Posts tagged “TV”

  1. I've lost the certainty I once had -- the Biblical, childlike faith -- and exchanged it for a quiet plea that echoes Fox Mulder: "I want to believe."

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  2. When I found out at the age of 22 that I was not somehow failing at being liked by others, but that a series of horribly well-meant mistakes by my parents, teachers and pediatricians had kept me from the autism diagnosis I should have had when I was eight, the only thing that cheered me up for months was hunting for serial killers in Copenhagen and Malmö.

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  3. Spencer Hastings, wherever you are, at the mercy of the show’s writers and your own incredibly high standards: this cheesecake is for you.

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  4. GENIUS: Ghostwriter manipulates letters of text in books, newspapers, what have you, to form clues that help the youths solve mysteries. His abilities transcend anagrammar. Most likely because he is a ghost.

    SUIT #3: What does he look like?

    GENIUS: Kind of like a feed icon.

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  5. What makes some women cross to the nether-centuries is beyond me. Here is an ordered list, from Horrifying to Most Horrifying, of women who have traveled to the Past.

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  6. Childhood is a magical time. But some magic spells are better than others.

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  7. EXEC #1: Tails?

    THE ANIMATOR: Yep.

    EXEC #1: Clothes?

    THE ANIMATOR: About half.

    [diligent note-taking]

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  8. Previously: Ryan Atwood was a lesbian.

    1. Always wearing plain black T-shirts, fitted jeans, and black boots.

    2. Friends with famous lesbians like Seth Green and Donny Osmond.

    3. Based on beloved lesbian icons Elvis Presley and The Fonz.

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

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. The men and women who queued up to see Downton were expected to be envious and larcenous. Instead, they were serious-minded and inquisitive. In a series of quick vignettes, we see Cora, Edith, and Mary all stumped by basic questions about art, architecture, and history. Only Molesley, standing in the background, seems to know who painted the paintings, but he is silenced by his position in the hierarchy.

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  15. Sunday night’s episode of Downton Abbey felt different. What seems to be a simple domestic drama can be read, instead, as a dream-like meditation on the menace of war and the corrosive power of secrecy. This episode works through symbols and allusions, rather than Downton’s usual blend of realism and exposition.

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