The Half of It: More than just a Love Story

The inner turmoil to leave, to explore, to take advantage of the opportunities in the U.S. (the reason why our parents come here in the first place) and the responsibilities to stay behind, care for our relatives, look after their homes, and even the family business, it’s one we young immigrants and first-generation, know all too well.

#Feministtv 2018

This year, I’ve been excited to see many more women lead television programming (even Netflix has a category for it) but as a media critic, I can’t justify the addition of these shows or characters, when they are hindering the story or not contributing any sense of female empowerment. I hope one day we wouldn’t need a special category on Netflix, but until then, here are the folks who have created fantastic women characters and others that have failed in their attempt.