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

Castle season 8 episode 22 review: Crossfire

Laura Akers Review
May 25, 2016

Castle has ended for good with a season 8 finale that doesn't do justice to the strength of this show's actors, or its fans' love...

Damien's creators and cast on remaking The Omen for TV

Laura Akers Interview
May 20, 2016

Back at Wondercon 2016, we chatted to the cast and creators of The Owen TV series, Damien, including Bradley James and more...

Castle season 8 episode 21 review: Hell To Pay

Laura Akers Review
May 16, 2016

Castle has been cancelled, which might just be for the best, seeing as it appears to have run out of story...

Castle season 8 episode 20 review: Much Ado About Murder

Laura Akers Review
May 9, 2016

This week's Castle is a Shakespeare-tinged affair, featuring Firefly's Jewel Staite as a special guest star...

Castle season 8 episode 19 review: Dead Again

Laura Akers Review
May 2, 2016

Castle delivers another head-scratching episode out of left-field in this week's Dead Again...

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...

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