• tv

    yelling at the screen

    my love affair with bad tv

    November 7, 2019
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    It’s 10 a.m. in New York City in the middle of August, and I’m hungover. My friend and I have planned for this: We bought pizza last night so that we could eat it cold today, plus she’s got a bottle of atrocious wine in her fridge. There’s only one thing left to do—sit down, […]

    campo girls vs. gilmore girls

    the realities of single parenting

    March 8, 2019
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    I am the only person I know who drunk-calls their mom instead of their ex. In a slurred half-cry, I’ll tell her I miss her and then ask what she thought of last week’s episode of The Bachelor. In the way that a normal person might have a best friend, someone to FaceTime every night […]

    if it weren’t for you meddling kids

    a scooby-doo autobiography

    February 15, 2019
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    Content Warning: Mentions of eating disorders and body hatred   4 I’ve got a bump on my head the size of an egg and a cartoon dog is to blame. So what if I slipped racing back to the television? I wanted to see the climactic reveal! Finding out who’s really under the creature mask […]

    Too Old for Horsin’ Around

    A Former Child Star’s Odd Kinship with An Alcoholic Horse

    November 16, 2018
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    Have you ever looked in the mirror and seen a drunken middle-aged horse staring back at you? As a relatively recent fan of the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman— which just released its fifth season— I find its wide appeal equal parts fascinating and chilling. The chronically depressed, self-destructive BoJack (brilliantly voiced by Will Arnett) is […]

    The Crazy Ones

    Watching Legion on FX and Detroiters on Comedy Central

    March 2, 2017
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    Someone is playing a trick on David Haller (Dan Stevens), the lead of Noah Hawley’s new FX series Legion, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. It could be the sinister agents of the semi-governmental organization cryptically referred to as Division Three, who tell him he’s insane. It could be the kooky spiritual therapists at a […]