I wrote, for Dear Television at The LA Review of Books, about the Lifetime network’s stupendous new show UnREAL, the reality TV world that it depicts, and the idea of being a “creator” in the world of television: “What does it mean to be a feminist and participate in this kind of catastrophic gender spectacle? Is that even possible?Continue reading “UNREAL”


Sarah Mesle and I are posting weekly conversations about the second season of HBO’s True Detective. Topics covered include: sadness, disappointment, hair braids, the US Women’s National Team, Game of Thrones, Disney’s Robin Hood, Antigone, Chinatown, and how much we miss Top of the Lake. The first three conversations are below: Season 2, Episode 1: “Happy Father’s Day!” Season 2,Continue reading “TRUE DETECTIVE!”