Dysfunctional Families In Television: Triggering or Comforting

I had a rough weekend. Ongoing family issues resulted in a trauma triggering episode, causing me to spiral into a bout of anxiety, depression, and paranoia. In an effort to still the cycling flashbacks, or at least put them on the back burner as I took steps to stay healthy, I went to Netflix and sought out some comfort shows to sooth myself. Only it didn’t help. I went from

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Diversity in Television, Part 5: People With Disabilities

I saw a video of a panel held a few years ago with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki from Supernatural. One question they received was from a fan who mentioned that both Jensen and Jared acted with attention to expression and movement, making him wonder if they spoke American Sign Language or would do an episode including it. Jensen spoke up and expressed that it would be great if they

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“Blockheads” is the final episode of the fourth season. This one starts with Michael and George Michael playing lie tag on the phone. George Michael was supposed to meet his dad at the club, but runs into Rebel Alley instead. Michael calls because he can’t get into the club, and starts the lie tag saying he’s in a traffic jam because of an accident. George Michael, interested in getting to

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In “Off the Hook,” we get to see just how much Buster’s relationship with Lucille has addled his brain. After the Queen Mary debacle, Buster blithely tells the police the truth about Lucille’s actions aboard the boat. Lucille is carted away, shocked at Buster’s idiocy. Buster returns to the penthouse, assuring Lupe he’ll be fine, but minutes later he’s already laying out Lucille’s clothes and mixing martinis. He goes through

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