swap at Comic-Con in San Diego, filling us in on the thinking that went into the decision, and letting us know the Sherlock-Watson relationship is all about friendship.

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According To Guinness, Sherlock Holmes Is The Most Portrayed Literary Human Character

Today In Obvious

To be more specific, as Sherlock Holmes would expect us to be, he's now the most portrayed literary human character in film and television according to the Guinness Book of World Records, beating William Shakespeare's Hamlet for the title. Hmm...I wonder how that happened...

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