Christmas episodes are often too sappy. Thanksgiving ones are nearly always trite and frequently racist. Valentine’s Day episodes? Excruciatingly unrealistic. But Halloween episodes occupy the same sweet spot between surprise and tradition as the holiday itself.
These days, more and more of us are moving farther and farther away from our families for various reasons and can't always "get home" for holidays. The family of the 21st century is made up of friends, so when you celebrate Friendsgiving, you are celebrating with family.
*Stirs the shit*
You deserve everything you get, True Blood and elderly Ted.
Agent Carter has just picked up Nikita, Kick-Ass, and How I Met Your Mother actress Lyndsy Fonseca!
The Lost Internet: Something has survived.
Friends, the Internet is forever. Lest everyone forget that one, simple tenet we live our digital lives by, we've compiled a list for you of some of the best vintage websites that you can actually still browse. Sure, you can find lots of old nostalgic sites on the web archive, but these relics actually still exist in the wild.
Did you watch How I Met Your Mother? If so, science says you're a bitter husk of a human being, and not because of the finale.
The Boob Tube
From Heisenberg to How I Met Your Aunt Robin
, this broadcast TV season has been full of moments that warranted discussion (or angry, inarticulate yelling at screens). Nielsen Social used Twitter data to reveal the shows that got us talking, and wow...we obviously had a lot of feelings. Can you guess which geek shows made the top 10?
Don't be sad, Ted. The world cared about your manpain. It cared for nine seasons. Or, it cared for a couple seasons, at which point we were mostly watching for Lilly and Marshall and Barney and Robin. But your spinoff with a female lead? CBS has decided they're not into it.
Things We Saw Today
Very excited for Batman: Arkham Knight
considering Barbara Gordon, aka Oracle looks to be playing a larger role this time around. There's a closeup of her face on SuperheroHype
I have a confession to make: When The CW made the announcement it would be renewing Supernatural
for its tenth season with no end in sight, I groaned. Audibly. It's not because I dislike the show. On the contrary, I hold the Winchesters near and dear to my heart. I pause in respectful silence any time I hear “Carry On Wayward Son,” but I'm worried about my beloved series going down in a depressing spiral of mediocre episodes. Nobody wants that.
Sometimes, as fans, we just have to let go.
The mother was Bruce Willis the whole time!
So... that happened. The final episode of How I Wound Up With The Canadian finally aired, and here are my favorite of twitter's theories about the show's twists. Ted sees dead people, the series' title was a cryptic clue all along, and a possible movie is in the works? That last one is April Fools, but nothing would surprise me after Robingate.
Wow. I did not see that coming, did you?
Once More With Feeling
Hardworking Alyson Hannigan
has already lined up a post-How I Met Your Mother
job as one of the leads in a pilot produced by Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
. The show is titled More Time With Family
and will also star Tom Papa
, who worked with Damon on the movie The Informant
. It's a pilot for CBS with 20th Century Fox Television, which are both involved with HIMYM
as well. Seems like a good deal, right? Well, let's hope the show is better than its description.
Things We Saw Today
To create their Random Oscar Winner Generator
took the IMDB keywords of the 233 movies nominated for Best Picture since 1970 and plugged them into an algorithm. My favorite is “A movie star and a film producer in the 1860s cope with fame and adultery,” because time travel
. Share yours in the comments.
The Idiot's Lantern
Ahhh, binge watching. I love it and I hate it. Thinking of that time I watched 16 episodes of Community
in one day fills me with pride, just as remembering how I spent that whole day slouched on the sofa, smelly and covered in popcorn kernels and spilled salsa, makes me feel the tiniest bit bad about the direction my life has taken.
Even if we feel bad about binge watching, we've all done it. And a recent study by The NPD Group
has determined which shows we're binge-watching most frequently.
Five by Five
When do you go from banning/blocking someone on your websites to having a judge do it for you? Buffy the Vampire Slayer
and How I Met Your Mother
star Alyson Hannigan
had that decided in court this week after receiving threats online.
the internet is serious business
Game of Thrones
lost out on the "most pirated television" title last year to Dexter
. Could the scrappy younger show pull out the ignominious win this year?
Yes it could.
Is it time to declare that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a mess yet? Because several major studios have requested that Google take down legitimate websites featuring their own content, including their Facebook pages, and in one case a direct link to a show's page on its own network website. The requests were most likely filed automatically by bots scouring the Internet for copyright violations, but still, when you ask Google to take down your own movie from iTunes and Amazon because of copyright violations that don't exist, you look like a jerk. Or at least an idiot. Yeah, probably an idiot.
And All Was Right With the World
My heart is practically jumping out of my chest looking at this. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
co-stars Alyson Hannigan
and Seth Green
, the ever-adorable Willow/Oz on the show, will share screen time once more on CBS's How I Met Your Mother
. Today, we've got picture proof. Green posted the top pic here saying he was spending the day with his "favorite costar," while Hannigan tweeted, "I’m in the makeup chair again and next to me is @SethGreen
!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! Reunited and it feels so good!!!!" Her shot after the jump!