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Apr 9
5

I find this counternarrative that the tremendous self-own that was all the reputation snakes was somehow successful to be baffling.  The upshot was that Ms. Swift eventually emerged as somebody the world has come to grips with as having the flaws of most normal humans...but the totally incoherent way she went about it Read more

Apr 9
17

But obviously, being an extraordinarily racist piece of an empire declining means he was ultimately a net good in the world, which is... rare? Because of something something divine right of kings probably. Read more

Dec 30
4

There’s something so displeasing about people of colour playing the role of some of the most oppressive and bigoted people of to ever walk the earth. 

Oct 27
1

Good Lord, they just can’t help but continue Cosby’s pathologically narcissistic love of the biracial, light-skinned woman/dark-skinned Black male paradigm, can they?! Read more

Oct 19
39

This show has some really powerful individual moments, but it never coheres as a whole. Like, apparently this was all building up to Atticus sacrificing himself? That really does not feel like a natural culmination of what came before. The final scene is a confrontation between Dee and Christina, who barely interacted Read more

Oct 18
38

Well that was messy. At several points I kept thinking, where are we, why are we doing this and why are we going there? What was the deal with the baptism? Spiritual faith is pretty much sidelined in Lovecraft Country. Oh look Ji-Ah. Stick around gal, we may need to use your snake eyes to jumper cable the counter Read more

Oct 15
1

With Hannah and Hugh, it did kind of stick out to me, but there I was fine without them touching on it as, hey, maybe it just happened. It even could have been reflected that Wingrave’s were more open-minded about their staff or something like that.”

That Hugh again!  ;)  Hannah and Owen (and, yes, Rebecca too) Read more

Oct 7
2

I agree... The themes and concepts are interesting; you can understand the good intention of the writers, but man, you need to create some narrative coherence. I really can not understand the grades here: the last episode (probably the best episode in the season) only got a B?! It was a perfect story, whereas this Read more

Sep 29
4

The conversation between Josephine Baker and Hippolyta was a little too on the nose. 

Sep 29
5

Hate to say it, but I’m in full agreement. Stunned this episode was filled with bad costumes, bad accents, and cringy lines. I don’t know the book, so maybe that stuff is in there, but I do feel that some of the themes in Hippolyta’s episode have been covered (better) in Leti’s and Ruby’s stories. It’s almost Read more

Sep 28
2

I actually thought that “Meet Me in Daegu” was the last ep of the season and that it was prepping us for a new season where the ladies would take center stage for an entire season. Clearly not and my disappointment is great, especially if this will be the only episode that isn’t male story-centric. Yeah, they had an Read more

Sep 28
9

I’m loving the anthology stories each week, but I’m finding the overall story disjointed. Weirdly would have been okay if all these anthology episodes happened this season while the characters lived their normal day to day lives, and then we got the Book of Names story next season after the characters had all had Read more

Sep 21
9

I’m not trying to make any comparison between the sweet, sensitive love making of Tic and Ji-Ah (until the murderous fox tentacles showed up and fucked up the weekend) and the angry sex between he and Leti (not counting the couch scene but, then again, that happened after an intense moment after he beat the brakes off Read more

Sep 14
12

Yeah I give the flat out rape revenge some slack just because this is an over the top horror show, but I do agree with you (as a commented above it also scanned awkwardly with me since we saw a consensual but still rough act of sodomy earlier between two men... I’m not sure why, but as a gay man it just sorta rubs me Read more