Skylar Baker-Jordan

Skylar Baker-Jordan

Skylar Baker-Jordan is a freelance writer with expertise in British and American politics and pop cultures. His work has appeared at The Independent, Huff Post UK, Salon, and elsewhere. He currently resides in Tennessee with his dog, Jackson Montgomery, and his cat, Erica Kane—both named after the iconic super-couple from All My Children.
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Emmy Watch: How PEN15 Elevates the Awkward Teen Comedy

In all its embarrassing glory and inadvertent hilarity, PEN15 shows us what it is to be a teenager—specifically a teenage girl–and reminds us that those days are not so far behind us.

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Will All My Children Ever Return to ABC? Fans Remain Hopeful

Sometimes, I go back to Pine Valley. I can smell the perfumes, floral and feminine, as I walk through Lacey’s Department Store. I can hear the rhythmic thumping of techno coming from ConFusion Night Club. I can taste the flaky and decadent banana pancakes at BJ’s. And through it all, I see the faces of

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Beautiful Thing and the Importance of LGBTQ Representation

As much about a class as it is about sexuality, Beautiful Thing bucked tradition by focusing on working class teens coming out. Even now, 25 years after its release, it is an intersection rarely depicted on-screen.

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Celebrate Pride with this LGBTQ Watch List

With an explosion in representation over the past decade, coupled with the advent of streaming, LGBTQ audiences are spoiled for choice in a way we never were before.

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American Housewife and Its Fans Deserved More

After five seasons, ABC’s secretly subversive sitcom got the ax last week, disappointing fans who weren’t ready to say goodbye to the Ottos.

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The End of Kim’s Convenience is a Loss for TV Culture at Large

As one of the few shows to center around an Asian family, Kim’s Convenience broke barriers and was a big step forward in representation and diversity on North American television. Is there hope after its cancellation?

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The Best Shows to Watch on BritBox

From classic comedies and period dramas to current events and breaking news coverage, BritBox is truly a sampling of the best of British television.

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Belgravia

A riveting show that will delight any fan of Downton Abbey, Belgravia marries a gripping story with compelling characters, lush sets, and beautiful costumes, proving that when it comes to costume dramas, Julian Fellowes is simply the best.

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It’s a Sin Makes Britain’s AIDS Crisis Heartbreakingly Personal

Beautifully humanizing this little-understood period in our history, It’s a Sin pulls no punches in portraying the sheer cruelty of AIDS and British society in the 1980s.

Skylar Baker-Jordan

Skylar Baker-Jordan

Skylar Baker-Jordan is a freelance writer with expertise in British and American politics and pop cultures. His work has appeared at The Independent, Huff Post UK, Salon, and elsewhere. He currently resides in Tennessee with his dog, Jackson Montgomery, and his cat, Erica Kane—both named after the iconic super-couple from All My Children.
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Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

This well-crafted and in-depth documentary about a festival gone horribly wrong may be horrifying to watch, but it tells us as much about the present as it does about the past.

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Emmy Watch: How PEN15 Elevates the Awkward Teen Comedy

In all its embarrassing glory and inadvertent hilarity, PEN15 shows us what it is to be a teenager—specifically a teenage girl–and reminds us that those days are not so far behind us.

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The Best New Shows to Stream in August 2021

This month is unusually light on marquee new streaming shows, but there are still some gems in the mix. We’ve picked out five that will be worth your time. And in an unusual twist, three of those five are on Hulu. We see you, Hulu! You’re crushing it this month! We also have the latest

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FBoy Island

A fresh and fun twist on the dating show genre that is definitely created from the female point of view. Set in the stunning Cayman Islands, with 24 gorgeous men, it says the quiet parts out loud and doesn’t take itself too seriously, so you don’t have to either. Get the girls together and play

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Nevertheless

A racy, seductive drama that defies K-drama tropes, Nevertheless is about a friends-with-benefits relationship that explores all of the confusion, lust, insecurity and pain of college-age relationships. Watch this one with a crush and cocktail.

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She’s Gotta Have It

Free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) juggles three lovers while trying to stay true to herself in this sexy comedy-drama series that brings a timely update to Spike Lee’s 1986 film. A hidden gem that ran from 2017-2019, it’s waiting to be rediscovered on Netflix. 

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My Unorthodox Life

Julia Haart is one of the biggest names in fashion and modeling, but it’s her ultra-Orthodox Jewish past and conflicted family that provides the drama for this reality series.

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Too Hot to Handle

If the summer heat is cooking your brain, finish it off by throwing it on the grill that is Too Hot to Handle. There’s an all new season to binge, and you’ll only regret it if you actually feel guilt from your guilty pleasures.

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The Evolution of The Rock & His Khakis

In honor of the upcoming Jungle Cruise film, we present a list of some of the best films where The Rock rocks his signature khaki look.

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Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

This well-crafted and in-depth documentary about a festival gone horribly wrong may be horrifying to watch, but it tells us as much about the present as it does about the past.

Featured Image

Emmy Watch: How PEN15 Elevates the Awkward Teen Comedy

In all its embarrassing glory and inadvertent hilarity, PEN15 shows us what it is to be a teenager—specifically a teenage girl–and reminds us that those days are not so far behind us.

Featured Image

The Best New Shows to Stream in August 2021

This month is unusually light on marquee new streaming shows, but there are still some gems in the mix. We’ve picked out five that will be worth your time. And in an unusual twist, three of those five are on Hulu. We see you, Hulu! You’re crushing it this month! We also have the latest

Read More »
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FBoy Island

A fresh and fun twist on the dating show genre that is definitely created from the female point of view. Set in the stunning Cayman Islands, with 24 gorgeous men, it says the quiet parts out loud and doesn’t take itself too seriously, so you don’t have to either. Get the girls together and play

Read More »
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Nevertheless

A racy, seductive drama that defies K-drama tropes, Nevertheless is about a friends-with-benefits relationship that explores all of the confusion, lust, insecurity and pain of college-age relationships. Watch this one with a crush and cocktail.

Featured Image

She’s Gotta Have It

Free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) juggles three lovers while trying to stay true to herself in this sexy comedy-drama series that brings a timely update to Spike Lee’s 1986 film. A hidden gem that ran from 2017-2019, it’s waiting to be rediscovered on Netflix. 

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My Unorthodox Life

Julia Haart is one of the biggest names in fashion and modeling, but it’s her ultra-Orthodox Jewish past and conflicted family that provides the drama for this reality series.

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Too Hot to Handle

If the summer heat is cooking your brain, finish it off by throwing it on the grill that is Too Hot to Handle. There’s an all new season to binge, and you’ll only regret it if you actually feel guilt from your guilty pleasures.

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The Evolution of The Rock & His Khakis

In honor of the upcoming Jungle Cruise film, we present a list of some of the best films where The Rock rocks his signature khaki look.