Life as a movie and tv junkie

Political Animals: Women being weird to other women

July 30, 2012

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On last night’s Political Animals, there was a bunch of weird drama among the women. First we see the Hammond family eating dinner, and Elaine’s mother speaks out against her potential presidential campaign. Later we see some weird political backroom dealings orchestrated by the president but carried out mostly by Elaine and her mentor, Justice […]

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Book Review: Land of Stories

July 29, 2012

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I don’t buy books very often, honestly. I buy children’s/teen literature even less frequently. Even when I was at the proper age for those books there was something decidedly uninspiring about book after book focusing on girls trying to find a nice boy or just get through high school. When I heard Chris Colfer of […]

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Political Animals: We all want to feel like insiders

July 26, 2012

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For most of us, the world surrounding the White House is a mystery. We know only what appears on our news channels — the official version of the story, and occasionally a leak. We don’t know what our nation’s leaders are like behind closed doors, and what sort of secret rivalries exist. It probably wouldn’t […]

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A cheap gimmick that still works

July 26, 2012

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This past week, two of my favorite shows closed the episode by seeming to get rid of major characters. In White Collar, that character was Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). In Suits, it was Donna (Sarah Rafferty). Now I don’t pretend to know everything about how TV shows work, but I think it’s fair to say […]

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You are going to be the underpants captain tonight.

February 8, 2012

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New Girl has a bit of a repeat situation on its hands this week. Right after we wrapped learning the differences between pantsuit women and polka dot woman, Nick comes along to hit the point over the head yet again: Jess is really cute, and people often do what she wants. Nick and Julia share […]

Posted in: Us vs. Zooey

I have baby farm animals on my checks, bitch.

February 1, 2012

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Note to the reader: We are those girls. And by “those girls,” we mean Lizzy Caplan’s character, the kind of the girls who don’t really like other girls. Especially not girls like Jess. Neither of us have “rocked a lot of polka dots” since our mothers stopped dressing us. This means, essentially, that we aren’t […]

Posted in: Us vs. Zooey
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