Television – Feminist Frequency

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Halt and Catch Fire Recap FREQCast on 04.05: Nowhere Man
After last week’s disappointing episode of Halt and Catch Fire, this week’s was a return to form, and I was joined once again by Ryan O’Donnell of Area 5 to discuss all the storylines, little character moments and throwaway visual details (the woks!) that we loved. In addition, I pronounce Anna Chlumsky’s name correctly this time, […]
Halt and Catch Fire Recap FreqCast, Episode 2: Tonya and Nancy
This week, special guest Ryan O’Donnell of Area 5 joins me to talk about “Tonya and Nancy,” the fourth episode of Halt and Catch Fire’s fourth and final season. In contrast to the first few episodes of the season, which took their time and focused on the characters and their relationships, we felt this episode was […]
The First Episode of Our Brand New Halt and Catch Fire Recap FreqCast
We’ve both been huge fans of Halt and Catch Fire, AMC’s underappreciated drama following a group of brilliant, ambitious people through the early days of the PC revolution, the birth of online gaming, and now, in its fourth and final season, the explosion of the internet, for a long time. Last year, we reviewed season 3 […]
Jungletown and Reality TV: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being and ‘Surviving’
The onslaught of headlines indicating some dark times – regarding immigration, education, and healthcare, to name just a few areas of concern and crisis – have left a lot of us looking for escapist entertainment in our downtime. Even just an hour offline and away from the news can provide a much-needed respite. Ironically enough, though, for many […]
The FREQ Show: Hollywood Whitewashing
Although we’ve just said goodbye to our long-running Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, here at Feminist Frequency, we’re staying busy! Today marks the debut of The FREQ Show, a series where we turn our lens to some of the highlights and lowlights of pop culture, and the fascinating intersection of current events with media representations. Our first episode […]
FemFreq Fave Five: Anita’s Picks for 2016
At FemFreq, despite being deeply concerned with media and with how representations in the media impact our culture, we don’t always get to talk about the media we love. Sometimes it’s because we just don’t have time to review a particular work, and sometimes it’s simply that it doesn’t fall within the scope of what we […]
FemFreq Fave Five: Ashley’s Picks for 2016
What a daunting task: twelve months, five moments or makings, at least one or two reasons as to why each truly spoke to me. But, here we go and here they are (in no particular order). 1. Lady Dynamite It was one heck of a year for stand-up comedians, was it not? I’m talking about Maria Bamford, […]
FemFreq Fave Five: Ebony’s Picks for 2016
Composing year-end lists appeals to my desire for useless organization and my tendency toward capricious judgment.  Nevertheless, I started this project with a smug certainty that I had enjoyed absolutely nothing this year and I was going to retreat to the FemFreq bunker with my graham crackers and colored pencils. I still might. But until I do, and in the spirit […]
FemFreq Fave Five: Carolyn’s Picks for 2016
The books, films, games and television shows that spoke to me most in 2016 are linked by questions of identity: who we are in isolation and who we are in connection, how society pressures some of us to conceal our truest selves, and how brave and radical an act it can be for some of us […]
I Watched the Fall Premieres So You Don’t Have To
[tweetmeme]It’s that time of year again when we get excited for all the new TV shows only to be terribly disappointed that they’re basically the same stories and characters recycled and repackaged. This year’s fall line up has been getting a lot of buzz about how many women-led shows are being created and aired.  While this […]