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.
11:15 PM

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...” 

3:29 PM

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

12:59 PM

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

9:16 PM

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!

11:21 AM

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

10:15 AM

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.

9:34 AM

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. 

10:47 AM

some people just shouldn’t be raising kids. Kudos to people that realize that before they have kids.

2:10 PM

This was my most favorite episode of the season and likely in the top 3 of the series. Finally, an episode bursting with emotions, scale, humor, life and the phenomenal Helen Bonham Carter, equal measures messy, campy, seductive, magnificent. Read more

2:25 PM

I like this column in general but this one is particularly great! Just persuaded me to reserve the book at the library.

3:45 PM

Third Wave feminism is a response to the social order as it existed after second wave feminism. It’s hard to define and often nebulous because it’s in some ways an offshoot of postmodernism, but you could say that - like postmodernism - third wave feminism is concerned with the ways that female identity is constructed Read more

12:10 PM

Skipping from the “Ain’t Anyone Here for Love” to the comments. That scene is so HILARIOUSLY subversive I’d forgotten how amazing it is. Those nude trunks with the black trim that looks like bondage gear. Jane and her INSANE body acting like she’s never worked out in her life, and not a man in the room paying ANY Read more

11:23 AM

Somehow I haven’t seen any Monroe films, but I’m excited to watch this one tonight! Thanks for the always excellent feature Caroline!

11:48 PM

Thanks for covering a lot of these Marvel-Netflix shows. Your reviews have been consistently great, even as the shows have not. I’m not really going to miss them-I view them largely as a failed experiment with a couple high points. Still, kudos to you for sticking through them. 

11:37 PM

I don’t know how many more of these types of reviews you’ll do for AV Club, but these have been the reason why I’ve come to AV Club first, and I’ll miss these almost as much as I’ll miss the Marvel Netflix Shows. (Well, I’ll miss them a lot anyway.) Thanks so much for having written these out!