Television

  1. 13. Help her to curb her shopping impulse. She will no doubt want to buy a lot of wool sweaters that look like Keri Russell’s sweaters. She may also seek out a pair of high-waisted Guess jeans or a bodysuit, which she will justify by saying, “Well, it wasn’t the 1980s unless you could feel snaps in your crotch.”

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  2. I have a lot of issues with the people on Tiny House Hunters. I’m not even that against living in Tiny Houses! Lots of people feel too entitled to too much space on this crowded planet of ours

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  3. Sometimes, a TV show is so jarring and takes you so far downward to the worst of humanity that you can’t help searching for levity. It’s an irresistible prospect when you’re a) a fan of femslash and b) watching The Fall, which is essentially a dual character study of a serial killer and the lead detective assigned to his case.

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  4. Why can't any of us stop eating the sandwich? Please post your theories in the comments below.

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  5. This is what nuclear wasteland fashion should be - classic, stunning, thoughtful. The muted palette is practical without being dull, and incorporates a pop of color on that gorgeous weapon belt. The athletic shoulders and breastplate have a vicious, metallic-studded twist.

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  6. "No one's pinching his legs!" Happy today.

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  7. In which we discuss episodes 9-13. Obviously, there will be spoilers.

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  8. In which we discuss episodes 5-8. Obviously, there will be spoilers.

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  9. Season 6, Episode 9 - Series Finale: In the very last episode of Downton Abbey, finally, the dark horses got a chance to shine.

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  10. Go no further if you have not watched the first four episodes of the current season of House of Cards, unless you enjoy spoilers, which we personally do.

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  11. "Yes. I am in Flavor Country."

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  12. The O.C. was a television show about four young lesbians loving and living in Newport Beach. Also Sandy Cohen. Allow me to defend my position.

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  13. One of the very best parts about writing this column over the last three years has been the questions and comments from readers. Along the way I’ve usually incorporated questions into future columns, but now that the end is nigh, I thought it would be fun to dedicate a whole column to answering the backlog of questions I’ve gotten. So, without further delay, the AMA version of Watching Downton Abbey with an Historian!…

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  14. "Listen, Lieutenant, if there's anything I can do in order to be of further assistance, I'd be happy to help, but as it is I'm late for an appointment."

    "Oh, of course, of course. Of course. Must be very important."

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  15. Cars are sexy, beautiful creations that promise a world of speed and freedom. They are also symbols of risk and danger. By the episode’s end, neither Mary nor Edith is entirely ready to embrace the risks of a new relationship. But, as Tom says, "Being hurt is part of being alive."

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