If season one of Hulu’s Harlots hooked us on the scandalous nature of 18th century London, season 2 turned us into ravenous addicts. The Mutineer and I watched season 2 in about two days, and they were the wildest two days of my life. I contemplated putting ten gifs of someone screaming to capture the essence of how I felt about the show, but I decided in the end to put my literature degree to use and give a thoughtful critique of the show’s social commentary, because, like I wrote last year, 18th century London is my jam. 

The 100

the 100
The CW

Based on: The 100 by Kass Morgan

Premise: Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet (IMDB).

Why I binged it: While I had heard of The 100, I wasn’t interested in it until I accidentally sat through their panel at SDCC 2015. While I usually jump at the chance to watch/read anything post-apocalyptic or dystopic, there was something about the way this was marketed that made it seem like another teen drama on the CW. Boy, was I wrong. Not only is The 100 markedly different from a great many shows in that it portrays people of varying races, ethnicities, and sexualities, but it deals with huge issues of morality and ethics. While most of the characters are indeed teenagers, they are thrust into the world of adults in ways that most of us can’t even begin to understand. One episode in, and I was hooked. This is a delicious mix of The Hunger GamesLord of the Flies, and Lost. There are even some resemblances to The Walking Dead in all the best ways.

Season 3 of The 100 begins on January 21. Check out the new trailer here.


Ah, River! Where do I begin? You’re fun and flirty, dangerous and dedicated, strong and stunning! And your hair…your lovely, free-spirited and untamed curls! It was so wonderful catching up with you last Friday. Sure, it was unexpected and you didn’t recognize me, which did hurt my feelings just a bit, but it was like the good old days! You and me against the world. Or the galaxy. So your folks weren’t there; that’s okay. And you’re apparently married to a few men right now; well that’s just a minor thing. You, my darling, tie all my strings together and remind me of me at my best. Happy Christmas, love.


Spoilers ahead, Sweetie…

A Few of My Favorite Things

So it’s the Christmas Special, a.k.a. The Husbands of River Song, which I believe calls for a little something special. So this time, fair readers, I will not bore you with a recap of the plot but instead will dive straight into a few of my favorite things from the final episode of the season, which I am hereby renaming to “A River Runs Through It.”