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Things About (Good) Comedy Television That I Love

1. It’s awesome. Seriously, who has ever heard anything Ron Swanson has said and thought, “Eh, that’s not awesome.” NO ONE, that’s who.

2. It makes me laugh. Obviously, because it’s comedy, but good comedy television that makes me cry with laughter coming from the bowls of belly? That’s the best.

3. All the people from good comedy shows are on other good comedy shows, like the greatest kind of incest possible.

4. It’s really awesome and funny. Have I mentioned this already? Well it’s true.

5. That’s pretty much it. Watch good television. It makes you happy and it cures all diseases.*

*This hasn’t ever been disproved, so, there you go.

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Headdesk!: 5 Shows You Wish They’d Killed (or at least ended) While They Were Still Good

1. Veronica Mars – Yes, a lot of people liked Piz in Season 3, and he’s great and everything, but shows just need to learn to not have college years. It rarely goes well. Everything was wrapped up amazingly well at the end of Season 2, and think of how much MORE of a cult status it would have if there were only two seasons?

2. Family Guy – Technically, they did end it, and then brought it back, but I just really feel like the majority of the episodes now are no where near as good as they used to be.

3. Heroes – This one was just dragged out longer than it needed to be.

4. Skins – This one is actually iffy, because I LOVE Series 5, but Series 3 and 4 just didn’t do it for me. So I wish they’d have done a better job with those series, but not actually ended it because then I would have the glory of Series 5.

5. I cannot think of a fifth one, but get psyched (or at least mildly excited) because I’m doing a review of X-Men: First Class today, and spoiler alert: I FREAKING LOVED IT LIKE IT WAS WATER AND I HAD BEEN IN THE DESERT SEARCHING FOR AN AWESOME SUPER HERO MOVIE. That metaphor got away from me.

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Originally: 5 TV Characters You Could Do Without | Now: 5 Favorite TV Couples

This is actually quite hard, because I try really hard to not dislike characters in television shows (or people in life for that matter…) because it ruins the watching experience for me.

I think I’ll skip this one, and instead do…five TV couples I love! To put things on a happy note!

Also: this will be TV couples I’m currently loving, not the long time ones.

1. Lily Aldrin and Marshall Erikson (How I Met Your Mother) – They’re fun and quirky and generally awesome. Plus, it’s one half Alyson Hannigan and one half Jason Segel. That basically doubles the awesome

2. Pam Beesly/Halpert and Jim Halpert (The Office) – I honestly think they have one of the best love stories ever in television. Ever.

3. Liz Lemon and Floyd (30 Rock) – I know it wasn’t a long relationship, but I think it will continue to be my favorite from 30 Rock. Maybe it’s because I love Jason Sudeikis. Maybe it’s because they were completely perfect together. But I won’t complain.

4. Grace Violet and Rich Hardbeck (Skins – Generation 3) – This is what I meant by current favorites. Because I’m intensely watching Skins right now, Grace and Rich are more prominent in my mind. But they are adorable, and I think they might be my favorite couple that Skins has had. Probably. Maybe.

5. Alisha Bailey and Simon Bellamy (Misfits) – They just…they’re pretty, okay? They really are. They’re so weirdly perfect together, it blows my mind.


Runner-Up: Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls (Veronica Mars) – One of the quintessential “I-hate-you-but-I-love-you-but-you’re-an-obligatory-jackass-but-I-love-you-wait-let-me-solve-this-murder-then-we’ll-make-out” love stories.


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Thursday Night T.V. (Skins – Feb. 11th)

FINALLY.

FREAKING FINALLY.

Grace’s episode. Wow. Just wow.

I’m still soaking it all in, but I think this was my favorite episode of the series – although judging from the sneak peek at the finale, next week’s episode could beat it. But for now, this episode had everything I had been wanting the whole season in one lovely episode. The writers and producers were very smart with that, saving the best for last.

Let me begin by saying that Grace is such a great character. I suppose, if you wanted to stretch it, you could say that she’s a bit like Generation 1 Cassie, but I think I like Grace more (don’t shoot me). Grace is sweet and gentle, but has very real moments of sadness and anger. Jessica Sula was fantastic in this episode, and she gets major props.

