In Defence of Outlander

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If you watch as much terrible television as I do, you’ll know that there’s a sweet spot between good trash and bad trash. Outlander is of the former category- a combination of romance, historical events and science fiction, it’s just the right level of ridiculous to be enjoyable.

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Bob Odenkirk, sexual albatross

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(Illustration by Gustave Doré)

My brain betrayed me recently. There is a murky, shadowed recess in the mind of every human being that occasionally regurgitates eldritch truths, truths which haunt them in the small hours of the morning when they’re chasing sleep. I am no exception to this rule. As such, a while ago I was treated to a startling personal revelation mid-way through an episode of Better Call Saul– I kinda, sorta fancy Bob Odenkirk.

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Broad City: In Heat, or hot water?

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(TW: rape)

Original post at The Boar

Broad City was universally hailed by critics as the best new sitcom of 2014- a riot of egoism, drug use and nineties hip hop, the first season follows the lives of two twenty-something slackers as they attempt to navigate the surreal yet mundane elements of life in New York.

The show’s writers Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer play fictionalised versions of themselves who are younger, stupider and grosser, but are utterly relatable. Its jubilant and irreverent expression of femininity has given the show a positive status in the feminist community- which is why it was all the more painful to find out that the latest episode ‘In Heat’ was centred on a rape joke.

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