A tale of two TV boyfriends.
I wanted to know if Jim's confession of love to Pam still held up in 2017, 11 years after it aired. The answer is yes, yes it does. The writing, acting, and everything are all there. But the overall effect is not quite the same, and I blame myself and the passage of time.Read More
Before we completely say goodbye to Halloween for the year, I just wanted to shout out two more kids who really got it right (and whose parents are raising their kids as good little pop culture geeks). Take three-year-old Momo in Taiwan, for instance, who did an amazing job dressing up like No-Face from Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away.Read More
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.Read More
The commercial for a fake board game, made by Comedy Central, is a bit simplistic but it makes the point that it set out to do. That Privilege board game mentioned at the end sounds a lot easier.Read More
Sending one Marshmallow latte to all you Fannibals out there.
If you read anything about last night's iZombie episode, you were probably anticipating an special guest appearance that would turn you into a Marshmallow all over again. Little did we know that the episode would be a literal platter of cameos! With a side of black-humoured coffee!Read More
Lucy Davis, best known for her role as Dawn in the UK version of The Office, has been spotted in several pictures from the Wonder Woman set. Based on her red hair and close proximity to Gal Gadot in the photos, everybody's assuming that Lucy Davis will be playing the role of Etta Candy, the heroine's best friend.Read More
Not even the reindeer have such small hands.
It's December 1st, do you know where your holiday spirit is? If not, Netflix has got you covered! The streaming service has released a winter countdown calendar full of suggestions for festive episodes and movies to help make your viewing a little more seasonally appropriate.Read More
According to The Atlantic, The BBC is currently developing a "Netflix-style streaming service offering programming past and present."Read More
Ok, so the new Muppet show is definitely in the works and it's going to be a mockumentary. I'm Kermit flailing all over the place right now.Read More
Rumor? I barely know 'er! Waka! Waka!
Take this news with a chicken-sized grain of salt, but according to Production Weekly, The Muppets may be heading to the small screen soon with the help of a beloved comedy alum.Read More
It's a mid-January miracle!
Hallelujah! According to Variety, a Netflix spokesperson has confirmed that rumors of Doctor Who and other beloved BBC series disappearing from the streaming service at the end of the month have been greatly exaggerated.Read More
Could television be a force to galvanize young girls towards science, technology, engineering, and math, and is it the job of the actors and writers who work on these shows to constantly push for better representation? That was the question at the heart of Monday's Paley Center panel in New York, during which women from all over the industry came together to talk about their own experiences with STEM, their favorite scientific women on television, and what we might accomplish in the future.Read More
In her series Terreurs, french Photographer Laure Fauvel depicts children battling their fears. Take that, abandonment and self-consciousness!Read More
Consider the Following
How different would The Office be if John Cho (a.k.a. Hikaru Sulu from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek) was Jim? What if Seth Rogen was Dwight? Well, now you can find out! Lost audition tapes featuring these actors and more, including Adam Scott, Bob Odenkirk, and Katheryn Hahn, paint a very different picture of what the show could have been. Now that all of the actors are so closely tied to their respective characters, it's hard to imagine anyone else playing them! (via Death and Taxes)Read More
Things We Saw Today
This Exists... Because of A Lady
When I heard the description of what this video would be, it sounded cool. "Thought you might be interested in a project I made for my husband for his birthday, a collection of re-created television show intros based on his life, friends, and interests," Leigh Lahav wrote to us. And then I actually watched. I'm now giving Leigh a standing ovation and I hope her husband Oren gave her a big kiss. Watch as Leigh injects herself, her husband, and his entire life into the television openings of Adventure Time, The Office, and tons more. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
I watch a lot of British television. My wife just watched all of Downton Abbey in about a day, and I love Doctor Who so much that we named our daughter Amelia. We're two cultures separated by a common language, but the more British television I watch, the more envious I've become of some of their slang terms, and I'd like to see some of them adopted into American English so I can use them without sounding like a jerk who's just been watching too much BBC.Read More
There And Back Again
This is not your run of the mill mash-up. This is a literal one. YouTuber EagerBeaverFilms took footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and slipped in faces of the characters from Britain's The Office. To rather unusual effect. See for yourself. (via TheOneRing.net) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More