I appreciate it when a show tries to view everyone with an open mind. Empathy is one of the keys to great storytelling, and fiction allows for that empathy to apply itself to sub-cultures even the most tolerant person would struggle with in real life. So, on a conceptual level, I appreciated House’s efforts to give Henry and his Real Doll Amy the benefit of the doubt. It makes dramatic sense, because it plays against our assumptions of the nature of such a relationship.
Dispatches from Occupied Territory – Fear is the Mind Killer By Cognitive Dissonance This is the third in a series of fictional explorations into an individual’s awakening to the suddenly unfamiliar world around and within her while... Read Post
These reviews have always evaluated White Collar against itself. And like any show, USA’s hit caper serial goes through cycles of storytelling. Viewed as a whole, seasons can be put in context quicker and appreciated for their scope... Read Post
This is how the culture of death advances. A clueless, or cowardly–or both–authority figure says he or she is against assisted suicide except as a very last resort when everything else has been tried. Never mind that medicalized kil... Read Post