For the month of May, let us refrain from negative criticisms. Instead, let's focus on the positive and #SpreadTheLove.
Every year, countless happenings stir up unrest or anger in some contingent of the population, and pretty much invariably, that outrage is stupendously out of proportion to the actual offense. That's human nature. Nothing makes us feel more alive than being offended. This year, though, there has been an abundance of offense that seems, well, phoney.
The world has changed considerably, and most of those changes happened without us noticing the shift. From year to year, month to month, day to day, our world evolves and the changes just sort of wash over us. But if you pick a date on an old calender and compare it to the current moment in history, the changes are a monsoon.
I have loved a lot of television shows over the years. Stone cold classics like The Wire, Breaking Bad and Mad Men; cultishly beloved comedies like Arrested Development and Community (yay for a 4th season! #sixseasonsandamovie; nay for no Dan Harmon!); and plenty of other shows that are less officially cool but still had compelling characters, … Continue reading House M.D. Finale
Tonight, the 'classic' show Fear Factor returns to NBC. This is probably where you would expect me to talk about how terrible this show is, how it represents the nadir of American television, the moment when "Reality TV" took its steepest dive and forever drenched our lives with shit and stupidity. Au contraire. There are … Continue reading Fear Factor Returns
Vote! "Needless to say I have some unusual habits, yet all these socially acceptable people can't wait to pick up hammers and smash their food to bits. Normal people are so hostile." ~ Dexter Morgan Dexter Morgan. Nancy Botwin. Walter White. Dr. Gregory House. Television right now is a wonderful place for terrible people. Has … Continue reading The Best of the Worst: The Television Anti-Hero