Archives for May 2013
The Supersizers: Seventies
The Supersizers are back! Their travels through time have brought them to a place where Sue can wear trousers (that’s good!) and has to cook (that’s less good, but kind of hilarious). Join them for an episode where they’re more married than ever, attempt to eat everything in a candy store, make a series of amazing faces, and spit out almost as much food as they did in the Restoration! Good job, The Seventies. Let’s get groovy.… Read more »
The Baker Street Irregulars
When Elementary premiered, I really liked it, but worried it would get networked to death, or that they’d be “platonic” for Chris Carter values of platonic, or – worst – it would slowly forget the canon, and stray from the heart of 221b. It didn’t. I have an article at today, about how Elementary did what many great adaptations do – interrogate, not portray, the canon – and gave us one of the most interesting takes of the last twenty years.… Read more »
The Sleepy Hollow Trailer
If you gave a 7th-grader a pan of cupcakes during American History, and he fell asleep during a Law and Order marathon while his siblings watched Charmed upstairs and his parents chatted about the historical intricacies of Anno 1790, and then he wrote down his dream and got a magical wish granted by a TV wizard, you’d have this show. And it’s JJ Abrams, so, yes! But this beautiful trainwreck doesn’t stop there. In fact, it doesn’t even start there!… Read more »
Ten Things I had Forgotten about "Willow"
I was recently in DC, and it’s not really hanging out with friends unless you subject them to something sublime or face-clawingly awful. A nearby theatre was showing Willow; seeing the flop fantasy turned cult classic seemed like a way to satisfy everyone. I hadn’t seen it in at least twenty years, and remembered only that Val Kilmer could barely handle his hair, the baby had great faces, and the credits rolled under the Renn Faire flute jig to end ‘em all. Wow, did I forget a LOT about Willow.… Read more »
Red Carpet Rundown: Met Costume Institute Gala 2013
So, in a hilarious prank the Costume Institute decided to play on the red-carpet industry this year, it made the tentpole exhibit for 2013 “Punk: From Chaos to Couture,” and then told all the fashion and media luminaries who were attending that the dress code would be Punk. Oh, what a laugh it must have been in the Museum offices, listening as the screams of the Look Pretty Industry filled the air!… Read more »
The Supersizers: Victorian
The Supersizers are back with a jaunt to the Victorian era, in which outfits are four feet across and food is all over the map. Everyone’s in the groove now. Thrill to Sue Perkins and that guy she allows to hang out with her! Marvel at her green bicycle outfit! Have some mixed feelings about some of their setups! Enjoy them upstaging a table of professional entertainers because they’re just That Couple by now! It’s an exclamatory episode all around. Also I guess we’ll eat squirrels.… Read more »

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