This list would not be complete without a song from the sixth and final season of Girls, a show which has beautifully coexisted with music throughout its entire run.
By now you may be noticing that each of the scenes I am featuring have female characters at the helm. This was an unintentional coincidence, but I think it speaks to how many female voices are being showcased on TV right now. It also makes sense that I have been most drawn to shows which make it a point to feature women in a powerful and nuanced light, because I’m a complete narcissist.
My favorite new show of 2017 is Marvel’s Legion, which allowed creator Noah Hawley to blast into creative overdrive to create something artistic and unique within the Marvel Universe.
For this superhero loving lady, Legion was just one of quite a few boundary pushing shows and films featuring characters from the Marvel Universe (Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor Ragnarok, The Gifted, and Runaways stand out as highlights).
What does a show about female wrestlers and a show about intense female oppression have in common? Stellar jams!
Hulu’s original show, The Handmaid’s Tale was adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred in an astounding performance which has been duly showered with accolades and awards. Her sardonic voice-overs bring an odd levity to a truly grim dystopian future where women have been stripped of their humanity after fertility becomes the most sought after commodity in America.
Hi everyone! Millenial in the house! My uncle trusted me, his television obsessed niece, to guest blog for the week in order to feature five of the best musical moments on the small screen in 2017. Get psyched, people. I’ve made these selections with much careful thought and debate. Every show I’ve chosen frequently and meaningfully uses music. The songs featured add layers to each scene and some weave into the fabric of their show’s narrative in such a way that it becomes difficult to hear the song without picturing the characters and imagery alongside it (and vice-versa).