Posts in category "TV"

TV is making us fat and stupid

TV is making us fat and stupid
I clicked on two articles today that, when put together, prove that we as a society are currently on the express train heading straight for Those-fat-people-in-Wall-E-ville. The first one, via Pacific-Standard Magazine, cited a study in which people asked to watch scenes from either The Island (the much-maligned Michael Bay movie starring Scar Jo and Ew... Read more »

34 Revelations from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story

34 Revelations from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Yes, I watched The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime, which was based on Dustin Diamond’s (Screech’s) memoirs and was also (quite obviously) produced by Diamond as well. In case you didn’t watch (you really didn’t need to watch), here are some things I learned: 1. Dustin Diamond is one of the most... Read more »

13 Sexiest Halloween Costumes for 2014

Nothing says "sexy" like Ralphie's bunny costume from A Christmas Story.
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to start thinking about all the sexy things you can be for sexy Halloween. I scoured BuyCostumes.com to see what’s new for 2014 (i.e. I did my research). Ketchup bottles are So Out. Humanoid turtles are So In. Don’t even think about showing up in last year’s... Read more »
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Kids, meet The Simpsons

Kids, meet The Simpsons
The Simpsons will be playing non-stop for the next twelve eleven days on FXX (one F, two X-es). Since my son already spent the first week of his summer vacation building Mommy her Lego Simpsons house, I figured this marathon was the perfect opportunity to introduce him (and the girl one) to Homer, Marge, Bart,... Read more »

Which classic TV shows do you watch with your kids?

Which classic TV shows do you watch with your kids?
I was on WGN Radio this weekend with Dave Plier. You can listen to our conversation here. It was 2:30 in the morning. Go easy on me. One thing we discussed was binge watching TV shows in the summer. He and his wife are catching up on “adult” shows, like Orange is the New Black... Read more »

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?
Last week, Vince Mancini over at Uproxx wrote a piece about movie “dealbreakers” – those films that you use to gauge your compatibility with others in relationships or friendships.  It came in the wake of a story about a woman who divorced her husband because he didn’t like Frozen. That seems like a questionable move... Read more »
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Game of Thrones review: The Children

Game of Thrones review: The Children
And now our watch has ended. Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m peeved that this episode did not end the same way the book A Storm of Swords ended. Last year, I thought maybe Season 3 would’ve ended with the ASOS epilogue, but no. I thought FOR SURE this season would end... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Watchers on the Wall

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Watchers on the Wall
Argh! This is the penultimate Game of Thrones Winners and Losers post for Season Four! Exclamation points! How has this season flown by so quickly?!? This week, the only folks we saw were on and around the Wall, so not a very diverse group. Lots of Crows, lots of wildlings, zero Daenerys, so that’s a... Read more »

Game of Thrones review: The Watchers on the Wall

Game of Thrones review: The Watchers on the Wall
Just to refresh my memory, I went back and reread the Jon Snow storyline from A Storm of Swords this week. I was having trouble remembering exactly what happened and the order in which things happened. (Apparently I should’ve read more closely because I’ve been mixing up names all over the place. I blame the... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Mountain and the Viper

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Mountain and the Viper
It’s not easy to find winners in Westeros right now. Everyone is balls deep (sorry, Grey Worm) in garbage. That’s what happens when we get to the final three episodes of a Game of Thrones season. Shit starts to get rough and real. Looking back on the season so far, there are only a few... Read more »