[Citation Needed]: Is Fandom a “One-Way Thing?”

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” -Salvador Dali (Minor Sherlock spoilers to follow) The third season of BBC’s Sherlock is over and done with. Much like the previous two seasons, each episode was comprised of three individual servings of impressively paced Read More …

[Citation Needed]: We’re All Ted and This Is Hell.

I feel like I wouldn’t like me if I met me. -Teagan and Sarah, You Wouldn’t Like Me  This evening, the Good Ship HIMYM will begin her final voyage and sail off into the sunset. Millennials everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief the likes of Read More …

[Citation Needed]: The Warriors and Reinterpreting Cult Classics.

 “Can you dig it?” -Cyrus, The Warriors (1979) “She bop he bop-a-we bop / I bop you bop-a-they bop” -Cyndi Lauper, She Bop Cult classics are a peculiar breed. For a while I thought this subgenre of film was exclusive to institutions like The Rocky Read More …

[Citation Needed]: A Cross-Examination Of Guilty Pleasures.

“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull. ” -George Orwell, 1984 I like True Blood. I really do. Even after the show jumped the shark in the fifth season by adding Vampire Christopher Meloni[1] I still 100% unironically derive great Read More …

[Citation Needed]: James Urbaniak and the Return of Radio Drama.

-“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” -That’s Shakespeare, Karen. -I know, James. -Of course you know, but can you appreciate it? –Getting On With James Urbaniak Ep. 11: Lockdown I wasn’t raised on talk radio. The soundtrack Read More …

[Citation Needed]: Omar and The Hound.

“Kill me and you’re free, but if I live I’ll break both your hands.” – Game of Thrones S03E08 “You come at the king, you best not miss.” – The Wire S01E08 Feedback from my previous piece ranged from “interesting, and with limited typos!” to Read More …

[Citation Needed] : How HBO’s “Family Tree” proves the documentary sitcom is still viable

“The way I feel about TV on Sunday is the way I used to feel about movies on Friday. TV is better than movies now. Accept it and drive on.” –Patton Oswalt The American version of “The Office” ran nine seasons. In just 4 years, Read More …