Between Game of Thrones And Mr. Robot, We Watch A Lot Of Intense TV

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

battle-of-the-bastards.gifI had to go into a meditative state following last Sunday's Game of Thrones episode. I needed a come-down after what can best described as a heck-gasm. That's a pretty rough way to end the weekend.

I guess it's just how we roll now. Tragic, greusome, cynical, delusional, and dare I summon a made-up term, "Snyderian?" Everything is horrible. All of it is true. The pendulum swing between the smile-pop curated playlists on Spotify generates upwards of 13 g's as it hurls over to a common Facebook feed, before its return journey to the navel gazing and vacation-envy on Instagram.

Then it's back to HBO Go and Amazon Prime for Game of Thrones and Mr. Robot to tell us we are a hopeless people.

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Topics: tv tropes, marketing, storytelling analysis

Why Do People Like Breaking Bad So Much?

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Sep 23, 2013 12:00:00 PM

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The above is the first comment on a recap of Breaking Bad's penultimate episode.

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Topics: storytelling analysis, tv tropes

9 Things That Bad TV Does For You

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: May 9, 2012 12:00:00 PM

bad-old-tv.jpgI have seen Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on so many unfortunate occasions. That's the second one in the trilogy and 90 minutes of it are boring. Fortunately (well, not really), it's a 2.5 hour movie, and there are some wicked cool stunts -- and fortunately (really, this time), it is on TV all the damn time. It's also not a very good movie. However, a poor movie can make for entertaining TV. Bad TV can do a lot for you, and it's an important garnish to your entertainment dish.

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Topics: tv tropes, storytelling analysis

9 Animated Movies That Secretly Traumatized Children Of The 90's

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: May 2, 2012 12:00:00 PM

All-Dogs-Go-to-Heaven-hell.jpgRemember that part in All Dogs Go To Heaven when the dog goes to hell? No, of course you don't. Because there's scar tissue over that part of your brain. But it happened. There were little bits of secret trauma in the cartoons that kids of the 90's watched that are probably ruining your life right now, sitting there, reading a blog when you should be making dinner or calling your mom.

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Topics: tv tropes

10 Ways The NFL Laughs In Your Face

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Nov 15, 2011 12:00:00 PM

-what-is-football.png"The American man is neither chiseled from stone nor from crispy-chicken batter. The American man isn't helpless. . . He doesn't shirk on his responsibilities. He does work hard and he does not pick on his friends. He loves rock and roll and he hates Nickelback. He loves football, but he's smart enough to hate the NFL's greed."

You are an idiot. You are an obsessed idiot. You are a zealous, obsessed idiot. You are part of a nation of zealous, obsessed idiots. You shall find camaraderie amongst others in that nation of zealous, obsessed idiots. You, and your comrades in arms, know of a deeper love than those who are not part of your nation of zealous, obsessed idiots -- noses turned up at you as if their farts smell like Cinnabon and Carebears. You know that even amongst the other citizens in your nation of zealous, obsessed idiots, in your heart of hearts, there is no doubt that you are unique in your understanding. You know how far, and how strong, this empire, your empire, of zealous, obsessed idiots truly reaches. You, idiot, are part of something so grand that you understand your place in the world, despite that those unlike you will see your idiocy as idiocy, and not as a badge of honor.

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Topics: the nfl sucks, marketing, tv tropes

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