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

Vikings season 3 episode 2 review: Wanderer

Laura Akers Review Mar 1, 2015

This week's episode of The History Channel's Vikings cleverly sets the stage for conflict to come...

Castle season 7 episode 16 review: The Wrong Stuff

Laura Akers Review Mar 1, 2015

Castle delivers a strong episode which would have been even better had it trusted its fans to get its sci-fi references on their own...

Vikings season 3 episode 1 review: Mercenary

Laura Akers Review Feb 20, 2015

With a bigger budget, The History Channel's Vikings improves upon the strengths of its first two seasons in this season 3 premiere...

Castle season 7 episode 15 review: Reckoning

Laura Akers Review Feb 19, 2015

Even if the plot in this week's Castle left much to be desired, the performances were as strong as ever, Nathan Fillion's especially...

Castle season 7 episode 14 review: Resurrection

Laura Akers Review Feb 16, 2015

The 3XK storyline makes a welcome return in this week's episode of Castle...

Castle season 7 episode 13 review: I, Witness

Laura Akers Review Feb 9, 2015

Castle serves up one of its most engaging and well-structured mysteries for a long time in I, Witness...

Castle season 7 episodes 11 & 12 review: Castle, P.I. & Private Eye Caramba!

Laura Akers Review Jan 26, 2015

Castle shaking up the status quo appears to be paying off, judging by its recent fun and entertaining episodes...

Castle season 7 episode 10 review: Bad Santa

Laura Akers Review Dec 15, 2014

Castle finally delivers a satisfying, surprising Christmas and mafia-themed episode. Here's Laura's review of Bad Santa...

Castle season 7 episode 9 review: Last Action Hero

Laura Akers Review Dec 7, 2014

This week's Castle takes its name from a 90s Arnie action spoof, but does it deliver on that meta promise? Here's Laura's review...

Castle season 7 episode 8 review: Kill Switch

Laura Akers Review Dec 2, 2014

A promising premise turns into a mess in this disappointing episode. Here's Laura's review...

Castle season 7 episode 7 review: Once Upon A Time In The West

Laura Akers Review Nov 24, 2014

For the most part, this week's Castle is back to the show fans know and love. Here's Laura's review...

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...

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