mylesmcnutt
Myles McNutt
mylesmcnutt
Contributor, A.V. Club, and Assistant Professor of Communication at Old Dominion University.
Feb 15
1

It was uncanny. And possibly intentional, as it was the only thing that’s managed to catch my attention in all these months of advertising. Read more

Nov 16
4

With regard to the filming of season 3 next year, it may well be a blessing that the kids will have aged several years. (Trying not to be spoiler-y.) Read more

Jun 22
2

I think that presenting his dilemma as a choice between people is more than a missed storytelling opportunity, but a fundamental misrepresentation of what sexualty is and how (most) people explore it. Read more

Jun 22
12

One of the big issues specifically pertaining to the ‘neutering’ of Victor within this story while also structuring his struggle in coming to terms with his sexuality around a decision between Mia and Benji is that it perpetuates some inaccurate and often harmful ideas about gay (and bisexual) people in the first Read more

Jun 22
2

Thanks. I literally just started watching DoaFP based on that comment. An early review I read implied the only queer representation was the mom’s coworker so I never bothered to check it out. It’s pretty charming so far and I’m looking forward to making my way through it. Still, it’s the “leaving it unspoken” that Read more

Nov 26 2019
5

Two thoughts:

1) You’re not wrong about Liam’s storyline having potential, but for me it’s about a lack of trust in the show to follow through in a meaningful way. The Obama moment, for me, was just too on-the-nose, and while it’s more subtle than the show’s other storytelling it still feels of the same cloth. Now, Read more

Nov 5 2019
8

I read the series as a tween myself, and have re-read it every year since. I can say this series is one of the reasons I decided to leave the Catholic Church at 16 and decided to explore other types of spirituality. I just finished The Secret Commonwealth and cannot wait for the next book as it deals so much with what Read more

Nov 5 2019
6

I read “La Belle Sauvage” when it came out two years ago, and found it a gripping adventure. Read more

Jun 26 2019
1

Binge watching this series on streaming services way after the fact instead of waiting and speculating week to week has probably enhanced my (and my girlfriend’s) enjoyment of the show. It’s kind of this awesome, casual, hangout show where you get to laugh along with these amazingly comedic actors and the awkward Read more

Feb 27 2019
1

Fair enough :) Just surprising given your previous blurbs about Master Q

Sep 11 2018
2

Thank you so much for your response! Reading my comment back, I know it was a little intense and really not even all directed at you. I’ve just been so aggravated with how the show has dealt with Ian for the past few seasons and it all came spilling out. I agree with what you’re saying. Cameron Monaghan seems to be Read more

Aug 21 2018
2

1) Of course! I was just stunned I didn’t have to read another “WHY is James Corden still a thing?” piece by someone who never watches the damn show. To actually get a well-thought and fair reading of a bit that (still!) lots of people have only seen a couple of times was great. Read more

Aug 21 2018
2

Agreed, the contrast in the Tonight Show chat was weird (especially since it aired - I think - a day after Carpool dropped). It could be Team Grande overanalyzing and wanting to “save” the Pete stuff for Fallon and focus Carpool on her singing. The whole thing has been weird - that “listening party” thing with the new Read more

Aug 20 2018
5

They’ve had a unique challenge where, at first it was very difficult for them to get anyone - especially anyone truly huge - to do the bit. It’s disarming, it’s outside of the artist’s comfort zone and representation’s full control. But now it’s gotten so big and has, as you note, as close to a guarantee of a massive Read more

Aug 20 2018
1

Since we’re on Max Martin, I honestly prefer Into You over either Shake it Off or Since U Been Gone, but I couldn’t figure out how to make a pun out of it. >_<

Aug 7 2018
4

“As I noted in the previous review, Frieda did notice Cindy’s note, and uses it to her advantage: that’s a detail that is stretched across two episodes, a bit of storytelling that really only works in binge form. If there was a week between these episodes, only a “Previously On” would have likely reminded us of that.” Read more