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.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
These stories are always engaging, not only because midwifery in the '50s is so interesting, but also because the midwives themselves are fully realized characters.
Sunday, May 11 2014
These are women who are rarely given a voice in television, so when a series like Orange is the New Black comes along, it’s striking in its depiction.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
As the war affects all aspects of the business, season 2 employs a more serious tone, yet it's more entertaining than thought-provoking.
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.
Tuesday, November 8 2011
Tuesday, August 2 2011
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.