Louie’s Controversial Ending to “Pamela” parts 1-3

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The cavalcade of mixed reactions to the conclusion of the “Pamela” three-parter is indicative of something positive about a show; that it is so highly affective that individual people will have remarkably different reactions. My experience live-tweeting it was met with a great deal of support and a little bit of ire. It isn’t wrong for people to question my feminism after my ultimately positive response. One of the advantages of feminism(s) is that the reactions and beliefs are varied, and in this specific instance, I will be departing from the mainstream of feminism by saying that the conclusion of Louie S4 was beautiful.

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Failure to Communicate: Louie “Elevator” 4 & 5

What do their facial expressions mean to you?

What do their facial expressions mean to you?

Tonight’s two-parter took some decompression. Louie isn’t the kind of show you can just watch and turn your mind off to. People compare him to Fellini, and I guess that’s true, but only because I have no idea what Fellini’s gimmicks are so I’m taking their word for it. Did that make me sound smart?

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Community’s “Basic Human Anatomy” Wins at Everything

The man himself, Jim Rash

The man himself, Jim Rash

Jim Rash, the comic mastermind who creates Dean Pelton, is also an Oscar-winning writer and Groundling. He also penned tonight’s Community episode, and if Twitter is any indication, the fans want him writing everything forever. I would have to agree, because “Basic Human Anatomy” stands out as probably the best episode of the season.

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Adulthood Hurts: Girls Season Finale “Together”

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There’s a period between young-adulthood and adulthood when the training wheels rust off and you’re forced to either be responsible for your adult life or fall apart completely. It is at this point that a person either needs to stop being self-involved and insecure, or start making a lot of money to allow themselves to continue to be self-involved and insecure. Let’s all not feel bad for Hannah Horvath. Continue reading

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I Am Over Big Bang Theory

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When The Big Bang Theory started six years ago, it was a landmark for television content. For once, comedy show focused on the lives of true self-identified nerds absorbed in the realm of science, and the comedy revolved around the celebration, instead of abuse, of geekiness. We came close with characters like John Dorian and actors like Seth Green, but something in The Big Bang Theory had hit the nail on the head by inspiring us to both celebrate and laugh with our favorite nerdfolk.  But somewhere along the way, probably shortly after the pilot, Chuck Lorre and the team of writers realized that it is still easier to make fun of nerds instead of celebrating them, and now, The Big Bang Theory is a giant pile of worthless crap. Allow me to explain why.

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Community’s Valloween Haunt

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If last Thursday was October 19th, that’s obviously makes tonight October 31st in Community land. And not unlike the real Halloween, I’ve consumed alcohol and I am sitting in my bedroom mostly unclothed and eating holiday-shaped chocolates. If you smash heart shaped chocolates on hard surfaces, they kind of look like pumpkins without stems. Anyway, I come bearing good news: tonight’s episode of Community was a significant improvement over last week’s premiere, and I can tell you why if you don’t mind a few spoilers.

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Community Season 4 Premiere Postponed

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“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.

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