J.M. Suarez

J.M. Suarez has been a contributing writer at PopMatters since 2008. She's happy to talk about TV any time, any place. Really.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 138 Articles
Blogs // 25 Articles

The Leap: The Universe of Difference Between 'Pablo Honey' and 'The Bends' | 7 Apr 2015 // 9:00 PM

In jumping forward from the lackluster Pablo Honey, Radiohead finally started becoming the Radiohead that is idolized today.

Pearl Jam's 'Ten', 20 Years On | 26 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.


iZombie: Season 2, Episode 7 - "Abra Cadaver" | 23 Nov 2015 // 2:00 AM

The humor in the episode works precisely because it feels like the show is taking a breath in the middle of a season that’s been unapologetically serious and bleak, despite its moments of humor and silliness.

On the Creative Process, the Cultural Impact, and the Legacy of 'Peanuts' | 15 Nov 2015 // 8:05 PM

Only What’s Necessary is a gorgeous tribute to Charles M. Schulz that feels personal and intimate in ways that a mere biography or retrospective is unable to achieve.


The X-Files Revival Trailer: "We've Never Been in More Danger" | 29 Sep 2015 // 6:45 AM

The new trailer for The X-Files revival premiered last night during Gotham and it ticked off plenty of boxes for X-philes.

Goodbye to 'Parks and Recreation' and the Greatest Town in America | 4 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM

For a series perpetually on the verge of cancellation, it managed to carve out a special place in the television landscape.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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