Representation

Crazy-Ex Girlfriend Shows Us the Dangers of Using Love as a ‘Cure’

This article contains spoilers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend CW’s Crazy-Ex Girlfriend (streaming on Netflix for anyone in the UK) has been understandably praised across international media outlets for its great efforts to represent what life with mental illness is like, in an authentic way. Main character Rebecca Bunch (portrayed by writer …

Outcry From Fans Saves the Nine Nine! – NBC Renews for Season 6

NBC has confirmed that Brooklyn Nine Nine will move to the network after Fox announced on 10 May that it would not be renewing the show for a sixth season – and despite a loud online campaign from fans. The hashtag #RenewB99 trended on Twitter worldwide following the announcement, as fans …

No Longer Clueless: Reading Misfit Characters as Trans

After puberty has kicked you in the balls, the realisation that you are trans prompts a re-evaluation of your life up to that point. It is an overwhelming experience in which multiple, contradictory emotions can hit you all at the same time. There’s the rush of relief mingled with the …

In the Flesh: Not Your Average Zombie Show

Kieren Walker, from the tragically short lived BBC3 show In the Flesh, is quite possibly the TV character who made me feel the most seen. Keiren represented parts of me in a way that was almost uncomfortable to acknowledge  — this is where I have to interject and reassure you …

America’s Next Top Model is Progressive AF

I’m a big fan of trashy TV. For a long time, my favourite programme was The Only Way Is Essex; and my idea of a banging weekend is binge watching Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl in my pyjamas. Sure, I love a good documentary as much as the next …

Accio Diversity: Retroactive Representation in Harry Potter

Over the last twenty years I have been certain that I loved Harry Potter, but of late JK Rowling has insisted on complicating our relationship. Recently I have had to mute her on Twitter so clearly the woman who I once thought could do no wrong is testing my patience. …