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 // 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.
'Maude' Remains Funny and Groundbreaking 40 Years On | 5 Apr 2015 // 8:09 PM
Maude certainly paved the way for other strong-willed, independent, feminist characters, but she more than others will be remembered for her wit and unwavering beliefs.
'A Place To Call Home' Is a True Period Piece | 12 Mar 2015 // 8:10 PM
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.
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.
The Many Faces of Female Friendship in 'Orange Is the New Black' | 10 Jul 2014 // 3:00 AM
Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.