Laura Akers

Laura Akers is a teacher by calling and a geek academic by nature. Her often too-lengthy writing and her own personal musings tend to revolve around issues of gender, sexuality, identity, politics, religion (and all the other things you’re not supposed to bring up in polite conversation) in TV/film/webseries and other narratives. 

Recent articles by Laura Akers

Vikings season 4 episode 10 review: The Last Ship

Laura Akers Review
Apr 29, 2016

Vikings' excellent season four delivers a mid-season finale that leaves fans in delicious anticipation...

Castle season 8 episode 18 review: Backstabber

Laura Akers Review
Apr 25, 2016

Castle devotes an entire season 8 episode to developing the character of Hayley...

Vikings season 4 episode 9 review: Death All Round

Laura Akers Review
Apr 21, 2016

The violence and death knitted in to Viking life is put centre-stage in this week's season four episode...

Castle season 8 episode 17 review: Death Wish

Laura Akers Review
Apr 18, 2016

Rick goes off the fantasy deep-end in this week's left-field Aladdin-themed episode of Castle...

Vikings season 4 episode 8 review: Portage

Laura Akers Review
Apr 12, 2016

The slow descent of Ragnar Lothbrok continues in Vikings season 4...

Castle season 8 episode 16 review: Heartbreaker

Laura Akers Review
Apr 11, 2016

Castle's talented actors continue to be its best draw, as this Esposito-focused episode shows...

American Dad interview: Matt Weitzman & Dee Bradley Baker on episode 200

Laura Akers Interview
Apr 7, 2016

American Dad's showrunner and the voice behind Klaus the goldfish reflect on the show's recent 200th episode...

Vikings season 4 episode 7 review: The Profit And The Loss

Laura Akers Review
Apr 5, 2016

Is the supernatural a real part of Vikings' world, or just the beliefs of its characters? Here's our latest season four review...

Castle season 8 episode 15 review: Fidelis Ad Mortem

Laura Akers Review
Apr 4, 2016

Castle and Beckett's relationship remaining a secret is a stretch too far in the latest episode of Castle...

Vikings season 4 episode 6 review: What Might Have Been

Laura Akers Review
Mar 31, 2016

Vikings season 4 continues to deliver rich, dramatically complex TV drama...

Vikings season 4 episode 5 review: Promised

Laura Akers Review
Mar 24, 2016

The latest Vikings episode sets up so many possible plot directions, it's a good job the show has been renewed for season 5...

Vikings season 4 episode 4 review: Yol

Laura Akers Review
Mar 17, 2016

Women, power and ownership are recurring themes in Vikings season 4 episode 4, Yol. Here's our review...

Castle season 8 episodes 13 & 14 review: And Justice For All & The G.D.S.

Laura Akers Review
Mar 15, 2016

Castle enacts another Firefly reunion as Summer Glau appears in season 8 of the Nathan Fillion-led detective show...

Vikings season 4 episode 3 review: Mercy

Laura Akers Review
Mar 9, 2016

Bear-wrestling and anachronistic tableware feature in the latest episode of Vikings season 4...

Castle season 8 episode 12 review: Blame Game

Laura Akers Review
Feb 28, 2016

Castle channels 1997 film Cube with a puzzle-solving extravaganza in this week's season 8 episode...

Vikings season 4 episode 1 review: A Good Treason

Laura Akers Review
Feb 24, 2016

Vikings season 4 promises political intrigue, cultural clashes, fascinating characters and kickass battles. Welcome back!

Castle season 8 episodes 10 & 11 review: Witness For The Prosecution & Dead Red

Laura Akers Review
Feb 19, 2016

After a disappointing first half to Castle season 8, things are looking up. Could Castle finally be getting its old groove back?

Castle season 8 episode 9 review: Tone Death

Laura Akers Review
Feb 12, 2016

Despite an engaging musical side, this Castle season 8 return hasn't fixed any of the show's problem with its two leads' relationship...

Castle season 8 episode 6 review: Cool Boys

Laura Akers Review
Nov 16, 2015

This week's Castle boasts a Firefly reunion as Adam Baldwin returns to guest star in yet another disappointing season eight episode...

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