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 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...

Castle season 8 episode 5 review: The Nose

Laura Akers Review
Oct 23, 2015

It's a sad state of affairs when the combination of Castle and Beckett stops being fun to watch...

Castle season 8 episode 4 review: What Lies Beneath...

Laura Akers Review
Oct 14, 2015

How can Castle and Beckett be expected to sizzle when they're both in pain? Castle season 8 continues to disappoint...

Castle season 8 episode 3 review: PhDead

Laura Akers Review
Oct 7, 2015

Why are Kate and Rick being sent back to the start in Castle season 7? What happened to years of character development?

Castle season 8 episodes 1 & 2 review: XY & XX

Laura Akers Review
Sep 30, 2015

Castle's opening season 8 two-parter feels frustratingly like a ratings-grasping attempt to rewind things back a few years...

Hannibal season 3 episode 13 review: The Wrath Of The Lamb

Laura Akers Review
Sep 3, 2015

Hannibal's central love story draws to a magnificent close in its season three finale. Here's Laura's review of The Wrath Of The Lamb...

Hannibal season 3 episode 12 review: The Number Of The Beast Is 666

Laura Akers Review
Aug 27, 2015

Hannibal season 3 appears to be gearing up towards a bloody finale to rival even the spectacular end of season 2...

Hannibal season 3 episode 10 review: And The Woman Clothed In Sun

Laura Akers Review
Aug 12, 2015

Bryan Fuller and co. are master manipulators, as this week's truth-telling episode of Hannibal season 3 reveals...

Hannibal season 3 episode 9 review: And The Woman Clothed With The Sun

Laura Akers Review
Aug 5, 2015

Hannibal takes a rare step this week, by methodically reintroducing us to its cast of characters this close to the end...

Hannibal season 3 episode 8 review: Great Red Dragon

Laura Akers Review
Jul 29, 2015

Richard Armitage's spectacular performance as Francis Dolarhyde completely reinvigorates Hannibal season three...

Hannibal season 3 episode 7 review: Digestivo

Laura Akers Review
Jul 24, 2015

Has Hannibal season 3 become masturbatory in its auteur vision? Perhaps and perhaps not. Here's our review of the Italy chapter finale...

Hannibal season 3 episode 6 review: Dolce

Laura Akers Review
Jul 13, 2015

Dr Lecter is by no means the only threat in Hannibal, thanks to those he has remade in his image...

Hannibal season 3 episode 5 review: Contorno

Laura Akers Review
Jul 9, 2015

This week's Hannibal breaks season 3's mould by favouring action over dialogue...

Hannibal season 3 episode 4 review: Aperitivo

Laura Akers Review
Jun 29, 2015

This week's Hannibal changes the show's entire landscape when it finally reveals what happened after the Red Dinner...

Hannibal season 3 episode 3 review: Secondo

Laura Akers Review
Jun 22, 2015

Hannibal lays some solid groundwork for its eventual endgame in this week's revealing episode. Here's Laura's review...

Hannibal season 3 episode 2 review: Primavera

Laura Akers Review
Jun 17, 2015

Bryan Fuller is a master of sleight of hand, as this thrilling episode of Hannibal season 3 shows...

Hannibal season 3 episode 1 review: Antipasto

Laura Akers Review
Jun 10, 2015

Hannibal is back with a glorious new episode. Here's Laura's review of Antipasto...

Castle season 7 episode 23 review: Hollander's Woods

Laura Akers Review
May 21, 2015

Castle season 7 bows out on a sentimental note, and lacking in suspense. But here's hoping that season 8 will be an improvement...

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