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Legend of Korra Gay Korrasami
5.0

Progressive Legend of Korra Ends on Fantastic Queer Note

The Legend of Korra’s progressiveness isn't just in its queer lead. It is often in its refusal to talk down to its audience or force idealism onto them. The show crafts a deeply flawed world where there are no right answers and provides heroes who are capable of being just as hurtful and oppressive as the villains.

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2.0abysmal

Review: The Battle of the Five Armies – Style Over Substance

But its treatment of women is just one more example of Five Armies' predilection for style over substance. The film has the look of tragedy, the look of "strong female characters," and of course its visual appearance is nothing short of stunning. But beneath it all is a narrative that has been stretched far too thin to bear any narrative or thematic weight. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a children’s book about adventure and the joys of going home again. The Hobbit trilogy, and Battle of the Five Armies in particular, is a celebration of the glory of war, where even death and loss are romanticized. If there’s any true hubris in the tragedy of The Hobbit trilogy, perhaps that’s it.

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Legend of Korra Gay Korrasami
5.0

Progressive Legend of Korra Ends on Fantastic Queer Note

The Legend of Korra’s progressiveness isn't just in its queer lead. It is often in its refusal to talk down to its audience or force idealism onto them. The show crafts a deeply flawed world where there are no right answers and provides heroes who are capable of being just as hurtful and oppressive as the villains.
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2.5

Review: Once Upon a Time – ‘Fall’

Regina’s descent into giggly romanticism, tenderness, and heroism has been surprisingly gradual. Lana Parilla has come a very long way in her portrayal of her, but it’s only when Regina warns Robin that you realize how far she’s taken the character. Here’s a good-hearted woman legitimately terrified of what she’s capable of.
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4.0

Review: Grey’s Anatomy Mid-Season Finale – ‘Risk’

or the first time since season 5 they have lives entirely apart from one another, but they still find that one quiet moment to come together and simply soak in the familiar comfort of each other. While the music of the scene is overwrought the emotions at play are not. Callie, often given to big and loud feelings, is muted in her defeat, and Arizona, too often a stony-faced is instead there with a gentle smile and soft expressions of concern.