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AuthorKatie Meadows

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July 24, 2016

★★★★★   A show about a forty-five year old mentally ill woman struggling to get her life and comedy career back on track after a mental breakdown could be really depressing, but from the opening credits Lady Dynamite aims to subvert that. A slapstick homage to Blaxploitation era films, costumes, wigs, random words thrown out […]

May 29, 2016

In 1987 The Simpsons premiered as a short on The Tracey Ullman Show and in 1989 it moved to Fox as the half-hour series that we know, from there becoming a global cultural phenomenon. I have three Simpsons tattoos, an extensive toy collection that I’ve spent years collecting, socks, t-shirts, sweaters, hats, sneakers, I even […]

May 29, 2016

  ★★★½ Celebrities, they’re just like us! Completely fucked up and in need of a lot of therapy! But they get paid to do it and we get to watch it, because they’re celebrities and we are totally entitled to every dirty personal part of their lives, and “patient-doctor confidentiality” is a super outdated concept. […]

May 22, 2016

★★★★½ I’ll be honest, I would eat a person. Before you start sub-tweeting me, I mean if the opportunity presented itself as some kind of culinary event—like the year Hokitika Wild Foods Festival really ups its game, or when I am a member of the A-list cultural elite and at some $250,000 a head restaurant […]

May 15, 2016

Party Down (2009–2010) Party Down was a really decent sitcom about a catering company made up of struggling actors; it was a sort of darker, slower, Parks and Recreation. Unlike Parks and Rec, it never really got the chance to find it’s footing, in part because the latter show stole lead actor Adam Scott. Very […]

May 8, 2016

★★★★★ Start your engines! The pit crew is at the ready and the library is open, it’s time to get sickening with RuPaul’s Drag Race. A show you could be excused for not knowing about, but not forgiven for ignoring—no tea, no shade, no pink lemonade, squirrelfriend! The brainchild of famous drag queen and self-proclaimed […]

May 1, 2016

★★½ When the first season of Broad City came out in 2014 I was ecstatic. Finally a show about some real-life, real-ass ladies; not the bougie unattainable thirty-somethings of Sex and the City, not the painfully quirky and kinda racist millennials of Two Broke Girls, and definitely not the pretentious and completely awful people in […]

April 10, 2016

Pumpkin Spits on New York—Flavor of Love Tiffany “New York” Pollard is the self proclaimed head bitch in charge of reality television. New York created the genre’s trope of the loveable villain, letting nothing get in the way of her and Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav. Very clearly not here to make friends, when her arch […]

April 3, 2016

★★★½ My bags are packed / I am ready for my flight / wanna put an end to my daydream days and sleepless nights / sitting like a mindless clone / wishing he would tap my phone / and just to hear the breath of the man / the myth / the monotone          —Bree Sharp, […]