Posts Tagged: TV
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Did People Watch Doll & Em Last Night?

Edith Zimmerman: LOGAN. What did you think of this show? We watched all of it yesterday in your apartment, and I originally brought the screeners over thinking it would be fun because HBO is generally fun, and the show seemed like a light-n-easy watch, but then it kind of steamrolled me. I'd thought we'd at most watch three episodes, but then we watched the whole thing—all six episodes—pretty much without stopping, and we didn't even look at each other between episodes five and six (the last two). Admittedly they were all pretty short, but I'd had no idea. This was in many ways the most transfixing show I've ever [...]

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True Detective Rantings

There's a "True Detective" folder on my desktop for all my screengrabs from the show, including a dozen of Cohle's forearm tattoo alone — I can alllllmost see it, okay I can see it better now, okay that's a little better? But then I realized it's probably easier to just Google that tattoo, which I did, which led me to Instagram, which is where I learned that the dude who designed the tattoo (Joshua Lord, from Graceland tattoos in Brooklyn) apparently also designed Reggie Ledoux's tattoos, and in response to questions (also on Instagram) about whether he'd intended to make the face on Reggie's chest look like [...]

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Reasons to Buy a Magnet

If you haven't seen Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's great web series "High Maintenance," here's episode one (mildly NSFW); 11 more follow. You can also help out by buying these weed-bag refrigerator accessories.

Thanks, Adam.

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Copywriting the Pure Moods CD Commercial

Look at this fucking unicorn Imagine a world with a unicorn in it where time drifts slowly. The unicorn's back

A world where you are fulfilled by your job or don’t have to work at all, preferably where music carries you away.

Experience puremoods the aural equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade folder the perfect soundtrack for small children watching Nickelodeon and adults who talk to their figurines your unique everyday crises way of life.

Listen to the goth-angel chanting which is popular elsewhere in the world Direct from Europe, this platform for Yanni multi-platinum collection has been stuck in my head for three days and agggghhh I totally hummed Enya [...]

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[Cactus][Van][Gem Stone][Gem Stone]

If you like emojis and the show Breaking Bad, or you think you might like Breaking Bad but would rather experience it as a sequence of emojis (yes), then perhaps you will enjoy these Unofficial Breaking Bad Emoji Mugs, brought to you by the lovely Starlee Kine and Russell Quinn. A mere $20.

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House of Cards in One Day; or, A Tale of Bravery

The fantasy of binge viewing is the fantasy of the cocoon. It is an intoxicating promise, sinking into a world where nothing matters except a story. In pursuit of this feeling, some friends and I made a deal to take Tuesday, February 19 off (n.b. none of us have real jobs) to watch season two of House of Cards in its entirety.

We were a foursome: Miranda, a couple named Sam and Daisy, and me. Miranda is a writer. Sam works on campaigns. Daisy does something with windmills that looks utterly terrifying. There was talk of a guy I didn’t know named James coming as well, but he didn’t [...]

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The O.C.'s Music Supervisor Picks a Contemporary OC Playlist

There's a wonderful piece up at Myspace (hello, old friend) looking back at the inimitable perfection of The O.C.'s music game:

Where Dawson’s Creek drew from palatable soft rock like Alanis Morissette and Paula Cole, The O.C. skewed LCD Soundsystem and Pixies. Seth Cohen and Dawson Leary might have both been verbose teenagers, but Seth Cohen was the one you wanted controlling your iPod.

I agree! I actually agree very, very closely:

"Dawson's Creek" ended the same year that "The O.C." began, but the two seem generations apart. Dawson's was all plunky guitar and Alanis Morissette playing over soft-focus, flannel-ridden montages. The same year, "The O.C." featured Röyksopp, LCD Soundsystem, The [...]

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How to Make a Successful TV Drama

Mix and match least 10?

- Scars

- Dead or dying animals

- Dead or dying people

- Tattoos

- Twisted sex, especially incest

- Teenage girls and/or women with ASTOUNDINGLY fantastic hair

- Rituals with masks

- Plaid

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Not True Detective But

So let's say your obsession with True Detective almost frightens you. That it feels like you'd do anything for this show, that the show controls you. That given the opportunity you'd forsake your own body to be a pair of eyeballs watching True Detective on repeat until the end of time (which is flat). Anyway, so let's say you like True Detective, and when there are no more True Detective episodes to watch (before rewatching the True Detective episodes you've watched already), you scratch at the internet for something, anything, to feed your True Detective hunger.

If that is the case, here are some links and videos to add to your collection.

Writer, creator, [...]

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Orange Is the New Black Is the New House of Cards

Here is Salon's Willa Paskin on Netflix's new original and available-for-streaming-all-at-once-so-your-life-is-over-for-at-least-13-hours series:

Without ever being anything less than wildly entertaining, “Orange” is effortlessly in conversation with all of TV’s biggest themes, and, boy, does it have something new to say about every single one of them. Here is a show that is explicitly about the consequences of breaking bad, but that never glorifies it: Violating the law does not for one moment seem cool, just a bad choice that gets you locked up. By virtue of its almost entirely female cast, it’s an instant retort to the macho-man craze, proof positive that female dynamics are more than [...]