The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Part 2: Back and Whiter Than Ever

In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite and recent films like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Gods of Egypt (in which Egyptian mythology—a quick reminder, Egyptians are African—is playacted by a cast of almost entirely white actors), I wanted to revisit an article I wrote over a year ago: “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being.” In it, I […]

Gone Too Soon: SMASH

  I almost wanted to title this article, “In Defense of a Bad Show,” but if I’m being honest, I don’t think Smash is a bad show. It has a bad reputation, but I’m going to sit here and earnestly convince you to watch it, because I think it is worth 1,360 minutes (the approximate […]

The Man in Black: Daredevil Season One Recap

One of my favorite shows of 2015, Netflix’s Daredevil, is coming back for season two on Friday! A second season, consisting of 13 episodes, premieres on Netflix in its entirety on March 18. It will feature two new characters in particular: Elektra Natchios (an assassin and ex-girlfriend of Daredevil himself) and Frank Castle (the supervillain The […]

The Seven Women on The 100 That You Should be Watching

The 100 is easily one of my favorite shows currently airing right now (go check out its place on my Top 10 TV Shows of 2015!) and in honor of its super strong season three opening, here are seven incredibly compelling (and incredibly female) reasons to watch it. Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor): Clarke is one […]

What the Hell is Mozart in the Jungle?

  Just last month at the Golden Globes, a little Amazon series called Mozart in the Jungle—which takes the audience behind the scenes of the classical music world—came out of nowhere and won two of the highest television awards of the night: Best Television Series – Comedy; and Best Actor in a Television Series – […]

London Spy: Not the Ben Whishaw Show We Deserve

  London Spy had, in the first three quarters of its premier episode, the potential to be the gay spy drama we’d been waiting for. Ben Whishaw, who plays unassuming warehouse worker Danny, is captivating as always. He’s waifish and almost dwarfed against the cold and grey London landscape, but he holds his own. Still, […]

23 Thoughts on Grease: Live

In arbitrary honor of my 23rd birthday on Saturday, here are 23 thoughts I had while watching Grease: Live. Some of them are articulate and critical, most are not. But in the spirit of Grease, I decided to have fun with this. Oh thank god, it’s going to be corny. For some reason I expected Julianne […]

Freeform’s Shadowhunters are off to a Good Start

Just last week, Shadowhunters premiered on Freeform, the new and improved (and certainly pandering to a more modern audience) ABC Family. The name of the show may sound familiar: the series of books it is based on (The Mortal Instruments, by young adult author Cassandra Clare) was first taken to the screen in a failed […]

Moviefied’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2015

2015 was a weird year in television. We’re in a new Golden Age; everything is so good that it’s incredibly difficult to parse out the truly great—and I’ve never been more aware of it than now. I’ve looked to television with lethargy lately, with only a few bright sparks in between to remind me of […]

The Top 10 LGBTQ Characters You Should Be Watching This Fall

The fall season of television is upon us, and as we all head back to school and work, I’m here to tell you which shows you should watch out for. This time, I have my eye out for the most compelling returning LGBTQ characters on TV: characters that are not only fantastic examples of representation in […]