Up until about a day ago, Normcore was only a whisper in the dark. Sometime in October, a group of art people made some kind of mention of Normcore being the accessible appeal of the generic smiley face. Now, NYMag has decided to call this non-thing a thing, the internet’s eating it up like cat-picture pudding, and I smell bull dookie. I don’t think normcore is a thing, and here’s why. Continue reading
Is anyone else noticing less and less happening in each Walking Dead episode?
The current cyclical release standard of television shows is becoming obsolete. More and more people are signing up for services like Netflix and Hulu Plus to watch entire multi-season runs of shows all in a few sittings. Online streaming sites are showing full seasons of shows from servers located across the world. Bittorrent sites offer shows in single season or multi-season torrent packs. These methods of television consumption are becoming preferable now. The only question is, can the entertainment industry keep up?
“Cancel your plans to cancel your plans for Friday, Oct. 19: NBC has decided to delay the season 4 premiere of Community.”
Excuse me. I just vomited in my mouth a little bit.
Community is a show with a simple message. Be a good person, do good things for the people in your life, and discover that being good is its own reward. It’s a cheeseball lesson for pussies, largely. That doesn’t make it wrong. Community is my favorite show on television, so don’t assume I dislike it. I very like it. For all of season three I had a Thursday night ritual centered around watching it twice. I’d take a 30 minute break between watches for Wednesday’s The Soup, so I could have my extra Joel McHale fix. I do love Community and every cast member on the show, and that’s why my honest heart knows that the show is just too cheesy to be accessible to a lot of people.