Kidding: Every Pain Needs a Name (Episode 3)

In “Every Pain Needs a Name," Kidding increases in both intensity and complexity. This episode revolves around the construct of identity; mostly regarding how identity is altered by trauma, but also how identity is reinforced by those around us, whether they are our family or millions of unknown viewers around the world. In this article, I …

Kidding: The Unraveling of Mr. Pickles (Episode 2)

Welcome back to 25YL's weekly coverage of the Showtime original series, Kidding. Daniel Shooba and I will be alternating weeks looking at the series, and in case you missed Daniel's look at Episode 1, here's a link to it: Kidding: “Green Means Go” (Episode 1). Our coverage styles will certainly be a bit different, which we …

Something’s Lost, But Something’s Gained: The Affair — Season 4 Episode 10

For the first time (I think -- at least I can't remember another episode like this) we get a three-part look at a few days in November, between Alison's chaotic funeral in Montauk and the tumultuous scene at Vik's hospital bedside in Los Angeles. It wasn't a typical episode in that regard, but also in …

She Weaves a Pattern All Her Own: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 9

The story we were told last week was not entirely true. Not even in the ballpark of truth. And in a powerhouse hour of TV with more than a few twists and painful revelations, we learned what really happened to Alison the night she died. Last week belonged to Joshua Jackson, from beginning to end. This week …

Let These Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 8

The following content deals with sensitive subject matter. Everything, from the opening theme song of every single episode of this series to the events of the last 7 episodes themselves right down to tonight's episode description should have prepared us for this. I have only one thing to do and that's Be the wave that I am …

While She Was Somewhere Being Free: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 7

We finally know whether Helen and Sierra make a connection (they do) and the whys and wherefores behind Noah and Cole's (and Anton's) journey to find Alison. This was an episode that balanced intense female empowerment with the overprotective needs of the men in Alison's orbit to look out for her. It was also heartfelt …