Power, the only Starz series I religiously watch (s/o to mom’s cable subscription), returned for its second season this past Saturday. Showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh spoke about how the female characters literally run the show.
Lifetime has announced an initiative called Broad Focus that’s designed to create more writing, directing and producing ops for women in television. Their goal is to groom talent, promote material that speaks to women and “raise awareness about the need for more women in influential content making roles throughout the…
Paul Dini is the creator and writer behind the Cartoon Network show Tower Prep, which was cancelled in 2011 after one season. Now Dini has revealed that he's fairly certain it got cut was because he wasn't doing enough to make the show appealing to boys.
Perhaps we've reached a point with sitcoms where we're giving them too much credit. They are, at their core, just supposed to be funny. But as their quality has improved, our understanding of their significance and depth has maybe gotten blown a little out of proportion.
As Breaking Bad comes to a close (AHHHH!), hopefully cultural critics will be examining viewers' vitriol against Walter White's complex, long-suffering wife — which has been so severe it's been termed "the Skyler White" effect and applied to other TV wives — at length. [Spoilers to follow.]
It's an image anyone who's watched the odd Looney Toon is familiar with –- the large, scary wife brandishing her rolling pin as she harries after her husband, a fellow diminutive in both size and spirit. The hen-pecked husband, and the nagging wife –- if you'd asked me about it a year ago, I would have told you it was…
Jim Farber of the New York Daily News asks what's got to be today's most pressing question: should we feel bad for liking The Real Housewives?
It uses role reversal; just swap the wife for Homer Simpson, Al Bundy, or the guy from King Of Queens. The point is: Gender stereotypes persist on TV.