J.M. Suarez has been a contributing writer at PopMatters since 2008. She’s happy to talk about TV any time, any place. Really.
Monday, September 26 2011
Released alongside Nirvana’s Nevermind, the importance of Pearl Jam's Ten has been somewhat overshadowed by that record. Here is a young band, barely together for a year, yet confident enough in it style and aware of its strengths to release a cohesive debut album that would serve as a fine indicator of its potential.
Tuesday, November 17 2009
What many of the women in Almodóvar’s films do have in common, despite their characterization as victim or martyr or heroine, is that they are survivors.
Thursday, March 12 2015
A Place to Call Home is a period piece in the best sense in that it embraces its time period completely, all the while showcasing universal themes.
Tuesday, February 10 2015
Featuring a story filled with wonderful characterizations, genuine excitement, and a perfectly earned ending, 101 Dalmatians is one of Disney's best.
Wednesday, January 7 2015
Broad City is funny, but it's also heartfelt in unexpected and strange ways.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
The Honourable Woman is smart, taut, and consistently suspenseful, without ever sacrificing character for plot, which is no easy feat.
Monday, October 27 2014
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage.
Wednesday, March 4 2015
For a series perpetually on the verge of cancellation, it managed to carve out a special place in the television landscape.
Thursday, July 10 2014
Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.
Tuesday, February 25 2014
Unfortunately, some shows seem destined for cancellation right away, regardless of critical acclaim or the support of small, fanatical groups of fans.
Monday, October 14 2013
The opening themes to some TV shows are as artful as the shows themselves.