If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of choice-based games. When I heard Netflix’s Black Mirror came out with an interactive episode, I was intrigued. However, as I completed all five endings, I began to feel like this piece of content wasn’t made for me.
Major season two finals spoilers ahead
In the season two finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s revealed Commander Lawrence (head of the household Emily has been most recently assigned) is part of the resistance and helps his Handmaid’s and Holly/Nichole escape. But his eager helpfulness after a terrifying introduction just feels wrong.
In the Golden Age of TV, we have more critically acclaimed content than ever. With the increasing segmentation of audiences, showrunners no longer have to cater to the lowest common denominator and can write specific content for specific audiences. And with subscription based television, we’re treated to shows like Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale — two series that would never see the light of broadcast network in their current forms. And yet, with all this amazing TV surrounding us, Netflix’s season 2 of GLOW still shines as bright as its name.
This post is filled with massive spoilers of S2E9 of Westworld! Continue at your own risk!
Last night, The Simpsons aired an episode in which they briefly addressed the 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu. The documentary discusses the cultural impact the character of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has had on South Asian representation in other media, as well as the direct impact of the character on prominent South Asian and Indian actors’ lives.
Now, I won’t actually be speaking on whether the representation of Apu is fine or not in this post. I’m not Indian and I just don’t think I really have any say or insight into what is or isn’t offensive representation. However, I still think the way writers displayed their views on the subject was still ignorant.