Reaction: Supernatural (8×05)

I enjoyed the episode tonight. I’m still feeling a bit like we’re watching a different show. Not that it’s a bad thing; change is good and going forward is vital for a show as old as Supernatural is. The problem I’m having is that in the past when the show went into certain directions, the […]

Reaction: Supernatural (8×04)

Every season has its fillers, and with J2 having put in seven long years and have, y’know, lives outside of Supernatural (gasp), I’d say that they lightened load will become more obvious even outside the negotiated “give the boys a day off” episodes. Going into this one knowing it was what it was made it […]

When the uneducated run education

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This Fry and Laurie sketch from the early 90s 1989 shows why it’s so important you don’t let people who resent learning and think knowing stuff is bad make decisions about education for your entire country. It might provide a laugh after the sad week we’ve had of finding out the US has congresspeople who […]

Modern equivalent to June Cleaver

Reader Ara asks: Every semester the intro psych classes get asked “who is the modern-day June Cleaver?” We never have an answer– and the psych professor doesn’t have one either; he doesn’t think his students’ generation has a quick easy TV stereotype for that kind of Perfect Mother. The closest any class has come is […]

Reaction: Supernatural (7×23)

I meant to say this last week: what is up with Dean’s jacket? He already HAD a leather jacket, and one with character. It was worn and rugged and tough. Yeah, yeah, it was from the old days, before they retconned John completely into Bad Father so Bobby could be Good Father. Harumph. There was […]

Midweek Media: Kayak WTF

Brief transcript: The scene: a nice, large home. An older (white) man sits at a table, working on a laptop. A (white) woman approximately the same age as the man enters the room with mail in her hand. She pauses and says, “Honey, your eyes.” The shot changes so we can see that the man’s […]

Reaction: Fringe (4×22)

Had I been coherent enough to give an actual post on last week’s Fringe episode, I would have mentioned my suspicions about Jessica Holt. She was too calm and cool with the whole “gonna die” thing. I’m generally skeptical of TV people who can remain that calm. Perhaps it happens in real life, but I’d […]