American Horror Story: Hotel Wrap-up!!

Check out Two Girls One Show as we wrap-up our season-long discussion of American Horror Story: Hotel!

 

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Two Girls One Book Presents: Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer

Hello out there!! This week’s review is another stunning collaboration with my Bestie @Sarindre, of the fabulously awesome Geeks and Geeklets (http://geeksandgeeklets.com/).

After a fairly extensive discussion, Trey and I determined that the only thing worth discussing in regards to Life and Death is the cover art.

American Horror Story Hotel, 5:5 – “Room Service”

Check out our review of episode 4 & 5 of American Horror Story: Hotel! We had a great chat this week, especially about episode 5!

Some important points:

  • Lady Gaga’s eyebrows and how they dictate her humanity
  • Liz is by far the best character on the show
  • Where was Evan?!
  • We are going to make a top ten list of things we want to see (but probably will not) in Hotel

American Horror Story: Hotel – Season 5, Episodes 1 and 2

We are three weeks in to American Horror Story: Hotel, and there have been no analytical posts from me thus far. Worried? Don’t be. This season I am trying something new with my bestie, Trey, from Geeks and Geeklets (check them out, they are AWESOME!! http://geeksandgeeklets.com/). Each week, Trey and I  will try to stay on point as we discuss the meandering realm of Hotel. Here is our chat for episodes 1 and 2 🙂

 

If you thought Tarah was insightful about Victorian culture, wait until you read her perspective on the Southern Gothic Genre

Southern Gothic and A Streetcar Named Desire

Southern literature was once dominated by characters that were merely stereotypes. The works thrived off of the use of southern belles and gentlemen.  This limited the dynamic of the works, however; because there was only so much that could be done with characters that were predictable. In the late 1800s, authors began to use characters of Gothic archetypes in their Southern works, creating the sub-genre of Southern Gothic literature. Tennessee Williams is one author that exemplifies this style in his works. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams illustrates Southern Gothic literature through his portrayal of Blanche DuBois as a grotesque personality which she exemplifies through her self-righteousness, mental disease and her standing in society. Continue reading “If you thought Tarah was insightful about Victorian culture, wait until you read her perspective on the Southern Gothic Genre”