Caroline Siede
Contributor, The A.V. Club. Caroline Siede is a pop culture critic in Chicago, where the cold never bothers her anyway. Her interests include superhero movies, feminist theory, and Jane Austen novels.
Aug 3

I would just like to state for the record that Five’s teleportation powers are incredibly cool, and it’s absolutely wild that Sir Reginald didn’t rank him higher among his siblings.

Aug 1

I’m not only thrilled that we get regular coverage of The Umbrella Academy season 2, but it’s Caroline! Double yay!! Read more

Jul 28

We all know Courtney could ACTUALLY use the staff only because her grandfather was Palpatine.

Jul 3

Caroline, I’m sure you get a version of this comment every other article but, as someone who has never seen this film, has no desire to watch this film and will likely never watch this film, I enjoyed every word of this article. Read more

Apr 10

Came here to say the same thing!  It’s what I like to call a single entendre--it’s supposed to mean two things but it’s just “Maid of Honor” spelled wrong.

Apr 10

I always had a soft spot for this film because before the movie ever even came out, I had a close best friend who somewhat filled the role of “Tom”. We were best friends and we always joked that if I ever got married I would make him my maid of honor, because he was closer to me than any of my female friends. Needless Read more

Mar 27

Yeah, this is excellent criticism -- acknowledging what’s of the time but also how that time had its own issues. Great piece, Caroline.

Mar 24

For me, the entire season 4 felt just like a transition season, getting us ready (and excited) for the last two. Not my favorite way of story telling, but they certainly succeeded in getting me hooked so... Read more

Mar 20

I need to make one very critical edit to this piece - you say it has no stars, ANDREA MARTIN IS A G-D STAR AND LEGEND.  Ok now that I got that off my chest, can I make you some lamb? 

Mar 16

Rewatching My Big Fat Greek Wedding today, it neither feels like an overrated fluke nor an underrated masterpiece. It’s a charming crowdpleaser that hits a mark that’s ultimately not all that high. Read more

Feb 14

How did I not know until today about BroadwayHD??!! Thank you!

Jan 31

I work in fundraising and any time my friend and I work on a letter from a volunteer to their friends we quote the “Dear Sisters has it really been 10 years since we left Wellesley...” 

Jan 27

Thanks to the AV Club for having the sense to put a spoilerless headline on this, and no thanks to every other outlet for broadcasting the big reveal above every fold they could find. I heard Jack might be coming back, and wouldn’t have been disappointed to know ahead of time it was this episode, but I can’t wait one Read more

Jan 27

Pending someone pulling the wibbly lever on this, or reversing the neutron flow or something, I am going to apply my encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of this series and my strong reasoning skills... and accept things at face value. Read more

Jan 17

I'll always respect this series for actually getting Breakfast At Tiffany's.  Its not a lightweight comedy and Audrey Hepburn was a fantastic actress goddamn it!

Jan 17

“Like all professional women who own cats, Abby is desperate for love but too clinical and controlling to find it.” Read more

Jan 17

I agree — Siede does a great job alternating between enthusiasm and scorn, and really digging into the ways the rules of the genre work, or don’t.

Jan 17

A tip o’ the bowler to this column. As I’m not much of a rom-com fan I didn’t pay it much attention at first but I clicked on a couple of them and it’s given me new appreciation for the genre. As with A History of Violence and Popcorn Champs, I like this long-form journalism approach to these flicks.