J.M. Suarez has been a contributing writer at PopMatters since 2008. She's happy to talk about TV any time, any place. Really.
The Leap: The Universe of Difference Between 'Pablo Honey' and 'The Bends' | 7 Apr 2015 // 10:00 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 // 5:00 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.
On Miyazaki's Gross, Funny and Touching 'Spirited Away' | 21 Jul 2015 // 3:00 AM
The imagination of the film is unparalleled, but what truly makes Spirited Away a masterpiece is how it imbues the fantastic with so much real feeling.
'Broadchurch' Retains Its Suspense and Offers Another Excellent Season | 28 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM
Broadchurch not only continues to draw in and engage viewers, it also finds a way to add even more interest in its second season, making for a wholly satisfying series.
Goodbye to 'Parks and Recreation' and the Greatest Town in America | 4 Mar 2015 // 5:00 AM
For a series perpetually on the verge of cancellation, it managed to carve out a special place in the television landscape.
The Many Faces of Female Friendship in 'Orange Is the New Black' | 10 Jul 2014 // 4:00 AM
Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.