What I’ve Been Reading: February 10, 2013

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Behold! The Internet has dumped 4 links on my doorstep, and now I don’t know what to do with them. I could send them to link services, or I could put them up for e-adoption. Read on if you’d like your very own link. More

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The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2012

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Looking back at the year’s disappointments has become somewhat of a tradition for this blog (if you can count doing something for two years running as a “tradition”). While I’ve made a post about my favourite TV shows of the year, and I’ve got posts about my favourite music and video games of the year on the way, I think it’s worthwhile to remember some of this year’s disappointments. Some had the potential to be good but fell short. Others were just plain terrible. So without further ado, here are the ten biggest pop culture disappointments of 2012. 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

The Five Worst New Shows of the 2011-2012 Season

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The 2011-2012 TV season is drawing to a close in a few weeks, and looking back on it, I’ve noticed that it has produced a few gems (e.g. Homeland on the drama side, New Girl on the comedy side), but for the most part, the season’s new shows have been absolute rubbish. Some of the awful new series came from the big networks, like Fox’s expensive misfire of a dino show, Terra Nova, and CBS’s boring, poorly-acted procedural, Person of Interest. But cable networks also debuted their fair share of crap, with Showtime delivering two of the worst series I have ever laid my eyes on. So, which five new shows were the worst, the shittiest of the shit? Read on to find out. More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2012

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2012 is in full swing now, and it might be the final year of humanity’s existence! While we count down the days to our certain doom, we still have plenty of stuff to look forward to. Apparently, the people who make music, movies, TV, books, and games haven’t received the memo about the end of the world. That’s all for the best, I suppose. I’m not spending my last year of existence in a panic. No way. I’m going to live it up and enjoy these fine things that 2012 will bring: More