Race in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

What’s the line between racist stereotypes and social commentary? To what extent can discrimination be a source of comedy? Is it OK to use exaggerated racial stereotypes when all the characters are exaggerated stereotypes? Are some things too serious for quirky comedy? These are the questions that ran through my head as I finished watching Tina Fey’s new Unbreakable […]

(Un)likeable characters in Orange is the New Black

Nothing is simple in Orange is the New Black. The show has received a lot of praise for its diversity, but it’s just as noteworthy for the complexity and moral ambiguity of its characters. We’re used to seeing male characters like Breaking Bad‘s Walter White walk a path of questionable-at-best choices and to rooting for them despite the terrible […]