What I Did With My Summer Vacation: 24

Mike Hannemann In What I Did With My Summer Vacation we explore shows you should catch up on during TV’s slowest season. This week: 24’s triumphant return to television and when a half-season is just right. When 24 was cancelled back in 2008, well, the word “cancelled” actually meant something. Thanks to digital streaming services and Kickstarter, […]

What I Did With My Summer Vacation: Bob’s Burgers

Alex Russell In What I Did With My Summer Vacation we explore shows you should catch up on during TV’s slowest season. This week: how Bob’s Burgers is what Modern Family isn’t. The Simpsons didn’t get nominated for an Emmy this year, and that’s apparently big news. I haven’t been a Simpsons watcher for some time […]

What I Did With My Summer Vacation: Louie

Alex Russell In What I Did With My Summer Vacation we explore shows you should catch up on during TV’s slowest season. This week: Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie. FX just announced that Louie and Fargo are coming back with new seasons. This is great news for anyone that loves TV. You have roughly a year to prepare. […]

What I Did With My Summer Vacation: Fargo

Alex Russell In What I Did With My Summer Vacation we explore shows you should catch up on during TV’s slowest season. This week: Fargo, morality, and lots and lots of snow. I mean, you watched Fargo, right? Something I’ve become fascinated with lately is “missing” culture. I haven’t seen True Detective yet, and I have to […]

What I Did With My Summer Vacation: Review

Alex Russell In What I Did With My Summer Vacation we explore shows you should catch up on during TV’s slowest season. This week: the downward spiral of Andy Daly on Review. We’re gonna talk about Andy Daly’s extremely strange, extremely dark glance at humanity in a second. FIrst, I’m gonna need you to watch him […]

What I Did With My Summer Vacation: Nathan For You

Alex Russell In What I Did With My Summer Vacation we explore shows you should catch up on during TV’s slowest season. This week: the nervous weirdness of Nathan For You. It’s summer, and TV is dead. Even with Netflix releases of shows like Orange is the New Black, we’re still mostly at the mercy of […]

Video Games as Literature and The Novelist’s View of Work/Life Balance

Alex Russell If you’ve ever had to make a hard choice between work and the rest of your life, well, that’s normal. The Novelist is about what happens when you make the wrong one. Oh, and they’re all wrong. You play The Novelist as a ghost that’s inhabiting a vacation house by the water. The Kaplans (Dan, Linda, […]

Tough Questions: What’s the Best Thing You’ve Seen this Year?

Every week we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What’s the best thing you’ve seen this year? Rules are simple: what have we, like, gotta see, man? No, really, what have we gotta see? It’s the middle of the year and nearly everything worthwhile is on hiatus. Wonder if […]

Tough Questions: What’s the Weirdest Place You’ve Ended Up on a Trip?

Every Monday we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What’s the Weirdest Place You’ve Ended Up on a Trip? Rules are simple: Where did you end up when you didn’t mean to go anywhere? We’ve all ended up in weird places – like a cookout with an […]