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September 17, 2016

“The Body”—Buffy the Vampire Slayer Along with The Lion King, the episode of Buffy where her mom dies was super formative in my understanding of death and mourning. This episode is so heart breaking, from the jarring absence of a soundtrack to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s frantic sobs and complete emotional collapse (especially when she screams, […]

September 11, 2016

★★★★★ Hello, friend. Everybody wants to rule the world—to have control over their surroundings, to feel safe, to be aware of everything going on around them. But control is an illusion; a skewed perception of your own security where you hide the truth to protect yourself. It’s just a matter of how deep in the […]

September 4, 2016

★★★★★ (AGAIN) (I KNOW) I remember when Skins came out. I remember being 14, on MSN Messenger in a group chat talking to my friends as we watched the first episode. “Oh my god, they’re just like us!” we said as we saw a group of alternative young people. “Oh… a little less like us” […]

August 14, 2016

It’s that time of the year when American Horror Story promo material starts to appear and theories begin to roll in, with this year’s rumours involving Lady Gaga as a twisted fairy, the lost British colony of Roanoke, exorcisms, and spooky children of the corn. But only one thing can be certain: as long as […]

August 7, 2016

★★★★ MTV’s Are You The One? (AYTO) is the perfect combination of psychological experiment and drunken messy fuckfest. In the briefest possible summary I can manage, a bunch of greasy heterosexuals are thrown into a mansion in Hawaii and not allowed to leave, unless they find true love and then they are trapped in a […]

July 31, 2016

Stranger Things is a perfect show.

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. […]