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. 

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Recent articles by Laura Akers

Castle season 7 episode 6 review: The Time Of Our Lives

Laura Akers Review Nov 16, 2014

Castle channels It's A Wonderful Life in this week's illogical, frustrating episode. Here's Laura's review...

Castle season 7 episodes 4 & 5 review: Child's Play & Meme Is Murder

Laura Akers Review Nov 3, 2014

Consistency isn't necessarily Castle's strong suit, as its previous two episodes prove...

Castle season 7 episode 3 review: Clear And Present Danger

Laura Akers Review Oct 19, 2014

After seasons of delayed gratification on the wedding front, Laura wonders whether Castle might not be better off without one...

Castle season 7 episodes 1 & 2 review: Driven & Montreal

Laura Akers Review Oct 9, 2014

Castle continues to disappoint fans by back-tracking on its central relationship once again. Here's Laura's review...

Once Upon A Time interview: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Rebecca Mader

Laura Akers Chris Hicks Interview Sep 29, 2014

At this year's Wondercon in April, Laura chatted to Once Upon A Time showrunners about season 3, the show's characters, and fairy tales...

Wondercon 2014: The Last Ship interview

Laura Akers Chris Hicks Interview Jul 14, 2014

Laura chats to the creators and cast of TNT's apocalyptic series adapted from the novel by William Brinkley, The Last Ship...

Wondercon 2014: Falling Skies season 4 interview

Laura Akers Chris Hicks Interview Jun 23, 2014

Laura and Chris chat to Doug Jones, Sarah Carter, Moon Bloodgood, and Seychelle Gabriel about Falling Skies season 4...

Hannibal season 2 finale review: Mizumono

Laura Akers Review Jun 3, 2014

Hannibal's season two finale is simply divine. Here's Laura's spoiler-filled review...

Castle season 6 finale review: For Better Or Worse

Laura Akers Review May 17, 2014

Castle comes close to delivering one of the series' best episodes, then falls at the final hurdle. Here's Laura's review...

Hannibal season 2 episode 11 review: Ko No Mono

Laura Akers Review May 15, 2014

Parenthood is the complex theme of this week's Hannibal. Here's Laura's review...

Castle season 6 episode 22 review: Veritas

Laura Akers Review May 9, 2014

The penultimate episode of Castle's sixth season does not disappoint. Here's Laura's review...

Hannibal season 2 episode 10 review: Naka-Choko

Laura Akers Review May 8, 2014

This week's episode deepens its exploration of Will and Hannibal's relationship. Here's Laura's review...

Castle season 6 episode 21 review: Law & Boarder

Laura Akers Review May 5, 2014

The latest episode of Castle disappoints. Here's Laura's review of Law & Boarder...

Hannibal season 2 episode 9 review: Shiizakana

Laura Akers Review May 1, 2014

This week's episode of Hannibal is something you can really get your teeth into...

Castle season 6 episode 20 review: That '70s Show

Laura Akers Review Apr 27, 2014

A 70s themed episode of Castle? Laura says it's not as bad as it could've been, but still pretty hit and miss...

Hannibal season 2 episode 7 review: Yakimono

Laura Akers Review Apr 17, 2014

Some of the characters in Hannibal are acting pretty stupid, for such supposedly smart people. Here's Laura's review...

Hannibal season 2 episode 6 review: Futamono

Laura Akers Review Apr 9, 2014

There's a chink in Hannibal's dramatic excellence, Laura argues: the show's treatment of its women...

Hannibal season 2 episode 5 review: Mukozuke

Laura Akers Review Apr 2, 2014

Hannibal's creators deserve to be showered in Emmys for this week's spellbinding episode...

Castle season 6 episode 19 review: The Greater Good

Laura Akers Review Mar 31, 2014

Laura finds herself disappointed by the latest episode of Castle, which failed to live up to its promise...

Hannibal season 2 episode 4 review: Takiawase

Laura Akers Review Mar 25, 2014

Don't be put off by Hannibal's gore, says Laura, the real horror in this show has nothing to do with blood...

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