And Rich and Grace. As I’m sure I’ve delicately mentioned before, I’ve been wanting to see more of them. And I finally did. They took a lot of what I expected to come up in their relationship, and ran with it. And it made my very happy. Don’t you love when television does that? It just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? I love that.

And I’ve decided I like Mini now (shocker, I know). I don’t know exactly what it is about her, but I’m okay with her. She’s got my vote (the Russian judge is still on the fence. HA.).

I also appreciated all of the Shakespeare references in the episode. It could have been overdone, but I think it fit nicely, especially with the character of Grace.

Anyway, I really did like this episode a lot. I might watch it again tonight.

Episode Score: 9.2 out of 10 castles in the clouds

Lastly: FINALE NEXT WEEK! MARRIAGE? POSSIBLE THREESOME? YELLING AND RUNNING FRIVOLOUSLY?

I know I’m excited.

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Tuesday Night T.V. (Feb. 8th)

I am an awful follower of Glee. I really am. Maybe, as it’s my guilty pleasure show, I felt too guilty to watch. Or maybe I didn’t feel like watching Gwyneth Paltrow. Don’t get me wrong, I like her, but her and Will Schuester have this weird dynamic…I won’t go into it. Anyway, no Glee review this week. You guys will deal.

Raising Hope

Two words: brother husbands. Two more words: J.K. Simmons (is that three words?). Hilarious episode. Raising Hope reminds of of Arrested Development in a way, where they’ll take what could be a clichéd storyline, and make it something fresh and funny and all0around entertaining. In this case, what could have been a simple, sitcom-y, crazy-cousin comes to town and his father is jealous of the relationship he has with his uncle, ended up being a story about polygamy and kidnapping and hide-and-go-seek. I loved the hide-and-go-seek. This was probably one of my favorite episodes thus far.

Episode Score: 9 out of 10 creepy Gollum impressions

Traffic Light

I think I finally figured out why I love this show so much. It’s awesome. Seriously. I think that’s what it is. It manages to nicely interweave three completely different storylines, without being too Friends-y, while still managing to throw curve balls at us. My favorite storyline in this episode was Adam and Callie dealing with the elderly woman from…Romania? Or some country that really likes to bake bread. I didn’t like Callie much at first, but she’s grown on me a lot.

Mike and Lisa seem to be falling into an episodic pattern where he’ll do something wrong, and she’ll forgive him in one way or another while holding the baby. It’s funny, for now, but I’m hoping they find something else to do with them, since I do like their characters a lot.

And Ethan and Phil. What can you say? Really, though, I don’t know what to say for that, it was so weirdly funny, I can’t put it into words.

Episode Score: 7.5 out of 10 french doors

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Back in the Day: 5 TV Shows You Loved As A Kid

Day 1 of the television meme. Here we go.

1. Rugrats


2. All That


3. Clarissa Explains It All


4. Hey Arnold!


5. Animaniacs

And I know all the words/tunes to every one of these theme songs. No shame. Also, I was such a Nickelodeon girl.

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Television Meme!

I thought I would liven up the time in between Pendulum Articles and weekly reviews by doing a little t.v. meme.

Here’s the list:

  • Back in the Day: 5 TV Shows You Loved As A Kid
  • Who Would You Do?: 5 TV Characters You Would…Well, It’s Self-Explanatory
  • Wow: 5 TV Moments You Still Remember (And Probably Won’t Forget)
  • “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”: 5 TV Theme Songs You Know (and Love) By Heart
  • Eh: 5 Shows You Just Can’t Get Into
  • What? No, No, I Don’t Watch That…: 5 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
  • The Starting Line-Up: 5 Channels You Go To First When You Sit Down to Watch TV
  • This Is An Environment of Welcoming, and You Should Just Get the Hell Out Of Here: 5 TV Characters You Could Do Without
  • Waaaaa!: 5 Shows You Still Mourn Losing Prematurely
  • That’s What She Said: 5 Quotes That Still Resonate
  • Headdesk!: 5 Shows You Wish They’d Killed (or at least ended) While They Were Still Good
  • Gimme More: 5 Shows You Can Never Get Enough Of

I’m excited.

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