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    Episode 2: A Second Chance at a First Impression →

    constarrynight:

    Didn’t like a #FallTV pilot? Don’t drop the series just yet! | Episode 2: A Second Chance at a First Impression

    As Fall TV pilots air and verdicts come in from critics and audiences alike, I’ve been thinking a lot this year about how pilots are different from episode 2.

    Pilots are…

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in west narnia born and raisedthrough the wardrobe was where i spent most of my days

    deardeerling:

    in west narnia born and raised
    through the wardrobe was where i spent most of my days

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    treat other ladies like leslie knope treats ann perkins 

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    Five Reasons to Watch Belle

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    Five Reasons to Watch Belle

    Belle

    Belletells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay, born to a British naval officer while he was stationed in the West Indies. During her childhood, he took her back to England and left her in the care of his Uncle, Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield. Dido was raised with her cousin, Elizabeth Murray and the two grow close as sisters. The painting is famous for depicting the two…

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    #belle  #belle movie  #Dido Elizabeth Belle  #Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay  #Amma Assante  #black brits  #black period pieces  #positive female friendship  #movies  #film  #cinema  #british cinema  #black cinema  #black movies  #black film 
    constarrynight:

(via Castle 7.01 Review: “Driven” | ConStarWrites.TV)
When the news broke this summer that Andrew Marlowe was stepping down as Castle showrunner, I can’t say that I was actually all that nervous. David Amann was already a Castle writer and I just had a lot of faith in the writing staff to protect Marlowe’s project, especially since 1. He’d still be around (he’s writing 7.02!) and 2. His wife still writes for the show. And after that premiere, I feel safe in my faith in the show going forward. Six plus seasons is a long time to keep things fresh—a typical procedural relies to cycling through “ripped from the headlines” cases and replacing the cast when necessary, not Castle. They somehow brought us fresh dynamics to fuel us throughout the season while keeping the characters the same.
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Check out my review/recap of Castle 7.01 “Driven”! Season seven is filled with possibility!

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    (via Castle 7.01 Review: “Driven” | ConStarWrites.TV)

    When the news broke this summer that Andrew Marlowe was stepping down as Castle showrunner, I can’t say that I was actually all that nervous. David Amann was already a Castle writer and I just had a lot of faith in the writing staff to protect Marlowe’s project, especially since 1. He’d still be around (he’s writing 7.02!) and 2. His wife still writes for the show. And after that premiere, I feel safe in my faith in the show going forward. Six plus seasons is a long time to keep things fresh—a typical procedural relies to cycling through “ripped from the headlines” cases and replacing the cast when necessary, not Castle. They somehow brought us fresh dynamics to fuel us throughout the season while keeping the characters the same.

    Click through to read more!

    Check out my review/recap of Castle 7.01 “Driven”! Season seven is filled with possibility!

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    #castle  #caskett  #recaps  #castle recaps  #castle reviews  #castle season 7  #stana katic  #nathan fillion  #seamus dever  #jon huertas  #andrew marlowe  #david amann  #castle abc  #richard castle  #kate beckett 
    (via Castle 7.01 Review: “Driven” | ConStarWrites.TV)

When the news broke this summer that Andrew Marlowe was stepping down as Castle showrunner, I can’t say that I was actually all that nervous. David Amann was already a Castle writer and I just had a lot of faith in the writing staff to protect Marlowe’s project, especially since 1. He’d still be around (he’s writing 7.02!) and 2. His wife still writes for the show. And after that premiere, I feel safe in my faith in the show going forward. Six plus seasons is a long time to keep things fresh—a typical procedural relies to cycling through “ripped from the headlines” cases and replacing the cast when necessary, not Castle. They somehow brought us fresh dynamics to fuel us throughout the season while keeping the characters the same.

Click through to read more!

    (via Castle 7.01 Review: “Driven” | ConStarWrites.TV)

    When the news broke this summer that Andrew Marlowe was stepping down as Castle showrunner, I can’t say that I was actually all that nervous. David Amann was already a Castle writer and I just had a lot of faith in the writing staff to protect Marlowe’s project, especially since 1. He’d still be around (he’s writing 7.02!) and 2. His wife still writes for the show. And after that premiere, I feel safe in my faith in the show going forward. Six plus seasons is a long time to keep things fresh—a typical procedural relies to cycling through “ripped from the headlines” cases and replacing the cast when necessary, not Castle. They somehow brought us fresh dynamics to fuel us throughout the season while keeping the characters the same.

    Click through to read more!

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    #castle  #castle season 7  #driven. caskett  #david amann  #andrew marlowe  #terri edda miller  #nathan fillion  #stana katic  #seamus dever  #jon heurtas  #season premiere  #constar watches  #constar writes  #tv overmind 
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    A few days later Cassie saw the game and asked to play it. I showed her the board and the dice, and explained how we pretend to be the Justice League, defending the Watchtower from bad guys.

    She was way into the idea. She’s seen all the episodes of Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited. She knows the Watchtower and can name almost everyone even in the extended league. She’s especially interested in the women of the league. As those of you who read the blog regularly know, she has made costumes for many of them, including Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Batgirl (who isn’t in the JL, but Cassie says she should be), and even some of the villains like Catwoman and Harley Quinn.

    But sure enough, we opened up the game to find four player heroes to choose from, and at least two dozen villains, and not a female in sight.

    “What girl can I be?” Cassie asked, digging through the game pieces.

    “I don’t think there are any girls, sweetie,” I said, anger building in me. Cause really, DC & Wonder Forge? WTF? You know it’s 2014, right?

    Cassie put down the game pieces. “I don’t want to play this, then.” She turned and moved to leave the room, and it broke my heart.

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    This is how we lose girls in genre, comics, and gaming

    Not to mention POC

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    But for all that, Cassie loves it and wants play every chance she gets. And this is why I am so pissed about the whole “no girls” thing. In addition to illustrating how they remain creatively stuck in the 60′s, DC is leaving money on the table by continuing to make their merchandise exclusive to boys.

    And they are exclusive. I know many would argue that a kid should be able to handle playing a character that’s not their own gender sometimes. I agree! But why should that mean only the girls have to suffer that?

    Because sure. Cassie could have played the game as Green Lantern, or the Flash, or whatever. But that’s all she would have been doing. Playing a game.

    When you’re a kid, playing a game is only part of the experience. The game is a gateway into imagining that you are a superhero, fighting off villains as they try to destroy the Watchtower. It is that imagination that makes a crappy board game fun.

    Don’t believe me? The first time we played, Cassie picked Hawkgirl. Then, as I was setting up the board, she ran from the room. A few minutes later she returned in her full Hawkgirl costume. Mask and mace and utility belt. Even the shoes.

    She played the entire game in costume. Never took the mask off once, even as we drank and snacked and played for hours. I had to address her as Hawkgirl, and she would only call me Flash. She’s a method actor.

    Today we played again. Cass picked Wonder Woman to be, and ran out, returning in her Wonder Woman costume and staying in character the whole time.

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    How Diversity Makes Us Smarter →

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    Episode 2: A Second Chance at a First Impression

    Didn’t like a #FallTV pilot? Don’t drop the series just yet! | Episode 2: A Second Chance at a First Impression

    As Fall TV pilots air and verdicts come in from critics and audiences alike, I’ve been thinking a lot this year about how pilots are different from episode 2.

    Pilots are written usually by one person (or the initial creative team/duo) and shot early in the year. By May there’s usually a greenlight verdict, when shows can go forward with production of season one. This is when the writing rooms…

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    #fall tv  #pilot process  #pilot season  #pilots  #television  #tv pilots  #tv writing