Give it a Rest, Miley Did A Decent Cover of Led Zeppelin

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The Strain: How to Ruin a Good Idea in Five Steps

Greetings from Germany! I have been off the radar for a bit while I consume chocolate and sausage (wink wink). My significant other downloaded some episodes of The Strain, a show I was interested in because of the horror and gore after they subjected the world to the eye-worm advertisement. People freaked out, so I was instantly interested.  I had no knowledge of the show other than the freakish gore part, hoping it might be a more sci-fi style American Horror Story with even creepier body horror.  All this is a big “yay” for me.

I watched the first episode only. It was stunningly bad. I can’t believe anyone likes this.  Here’s how to take a great idea and turn it into diarrhea.

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The Newsroom Finale: Something Missing

The amount of emo in this photo is representative of what is wrong with The Newsroom.  Photo via Cinemablend

The amount of emo in this photo is representative of what is wrong with The Newsroom. Photo via Cinemablend

The reason why I love The Newsroom is the scathing critical analysis of news media.  Plain and simple.  This might be a personal preference because media literacy and criticism is important to me as a teacher and as someone with a degree in communications.  But it is an irrevocable fact that The Newsroom is only a good show when it is smartly criticizing media, and that’s why tonight’s finale was lacking.

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I’m Just Not Into The IT Crowd.

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The IT Crowd came highly recommended to me from a number of people, most notably Doug of Doug’s TV Reviews, as well as Communies of many sorts. This cultishly classic Britcom launched the careers of the very adorable Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade. It appears to be somewhat iconic among nerdfolk for its representation of wacky computer supporters. Here’s my problem with it: it sucks.

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Zoe Barnes and the Dream of Perpetual Emptiness

What happiness looks like to me.  Stolen from submittedforyourperusal.com

What happiness looks like to me. Stolen from submittedforyourperusal.com

I’ll be fair and say that most of this article isn’t about House of Cards, but Zoe Barnes made an impression on me.  This article is about collecting stuff and selling it.

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Community’s “Advanced Introduction to Finality”

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Something was strange tonight in the land of Community. All of the characters were there, and all of them were used well. The continuity was on point with their bizarro alternates, and the episode showed a truly life-altering darkest timeline, one where the dean was never rescued. The result of the climax was discovering Jeff’s fear of making a choice at a crossroads. We had a graduation. We had an ending. So why am I not satisfied?

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Community’s “Intro to Knots” is Knot Very Funny

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We’re ten episodes into a season that started poorly, became really good, and then went back to being kind of crappy later. I hate every time I have to say something bad about the show, but, well, yeah. I’m going to get myself a glass of nono juice, and I’ll be back after the jump. Continue reading

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I’m the only person that didn’t love Community’s “Intro to Felt Surrogacy”

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Oh come on, Community. Oh come on. This article is a night late because I was watching Space Nazis with friends yesterday, and I’m hoping that the day difference and being apart from the twitterverse isn’t why I’m finding this episode to be particularly un-stellar. Continue reading

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