Ever since I was a kid, I’ve turned to fiction to help me deal with the harder parts of life. While I’ve never encountered a character that I felt was really like me (there aren’t a lot of black female protagonists to choose from, unfortunately), there are certain shows that can always get my mind off of things and take me away to a happier, less stressful place. Continue reading “5 TV Shows That Will Get You Through The Toughest Times Of Your Life”
If you’re one of the 5 billionty people on this Earth obsessed with The Walking Dead, then you’re probably still reeling from last night’s episode. ‘How dare they do this to us?’ you probably thought. ‘I have work in the morning, you thoughtless bastards!’
A lot of crazy shit went down. And there’s a lot to talk about, not just when it comes to what actually happened on the show, but what lead up to it, and the advertising that’s been shoved down our throats for the last 7 months.
So, let’s talk.
So if you haven’t watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead and don’t want to be spoiled, consider this your warning. SPOILERS. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE.
Now that that’s out of the way…
We all have those characters. Maybe she was the first black girl you ever witnessed having actual lines on a sci-fi show. Maybe it was her presence that let you know that girls like you could exist in those worlds.
Often their roles are small but in the color-starved oasis of genre television, the appearance of such characters can feel life-affirming for marginalized viewers. These are the characters whose stories have meant the most to me and who I clung to during a rocky adolescence. Their images would be preserved in the stained glass windows of my black girl nerd temple if I had one. They’re kinda like my patron saints, I guess; like, to the point where I’ve mentally planned the black and white half-sleeve I’d get of them if I wasn’t afraid of needles, but that’s another story.
This week in nerd rage: my displeasure with the final line of The Walking Dead’s season 4 finale was rekindled. Ever since the tension was beautifully mounted in the last few moments, only for Rick to utter that watered down nonsense (“They’re screwing with the wrong people”), I’ve basically been making this face: Continue reading “The Walking Dead S4 Deleted Scene They Never Should Have Cut”