Caroline Siede
Contributor, The A.V. Club. Caroline Siede is a pop culture critic in Chicago, where the cold never bothers her anyway. She loves sci-fi, Jane Austen, and co-hosting the movie podcast, Role Calling.
Wednesday 12:17PM

I didn’t really expect or need Kara to actually show up. I just find it strange that a bunch of the dialogue was about Clark being alone on Earth or not having any living Kryptonian family when his cousin is right there!! Like, Edge’s whole pitch was basically, “We’re Kryptonian relatives so we should automatically Read more

6/09/21 11:18PM

Thank you! That wasn’t included with the screener I got, and I hadn’t thought to double check on the Disney+ platform once it debuted. The review has been updated now.

6/09/21 2:29PM

This impression is cute as hell! And, yes, for some reason I keep forgetting they were in Midnight in Paris together, to the point where this is the second time in a week where I’ve been like, “Oh yeah...”

6/09/21 2:14PM

I definitely had a brief moment where I thought this episode was going to officially re-canonize Agents of Shield into the MCU. Would’ve been an appropriately weird way to do it. 

1/13/21 11:50PM

Interestingly, the car crash was only revealed in the promo for next week’s episode, rather than within this episode itself. (So those catching up on “Birth Mother” on Hulu won’t even see it.) I think that’s why it felt so different than the home invader reveal, which was actually built into the episode as a proper Read more

11/23/20 6:59PM

Definitely a clipboard error! (Or some sort of error, I’ve never even seen that other article before.) Thanks for the catch. The link is updated now and here’s what I was actually trying to share: Read more

11/22/20 5:40PM

Just went back to check and you’re right, it was Guyana not Ghana! Good catch, and I’ll update the article. Thanks!

11/18/20 1:11PM

I was hung up on this too! But the actual test stick she looks at is a ClearBlue pregnancy test (which doesn’t match the brand of the box) with a positive result, so I think it was just a prop error with the box.

9/30/20 4:21PM

This entire thread has brought me so much joy! Never change, AVC commenters!

9/10/20 1:49PM

I don’t think you’re being oversensitive to raise the question. My hope was to show that Hannah Weinstein and John Berry, while white, had marginalized experiences of their own—both in being Jewish Americans and in being ostracized by the blacklist. And the reason I brought up their religion where I didn’t with the oth Read more

8/03/20 3:15PM

You joke, but God Bless You, Mister Rosewater is actually prominently featured in the doc! Including a great story about Vonnegut coming to see a rehearsal.

3/24/20 11:28PM

That’s a very good call on Miguel! Truly an unsung hero of this series.

3/23/20 6:07PM

Wow, Owen being a Green Martian is just 100% spot on, and I’m not even entirely sure why. 

3/19/20 5:56PM

Ooh that was some kind of bizarre Freudian slip on my end, as I definitely meant to write “selfishly” not “selflessly.” It’s been updated!

3/01/20 11:20PM

I spent most of this episode convinced that the Master was actually the Timeless Child and he was lying to the Doctor about her origin because he needed her help solving something about his past. Turns out I was thoroughly overcomplicating things! 

3/01/20 11:18PM

I believe the Master calls them “glitches of Ireland” or something, which I mostly remember because I thought it was a jarring thing for him to say. 

2/17/20 7:00PM

It’s definitely not better than Clueless (what could ever be better than Clueless?!?), but I do think it’s better (if weirder) than the 1996 Gwyneth version.

2/02/20 10:29PM

Oh, I definitely agree that was the mentality of the day (and in many ways still is today). I just think it’s nice that Working Girl as a film suggests it doesn’t have to be that way, even if characters like Katharine and/or Tess’ male higher-ups think that it does.

2/02/20 10:18PM

Ha! Do you know what, I actually did make that joke in my original draft, but it looks like it (very understandably!) got lost in the edit. But, yes, Tess McGill is definitely complicit in some anti-mutant shenanigans.