Girls: reality, sexuality and feminism
Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Girls / Mental illness / Social commentary / Women

Girls: reality, sexuality and feminism

I recently discovered and fell in love with HBO’s award-winning series Girls. It took me some time at first, but I am now convinced that Girls is a revolutionary move in television and a huge step forward for the portrayal of women in media. Girls details the ups and downs of four very different women in their early twenties living … Continue reading

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: The Last of Us’ Ellie, strength in weakness and fighting for love
Post-apocalyptic / Survival / The Last of Us / Women

Women: The Last of Us’ Ellie, strength in weakness and fighting for love

[Warning: This post contains spoilers from The Last of Us and Left Behind DLC.] Everyone can relate to the sense of being in a battle. This might be a battle against time, circumstances, people. It might be the battle to survive, physically, socially or psychologically. Everyone can understand the sense of fighting for or against something. When I … Continue reading