Have you been waiting for a How To explainer on hitting yourself in the head with a golf ball? Why? That’s a terrible thing to wait for. Wait for better things.
Brains are weird.
Netflix’s Bloodline was absolutely excellent television for almost the entirety of its first season. Turn it off three-minutes-and-thirty-seconds before it ends.
This is all very simple. You should absolutely watch these eight episodes if you loved the original. You absolutely shouldn’t watch these eight episodes if you hated the original.
A great song is a great song is a great song, no matter your age.
Catholic Vote turns the tide on the gay marriage issue by creating a video featuring six bigots coming out the closet. Or something.
Go watch Catastrophe because it is very funny and very good and, also, very real.
“I wouldn’t wake you if it wasn’t important.”
Franklin Graham should really stop talking about things getting crammed in throats, as he is an adult who knows better.
I’ve been watching the NBA playoffs this year. The matchups have been good, but not great, and some of the teams that I’ve wanted to advance – San Antonio, I’m looking at you – haven’t done so, but still, professional basketball is professional basketball. Even when it isn’t great, it’s still pretty damned good. Basketball…
David Letterman’s show featured some awfully great music.
It’s all there in the headline.
Because they have every reason to be.
If you think about Daredevil within the broader limits of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, your brain will explode like that one guy’s that Kingpin smashed in his vehicle’s door. So don’t do that.
“The Last Man On Earth” is good and you should watch it.
Go watch “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” right now. Don’t even bother with the review.
There was snow yesterday.
Should you watch Amazon’s Bosch? Yes, so long as you’re willing to accept goodness rather than greatness.
In tonight’s episode, Lorelai actually tries to emotionally murder Luke, and would have succeeded if not for…oh, no, wait a minute, she definitely succeeded.
“YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME,” said Hermicus Edwardicus, AD 71.
Here are far too many words about the appropriate way to handle an injury.
Damn those moments that make this show so good, especially when there are so many that don’t.
Like Ernest Shackleton before me, I heroically risk life-and-limb trying both hot and cold beverages that have been poured out of a stainless steel bottle.
I ran around in an expensive running jacket. Don’t be like me.
I drank some cheap coffee…FOR SCIENCE! Let’s see how it tasted.
Notes *I’m making a face like I just ate 57 lemons* “Love, Daisies, and Troubadors” I should have known something awful was coming when I was talking to one of the people who most enthusiastically recommended Gilmore Girls to me – I was busy calling “Love and War and Snow” the worst episode I’d ever…
In celebration of Opposite Day, Sam advices you all to quit your whining and be more trusting of authority.
Notes Dear god. “Emily In Wonderland” Rachel – the woman who has repeatedly wooed Luke and then fled from him, breaking his heart – and Luke appear to be settling down, because exposition is for losers. Over a meal, she shows Lorelai and Luke photos she took at Stars Hollow’s Firelight Festival and she comments…
Notes Something finally happens that really helped the show. Also, I try to figure out how to use a very inappropriate word without actually using a very inappropriate word. “The Breakup, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo” Just kidding, that’s not the actual title of the show. Here we continue to endure the fallout of the entirely…
Notes The first season hasn’t been going as well as I’d hoped. I keep thinking things are going to get better but… “Christopher Returns” Although he has barely been mentioned, Rory’s father Christopher returned at the end of the previous episode and within minutes, he had been invited to stay at Lorelai’s (palatial) estate. He’s…
Notes Remember that last review, when I got super – and perhaps unreasonably – pissed about Lorelai’s treatment of Sookie? I’m about to do that again. “Concert Interruptus” Sookie cooked a beautiful meal for a client, a meal so beautiful that the client inexplicably gave her tickets to see The Bangles. I’m not going to pretend…
When I was 18, my mother insisted that I needed to know how to cook for myself. She insisted that I know five recipes. My reaction was that of the typical teenager, and for posterity’s sake, it is archived forever on YouTube. One of the five was her very simple rice pilaf. I am now…
Notes I have a supportive wife and supportive friends. They had all encouraged me to give Gilmore girls a serious shot, something I finally did when the show came to Netflix. So when I was finished watching the eleventh hour, I wrote this wife and friends of mine an email, demanding to know what in the hell…
Notes I was asked already if I’m even enjoying doing this. Through eight episode’s worth of reviews, it is apparently becoming clear to at least some readers that this might not be my favorite show. And to a certain extent, that’s true. My preferred shows are a laundry list of predictable answers: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Terriers, etc. Those…
Notes One of these two episodes is enough to make me absolutely lose my mind. But which one? Will be it the story of Rory’s first kiss? Or will it be Lorelai’s absolutely insane infatuation with both a stupid snowstorm and the doofus Max Medina that leads to the dumbest episode I’ve yet witnessed? Read…