On Entertainment

The most powerful thing about entertainment of any kind is that it is impossible to take it back once you experience it. It’s not that wrong-size shirt you got for Christmas. It is always with you, and you can never return it, for better or worse (In this case, for better could be read here as Submarine and for worse could be Epic Movie).

I will always remember the way I felt first reading The Giver; exhilarated by the story and the characters that, as a 10 year old, I intensely identified with. I passionately enjoy dystopian movies, TV shows and books today because of the impact The Giver had on me. Read the rest of this entry »


Return of Fall TV: Week One

Well, it’s September, which means it’s back to fall programming! There are two ways to look at this:

1) Goodbye America’s Got Talent and Keeping Up with the Kardashians; Hello Community and Happy Endings.

2) Goodbye Breaking Bad and So You Think You Can Dance; hello Two and a Half Men and Dancing with the Stars.

I prefer the more optimistic outlook, which, unless you and I share very different views on television, should always be option one. Though, rest assured, I still will miss Breaking Bad a whole lot.

With the end of the first week of Fall TV, let’s over-analyze how it turned out based on the new and returning shows that I watched selectively and with extreme bias!

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