Friday, June 7 2013
As the title announces, these romantic games are more or less nothing. What becomes something, even as it is a lie, is the besmirching of Hero to the point that she appears to deserve, in this man's world, all manner of outcasting, even unto death.
Wednesday, March 16 2011
The last great new character to be added to Angel was Illyria, the former hell goddess who takes over the body of the beloved Fred. Through examining the crucial Illyria episode "Time Bomb" through the lens of psychoanalysis, can we learn what makes her tick?
Friday, March 6 2009
Tuesday, February 17 2009
Thursday, February 12 2009
Even as Dollhouse sounds like other TV shows and movies, it is also utterly strange, its premise literally ridiculous and intriguingly metaphorical.
Thursday, January 10 2008
This show of moral quandaries, ramifications of choice, and consequences of indifference is one of the great unsung and underappreciated series of the turn of the century.
Monday, November 8 2004
In the season overview, Joss Whedon asserts that he wanted this season to be 'operatic'. It was that.
Tuesday, May 18 2004
After five precarious seasons, Angel goes out like the ornery rock star showcase it might have been.
Monday, September 29 2003
'The mighty hero,' taunts Spike, 'reduced to a bloody bureaucrat.'
Monday, May 5 2003
Tim Minear's fourth season finale of Angel makes elegant, self-conscious commentary on the ways that corporate structures frame (if not ordain) life decisions.