All my friends moved to LA and I’ve been mostly moping around my apartment and ordering comic books online, working on becoming one of those overweight, ancient-yet-immortal, hair-matted-in-the-shape-of-a-cloak* New York hermits. I have received divine inspiration, however, in the form of: My New Favorite Thing the Internet Gave to Me! Why does this girl get to live out my dream? Wouldn’t this be totally creepy if it weren’t on Ellen?
via Ellen, and a more vigilant person’s facebook status
*I totally saw this hermit with this actual dreadlock (singular) on Christmas Day at the movies. He could use his dread as a hood or pull it down and it hung around his neck. True Story.
It’s a crisp, grey day here in New York City. Fires are roaring. Chestnuts are being littered. And it is cuddle weather, apparently. And with thoughts of uncomfortable couch time and arms long-gone numb, I can’t help but think of the figurehead, the spokesperson, the role model for not-explicitly-sexual romance.
Ted Mosby is the fucking worst*. What do you even do, Ted? Nothing! Except fetishize love and pursue a girlfriend while doing nothing to make yourself interesting enough to get one. You long to long for a manic pixie dream girl.
You are the groan-inducing drama component of your show. You have learned so many life lessons I’m surprised you’re not blowing fables out your dick. You’re a 30-year-old Kevin Arnold. You are like a Mormon in middle school.
Of all the Ted Mosbies, you are the Ted Mosbiest—your name is on the award—but there have been others before and since who should not be let off the hook. Read more »
It’s no secret I’m a giant fan of NBC and especially NBC comedy. When I think of my favorite network sitcoms of the last few years, most of them appeared with a little peacock in the corner. Which is why it’s so strange to remember that NBC is basically hemorrhaging money.
Gavin Polone, producer for Curb and more, takes them to task in this article and outlines 4 steps for getting themselves back on track including stop fighting for the elderly demos and start making edgier content.
If The Walking Dead were on NBC, it would be the most successful and least expensive show on the network.
I think it’s a well-thought out list and urge you to check it out.
Some of us here at The Shandy (okay, one of us, the one that is not co-editor Ben), are ridiculously excited for HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin‘s A Game of Thrones, which is premiering April 17th.
And nothing stokes a fantasy fan’s fire like some good old em-effing cosplay. The Game of Thrones promo team set up a photobooth at WonderCon in San Francisco last weekend, and the results are positively delightful!
The Right Hand of Doom could kick the shit out of the Kingslayer.
A potentially formidable match for Cersei Lannister. I am coming up with the best mash-ups ever!
It’s not quite a done deal, but Deadline has reported that Netflix has won a bid to produce a new, original show, House of Cards.
It’s a weird and dangerous thing, this. The Big Red Envelope moving from, essentially, hosting into the actual production and creation of TV. It’s coming at a time when Netflix is getting a lot of pushback from networks and studios who want a bigger piece of the digital pie. Plus, the cost of winning said show is reported to be upward of $140 million.
And the whole project is named House of Cards! Critics haven’t been this eager to put on their pun hats since Julie Taymor’s Tempest in a teapot. (The movie, not the other disasterpiece)
But I think (I hope), this move just might revitalize a flailing, if profitable industry. Read more »