Review: Character development in The Walking Dead (seasons 1-5)
Bechdel test / Morality / Post-apocalyptic / Survival / The Walking Dead / The will to live / Women

Review: Character development in The Walking Dead (seasons 1-5)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers up to season 5 episode 8 of The Walking Dead.] As a huge fan of Telltale’s The Walking Dead games and the zombie apocalypse trope in general, I hold The Walking Dead TV show in high regard. Over four seasons, I have observed huge development and evolution, not just in the plot and narrative … Continue reading

Villains, love interests and The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Bechdel test / Superheroes / Villains / Women

Villains, love interests and The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I love superhero movies. I recently watched The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I didn’t feel that the first reboot brought anything new to Sam Raimi’s original and wasn’t sure about the point of its existence. The second film was more convincing for me, although moments of emotional greatness were dampened … Continue reading

Women: Chell, GLaDOS, Portal, and how to do it right
Bechdel test / Female protagonist / Portal / Women

Women: Chell, GLaDOS, Portal, and how to do it right

[Warning: this post contains spoilers about Portal and Portal 2.] When Valve’s Portal came out, it was a revolution. A character and narrative driven puzzle game? No one had ever seen anything like it. Then came Portal 2, one of the most magnificently crafted, well written and intelligent games I have experienced. So much has been said about … Continue reading