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Aizada Arystanbek

Aiza Arystanbek primarily does academic research on gender-based violence and public culture. You could say writing about pop culture and watching the Bachelor are her guilty pleasures but Aiza refuses to feel guilty for any of her pleasures under capitalism.


The Bold Type Series Finale: Hits & Misses

The Bold Type, a glossy show about three Millenial women working at a women’s magazine in a Manhattan highrise, has come to an end after five seasons. While the fourth season was a bit of a mess, the show managed to build a solid viewership and carry on, sometimes powered solely by the incredible chemistry […]Read More


Why the Second Season of Too Hot To Handle is

The first season of Netflix’s reality show Too Hot To Handle aired soon after the lockdown started in the spring of 2020. It was a very specific period of time when everyone was so focused on consuming media online that Tiger King became a cultural moment at some point (remember that?). Too Hot To Handle, a show about a group of young single mostly […]Read More


New Season of Elite Plays Old Tropes In a Flashy

Netflix’s hit Spanish teen drama is back for another season of love triangles and plot twists. This time, the students of Las Encinas have a fresh start since the major storyline from the first three seasons has come to an end. Unfortunately, with that also followed the exit of some of the main characters, including […]Read More


12 TV Premieres to Look Out For in July 2021

We are back again with another completely arbitrary list of TV shows worth checking out next month. Feel free to add them to your watch list! Or don’t. It has been an exhausting couple of decades, we get it.  Young Royals Netflix, July 1 This is for everyone who is having The Crown withdrawal and […]Read More


Starstruck Is The Ultimate Summer Romance TV

The premise of Starstruck, a BBC and HBO Max series, sounds straight out of fanfiction, and the show embraces it with full vigor and humor. The show revolves around a 28-year-old New Zealander woman Jessie who lives in London and one night drunkenly hooks up with a British movie star Tom at a New Year’s Eve […]Read More


Pose Walks the Tightrope Between Reality and Escapism

Spoilers ahead The question of what does a show or a film that breaks the representation norms of marginalized groups owe to its viewers is a tricky one. Of course, honesty is key to ground the story and keep the audience invested. Without honesty, any story has significantly lower chances of humanizing the group it […]Read More


Seth Rogen’s Response to James Franco’s Predatory Behavior

In his interview for The Sunday Times, comedian and filmmaker Seth Rogen was asked to reflect on his previously shared support of James Franco, Rogen’s longtime collaborator. The actor stated that he does not intend to work with Franco again and appears to not sustain the same friendly relationship with him. The outspoken stance that […]Read More


The Other History of the DC Universe

I’m going to be straight with you. I never got myself into reading superhero comics no matter how hard I wanted to be that type of teenager after I watched The Dark Knight as a 14-year-old. Then, much later and already a college senior, I consciously picked up an iconic DC comic book ready to […]Read More


12 Must-Watch TV Premieres in June 2021

Summer of 2021 has been called many things. Some call it hot girl summer, others – hot vax summer, and one specific man tries to make it into white boy summer. The pressure is on to make it the summer when you get back all the wasted opportunities of reckless drinking and intense partying we’ve […]Read More


Golden Globes 2022 Dropped by NBC

Golden Globes will not be aired by NBC in 2022 due to the growing controversy around the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it […]Read More