What I’ve Been Reading: August 23, 2015

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Crashes, hacks, and a whole lot of disaster. Sounds like What I’ve Been Reading! More

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How Arrow Lost Sight of One of Its Most Important Characters

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From the title, you’re probably guessing that this piece is about John Diggle or Felicity Smoak, or maybe even Roy Harper. Sorry to disappoint you. In actuality, this piece is about a character that has been in every episode of the series. It’s about Starling City. More

The 2012-2013 Refrigerator Rants End-of-Season Awards

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It’s time to (belatedly) celebrate the end of the television season by giving out meaningless awards!

Sorry for being so late with this. I’ve been busy with other things and haven’t had much time to reflect on the TV season that just passed. But more importantly, I had a lot of frustrations with TV dramas this past season, which sapped my motivation to do these awards. But this has become somewhat of a tradition at the blog, so despite the drama categories being even thinner than last year (based on what I watched), I’m still going to pick my favourite performers and TV shows. The awards can be found after the jump. More

My Ten Favourite TV Shows of 2012

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Just like every other blogger on the Internet, I can’t resist making year-end lists. This one is the first of many and is about my favourite television shows of 2012. Some of them were funny. Some were suspenseful. And others were just plain weird. But all of them were awesome, in one way or another. The list is after the jump. More

The 2011-2012 Refrigerator Rants End-of-Season Awards

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The 2011-2012 television season came to a close last week with the end of May sweeps, so now it’s time for me to honour the best of what I watched with my annual fake awards show. The only problem is that it’s proving to be a little more difficult than last year. More

Episode Review: Parks and Recreation, S4E22, Win, Lose or Draw

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In the middle of this week’s season finale, Ron explains to Ben that he doesn’t like meeting new people or doing new things. He has had the same haircut for decades, and he’s been driving the same car since 1991. In short, Ron doesn’t like change. The same could be said of this season of Parks and Recreation, especially the second half. While the show has demonstrated its willingness to expose its characters to new experiences, mainly through the election campaign, the characters don’t really seem to be affected by these experiences (April and Chris aside). Parks has become consequence-free, and as “Win, Lose or Draw” demonstrated, anything that seems like change is merely like rearranging the magnets on a fridge door. More

Episode Review: Parks and Recreation, S4E21, Bus Tour

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In the penultimate episode of Parks and Recreation’s fourth season, the election campaign (sort of) heated up. And for a while there, things (sort of) got interesting. More details after the jump. More

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